Hotel La Casona De Tita
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Early morning start for our second bus journey (around 5hrs) this time to the city of Oaxaca, food Mecca of Mexico, sprawled across a grand expanse of deep-set valley, 1600m above sea level with a population of over 250,000. We arrived around 1pm and went straight to our hotel. Quick freshening up and then straight for a traditional lunch of tlayudas con pollo (massive crunchy tortilla with refried beans and chicken) topped off with Tamarindo Agua de Sabor. We then started ...
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Friday 22 Nov
A calm day in this historic colonial town. Our first port of call was the 17th century cathedral in Zócalo square - OK I suppose, but much like many others. After a latte grande we walked a few blocks North to the church of St Domingo, where we were ...
... Posada created a famous print of a figure he called La Calavera Catrina ("The Elegant Skull") as a parody of a Mexican upper-class female. Posada's striking image of a costumed female with a skeleton face has become associated with the Day of the Dead, and Catrina figures often are a prominent part of modern Day of the Dead observances. Some people believe possessing Day of the Dead items can bring good luck. Many people get tattoos or have dolls of the dead to carry with them. They ...
... but each town has their own signature products to the area you are in. Oaxaca seems to be lots of hand made traditional clothes, wooden hand made toys, tapestries that are hand woven and mescal, a drink that is only made in Oaxaca similar to tequila. Also lots of bracelets and jewelry. The day before on our walk we met local who hand makes his jewelry with Mexican stones and twisting metal. He was only ...
... The town has this beautiful, old look to it and is very picturesque. Another plus is that it is more geared towards tourists (nice restaurants etc.) without being in-your-face about it. There's very little pressure to buy trinkets or eat at certain restaurants. We were starving, so we found a little family run restaurant and had our first tlayuda (recommended by the hostel). Unfortunately this was a bit of a miss, so we kept moving and headed to the markets to ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility