Parador San Miguel
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Wa ha ka is how you pronounce Oaxaca! So I realise my last blog was way too long...mind you I was packing in 5 days...anyway IŽll try and keep this one a little shorter...I said I`ll TRY so no 100% promise. I travelled from Mexico City on a VIP coach and it was rather VIP especially in comparison with other "VIP" buses IŽve been on. Carpet floor, …
Breakfast in Mexico is no doubt one of my favorite activities. Since Sunday is the one day most people are off of work they spend it with their families. Up first? Breakfast. In Oaxaca that is serious business. Traditional breakfast in Oaxaca is barbacoa (looks like barbecue, even sounds like barbecue but, it's not) It's Borrego; young goat, less …
... and other local dishes. It also gave us a chance to taste grasshoppers & other local bus in spicy sauce which were surprisingly tasty. We had purple goo jelly for desert which tasted just as it sounded!
In the evening we went for a some street food tacos and a few beers and soaked up the fiesta atmosphere in the main square where people drink, listen to local bands, sell wares, talk, dance and relax. It ...
... And we had it almost all to ourselves.
But the Zapotecs were conquered by the Aztecs who were conquered by the Spanish, and now Walmart will conquer them soon as it has conquered us. So if I'm an indigenous person living in Oaxaca, I'm saying to myself, who's next? I suppose only time will tell if they outlast Walmart's low low prices and unbeatable deals.
Speaking of indigenous, the cathedral in Oaxaca was interesting. I went in looking for ...
... they wind up the mountains. Another thing that you must watch out for on the Libre roads are the tope's (speed bumps) Mexico likes to put them everywhere! Some are labeled some are not! One has got me 3 times now, you look up at the big green signs that tells you at a fork what way you are going and the also put a speed bump right under the sign. So you don't see the bump because your looking at the ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsParador San Miguel Oaxaca
Charming and typical for this town as far as decor. Very central. Not as noisy as I thought it might be at night although because of the structure and layout it can be noisy with people coming and going despite the signs asking occupants to be quiet. There is a corridor light so if your room door faces this and the staff forget to turn if off it's not easy to get to sleep. I was disappointed with my traditional tortilla soup in the hotel's restaurant. My room is probably not the best positioned, room 307. There are lots of little extras.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.