Oaxaca: Don’t Miss This (Part 2)

Following on from my previous post, here are more things I recommend you add to your list if you thinking of visiting Oaxaca de Juarez. There are direct flights to Oaxaca from Mexico City several times a day, taking around 50 minutes, or if you could take the 8-10 hour bus ride. Just sayin' Tlacolula … Continue reading Oaxaca: Don’t Miss This (Part 2)

Oaxaca: Don’t Miss This (Part 1)

Travelling to Oaxaca? I have listed my favourite things to do here, designed to show you Oaxaca de Juarez and its surrounds, but also to give you enough time to take things slowly and just wander through the central city and to soak up everyday life here. I don’t really eat out a lot in … Continue reading Oaxaca: Don’t Miss This (Part 1)

Climbing Brother Mountain – Cruz de Mayo

Saturday, May 3rd was an important day of celebration in Teotitlán. Known as La Fiesta de las Cruces, or Cruz de Mayo, the day has religious origins from the 16th Century, and is primarily observed by miners, masons and construction workers. Traditionally in Mexico, a cross decorated with flowers and paper is placed on the … Continue reading Climbing Brother Mountain – Cruz de Mayo

Monte Alban

Having this week off school has allowed me to play tourist and visit some of the attractions and villages surrounding Oaxaca de Juarez (wa-HA- ka de WHA-rez). One of the most well-known of Oaxaca’s ancient ruins is Monte Albán, (MonTE al BAHn) - an ancient Zapotec capital and partially excavated archaeological site located on top … Continue reading Monte Alban