I headed out early in the morning on Friday to catch the plane to Mexico City. It was great to run into CancunCanuck in the airport in DF – chatting made the wait for our flight to Oaxaca pass quickly. Imagine my surprise when we deplaned in Oaxaca and saw the sign above. And a little further, inside the terminal, a marimba band!
After collecting luggage we were collected by Mexico Today folks and outside there was another marimba band! Made us feel very special, I will say!
The hotel is beautiful – The Camino Real. It is a former convent and all the walls are gorgeous thick stone blocks. A few pictures, below:
After showering and resting (except I couldn’t stand to mess up the greeting to me written out in flower petals on my bed) we collected for a cocktail hour and to get to know each other. We each introduced ourselves. The blogger group is made up of a variety of writers – with topics ranging from travel, adventure, news, food, family, bilingual & bicultural, and a few personal bloggers (like me!) We are a variety of ages and represent various regions of Mexico, too.
This first night, Friday, was all about getting to know each other and to have some fun. After cocktails and a mescal tasting (this is Oaxaca, after all) we headed to the chapel of the former convent for a buffet dinner and the dances of the Guelaguetza. Paul and I attended the show last year when we were here but our seats this time were VIP so I got some great photos for you.
I am writing this on Sunday as most everyone is heading out. Since I am staying for an extra day I am taking a break in my room to write and to go through my photos and video. It has been an amazing trip and I am so excited to be a part of this great project. I think it will be fun to be back in the workplace again, too.
So stay tuned for more about the Mexico Today project. Saturday was a packed day, full of amazing people and adventure, there is lots more to tell!