Posada Don Mario
Travel Blogs from Oaxaca
In Oaxaca City we stayed in an outstanding hotel (Posada Don Matias) near what I'm going to call the "Market District" of town. There are two fairly large buildings full of booths with food, knick knacks, meat, produce, flowers, etc, and during the day it's difficult to walk around the crowded streets and isles. We were also close to the Zocalo (a …
... good such as a teacher pulling your ear, or smacking kids. This type of punishment is being debated right now but when we told our teacher about teachers not being able to hug and touch kids in school for a fear of being accused of abuse he seemed not shocked or surprised but saddened. It is also a closeness that comes from living in a city. There are many people from the villages who come to the city to earn money each day or each week, and there are ...
... and painted wooden bookmarks, toys, and cooking spoons; comales (clay plates for cooking tortillas); Christmas tree ornaments; etc. My strategy was to stare at my food and not look up; Elly (the more polite one of us) tended to say "Muy lindo, pero no, gracias."
Another part of the experience is that one gets to meet one's neighbors -- one can hardly avoid it, as seats are so tightly packed together. On one occasion we met a couple who had ...
... the castillo was lit, I did the following: I ate street food; I hung out by carnival booths with friends and watched kids wielding unattached bb guns try to knock down targets to keep cheesy music playing; I went over to Andy and Blanca’s house to have some quiet conversation; I tapped my toe along with two big, loud bands; I watched and plugged my ears while dozens and dozens of people, one after another, danced around with ...
... about our Oaxaca highlights. Now, I’d like to write about the more mundane, or rich, depending on your perspective, parts of our daily life here.
What better place to start than with taking out the trash. Three times a week, usually around 8 a.m., a garbage truck drives down our street. A man standing on the back of the truck manually rings a bell to announce its arrival. Sometimes the man is wearing earmuffs so as ...
How has this lodge rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed