Travel Blogs from Oaxaca
... walking around town again taking pics. Its so nice to be able to explore. We forgot the map and so wandered up and down the cobbled streets in a random manner. There is a little rain after lunch but nothing like yesterday so we were able to enjoy a lot of Oaxaca.
In the afternoon we go to the supermarket to get snacks and necessities and explore the northern end of town. Lots of churches. Parks packed with locals hanging out, making out and eating from the local ...
... were endless and I wasn't too impressed with them. There was a market there that was pretty good. It had lots of food, spices, clothes and what nots. The only thing I did not like about it was the meat section smelled a bit. The plaza was a pretty neat area that was a bit like a park. It had a cathedral at one end with a fountain in the middle and restaurants surrounded the plaza. It was good to have a meal here and watch life go by. ...
... that the fact that our departure time had been moved up by 25 minutes and we had forgotten to reschedule our limo, and we were in serious trouble.
But in spite of arriving at SeaTac only 40 minutes before flight time we were still able (just barely) to get onto our flight. Changing planes in Santa Ana was no problem, and Rosie was so happy to get out of her carrying case that she sat quietly and comfortably in Elly's lap as we waited for ...
... it maybe safer to catch a taxi. Once in the taxi I was relieved I didn't walk as it was about 10kms, we drove past a huge local market that I wish I had known was there and I would have visited. I made it to the station in perfect time to catch the 11am bus. I had just enough time to grab some snacks and a drink. I grabbed a can of coke but couldn't drink it. It tastes so different to Aussie coke. As we line up to get on the bus, security with guns ...
... in a Oaxacan district with 2 British girls, and drink mezcal as we roam the markets and see fireworks and a huge array of dancing ghouls, ghosts and other odd costumes all celebrating in the streets. Soph gets singled out for a song by some undead Callejonadores ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel CasAntica Oaxaca
What can I say? The hotel is a beautiful old building in one of Oaxaca's unasuming streets. It is close to everything but is suprisingly quiet. Absolutely beautiful interiors and the staff are wonderful. They went out of their way to help with adapters, rechargers, tours and even wrapping up pottery we bought from the ruins. We would encourage anyone who is visiting Oaxaca to stay at the Hotel Casantica.
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