Posada Don Mario
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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 ...
... find it whrn you get there! This theory work except for fiesta time in mexico. Luckily the hostel and its staff were amazing and even found us extra mattrasses for the third night.
Day of the dead is celebrated the 31st of October and the 1st of November and is where the Mexicans hobour their dead. In their houses they build alters with candles, photos, flowers, chocolate, bread, alcohol and the favourite food of the dead and then in the cemetery ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed