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Oaxaca, here we come!

I’m getting ready for my trip to Oaxaca on Friday, and I have to admit I am pretty excited.  It will be great to meet everyone but also to get to work on the plan for spreading the word about the México we all love.  The picture above is from our trip to Oaxaca last year. It’s been frustrating for lots of us who live here and love it here to read and hear inflammatory news reports, many of which present...

Back from the mall

Paul and I just got back from a shopping trip to Guadalajara. We took the bus so it was a very relaxing trip. Six and a half hours to knit and listen to my audio book was a pleasant way to travel. We stayed in Tlaquepaque at the boutique hotel Quinta Don Jose, where we have stayed before. It is a very friendly place, and the grounds are lovely, too.x As happens to me whenever we travel to the interior,...

Fun and amazement in Oaxaca

Friday night we fixed ourselves up kinda cute and headed to the Camino Real Hotel for dinner and the Guelaguetza, a suite of traditional Oaxacan dances.  It took place in the chapel of the former convent, an absolutely beautiful space.  Tables for ten were arranged throughout the room and there was a buffet set up on a raised area at the end.  The stage was centered along one wall.  We sat with a family of four at a table with...

Prowling around Oaxaca

One of the things we like so much about staying in B & B’s is the chatting with other guests at breakfast.  Oaxaca attracts an international crowd, and the breakfast table reflected that.  We met Australians, Italians, French, and Japanese along with Americans.  The ages vary, the knowledge of Mexico varies, but without a doubt you meet people who are really compatible.  One morning we met Tot and her friend Shari from the San Antonio area.  Tot and her husband...

Oaxaca and Monte Albán

Oaxaca.  Just the word Oaxaca makes me think of beautiful textiles, mole, and ancient ruins.  Oaxaca’s Centro Historico is a delight – wide stone block streets with colonial buildings, almost all in good repair.  Several streets in the center of town are closed to car traffic so you can stroll along almost all the way from the Santo Domingo church to the zócalo. During the 2006 teacher’s strike and occupation of the zócalo the zócalo itself was badly damaged, so...