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... is also a grand salon which is used for events and every Friday night they have a cultural evening with folk dancing for guests and locals alike.
Just beware of the spirits and ghosts that are said to be wafting around.
The group is split tonight so half go Casa Oaxaca, a quaint hotel with a lovely but slightly echoing courtyard and the others go to hacienda Los Laureles.
A cheeful night cap at the bar with mescal is in order before we traipse off to ...
... night turned into a crazy sea of people an one of the more amazing firework shows that we have seen. Mostly because there is no OSHA so the fireworks were being set off right next to us, and were right overhead (and landing on us too!) The best part was when the light the fireworks over the church, check out the video because when a church is draped in fireworks it is quite a sight. The Mexicans lover their fireworks, and it is one more reason I love ...
... are around 10 stands yelling at you to try and get your business. We were like deers in headlights and pretty much let the first stall take our basket. The meat was raw and the vendor was sweeting all over the meat! We were a little sceptical at this stage. We spoke English they spoke Spanish and somehow we exchange money for a yellow ticket and lost our basket. We were ushered back to the start and forced on a table with a family of 4. Justin attempted to make small chat with ...
... for five years. We chatted for a bit as the bacteria from breakfast brought agonizing pains to my stomach. I rested and it seemed to pass, thankfully. I was rested and ready to explore. I decided to go get lost in Oaxaca for an hour and began a random walk. I came across a absolutely beautiful basilica called Santa Domingo. It was very peaceful, and I was more than delighted to sit in silence for 20 minutes inside. I ...
... ice cream and a snow cone), one of our favorite treats in Oaxaca.
March and April were really hot and dry here. The mountainsides turned brown. The air was ******* the lungs. No precipitation fell. Nada. Then in May, we got our first rain storm of the season. Relief. Through May, the rain was sporadic, but it signaled the end of the dry season. It’s now June, and things have greened up quite a bit. ...