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Jan 15, 2016 - Oaxaca bound

Oaxaca (wah-HA-kah) bound - Jan 6 - 15 From San Cristóbal, it's a two- or three-day drive south and west, then north and west to get to Oaxaca. Part of the trip is a tad challenging if the winds are heavy. The road travels close to the Gulf of Tehuantepec (Pacific side) which crosses the narrowest portion of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. It was clear that there must sometimes be very high winds when we saw the hundreds and hundreds of wind generators along the highway. Fortunately, we had very low to no winds whereas other travellers we...

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Nov 21, 2015 - Mmmmm queso Oaxaca ...

After a very comfy ride to Oaxaca through cacti fields and mountain ranges I arrived and took a local bus to the hostel that had been recommended to me - Casa Angel. I had not booked because on hostelworld it showed as fully booked, so it was fingers crossed! After getting off the bus at the wrong stop and having to walk back up the street I was pleased to find they had availability and not just in any form but the LUXURY dorm! It is very cool, the room has 6 beds all within there own cubby hole, with power point, light, shelf and curtain!...

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Mexico 2015

Feb 28, 2015 - Oaxaca

Thursday 2/26 We set off from Puebla across the high valley on our way to Oaxaca (Wa-ha’-ca), about a four hour drive. There were mountains in the distance, and lots of cactus, and some interesting trees with yellow flowers. Oaxaca is in the mountains, and we had a nice hotel in the old center. As soon as we got settled, we headed off walking to the Zocalo and the market. We passed lots of vendors in market stalls along the way. We went for a local lunch at the market (along the way, the guide purchased a local snack, dried spiced...

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Feb 1, 2015 - Etat d,Oaxaca et Site Monter Alban

Bonjour a Tous, (desoler pour les conjugaisons, accents, clavier espagnol) Oaxaca et sa ville. Passage oubliger venant de Puebla et voulant me diriger au Chiapas. De plus, un site archeologique reputer Zapoteque/Mixteque y est situer soit Monte Alban. Bien aimer la ville, son marcher, son Musee de la Culture, tres grand avec beaucoup de diferentes salles d,expositions. Quand a Monte Alban a 6 km en bus de la ville d,Oaxaca. Bien le deplacement en vaux la peine, le Musee en entrant explique l,importance du site dans la culture Zapoteque de...

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Jan 29, 2013 - Oaxaca

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND I've taken some excerpts on Oaxaca from Wikipedia: Oaxaca is located in the foothills of the Sierra Madre at the base of the Cerro del Fortín. The city relies heavily on tourism, which is based on its large number of colonial-era structures as well as the native Zapotec and Mixtec cultures and archeological sites. Oaxaca, along with the archeological site of Monte Albán, was named a World Heritage Site in 1987. The city of Oaxaca has long been considered "Mexico's culinary capital." The most notable aspect of Oaxacan...

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Jul 25, 2012 - Arrival day Oaxaca Mexico

Hello everyone,our first day in Oaxaca Mexico was not a good experience once we collected our bags and pay for our ride to the BB we headed to the cab stand they call them collectivo's here. We were directed to a van which had already had seven people and with us nine.our collectivo did not have air condition and all the windows were open the guy in the front passenger seat was so pissing drunk every time the van stopped he opened the door and vomited this went on for about 20 minutes.our drive inform us that he could not take us right to...

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Nov 14, 2011 - Hola Oaxaca (people not in the know might call it Wahaca)

Highlight of Oaxaca had to be the day tour which included a visit to a small workshop which produces the local Mezcal tequila like liquor which pretty much blinds you on smell let alone taste; a trip to the ancient ruins of Mitla; a visit to the widest tree in the world; and a bumpy trip to a stunning petrified waterfall (a waterfall that looks like it's flowing but has in fact entirely solidified due to mineral content - here ends today's geography lesson). We also visited some workshops in Arrazola where they make beautiful coloured wood...

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Blame it on Rio!

Aug 5, 2011 - Oaxaca 2

Okay, a lot has happened since I have been here. I dropped my camera in a bucket of water two days ago so I am sure it is fried. I have had it in a bucket of rice covered with a towel since to see if it will work once I get the water out of the camera but I am not hopefull. I busted my toe open on the side walk the second day I was here. It is fine now but it hurts a little when I walk a lot. I have become reacquainted with insects of all kinds since my furlong in Europe. I ate at a Church{s Chicken at the bus station in Mexico City on the...

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Kia Shnette 2010

Jun 23, 2011 - Oaxaca

Bonjour tous le monde! Nous sommes presentement a Oaxaca, une belle petite ville coloniale. Nous avons passer environ 6 heures dans lautobus avant d;arrive ici! Le paysage est trop beau! Des montagnes a perte de vue tellement hautes avec des millions de cactus!!!! Nous avons eu la chance d;aller visiter le site archeologique de Monte Alban hier. De cette endroit, nous avions une vue superbe sur la ville d Oaxaca! Ensuite on a ete visiter larbre le plus large du monde! Il fait 57 metres de circonference! Nous avons mange dans un petit marche...

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Jun 9, 2011 - Oaxaca

Oaxaca (pronounced wa-hocka) is quite the impressive town with loads of things to see and do. I started out by signing up for a tour of some of the more interesting tourist attractions. The first was a giant tree...one of the biggest in the world with a circumference of 58 meters (has to be seen to be truly appreciated). Images of Puebla and Oaxaca can be found here. I also got to see more pre Columbian ruins. These people were called the Zapotec and built some very amazing structures. The ruins are called Monte Alban and probably took...

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May 27, 2011 - Oaxaca

Dieser unaussprechbare Ort leasst sich sehen. Ein hoher Anteil indigener Kultur, tolle Maerkte, schoene Plazas, abwechslungsreiche Umgebung. Ein idealer Ausgangspunkt fuer die gleichnamige Region, welche man in den westlichen Medien (aehnlich wie Chiapas), eher nur in negativer Erinnerung hat. 2006 & 2007 eskalierten dort die Lehrerproteste. Als wir ankamen, dachten wir es handle sich um eine Art Veranstaltung der "U"nion "D"er "S"olidarisch "S"trickenden "R"ealschullehrerinnen- nein im Ernst, es wirkte eher wie ein Volksfest und gegessen...

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May 25, 2011 - Oaxaca

Well, we have been in our 2ND TO LAST city for 5 days now, leaving for our LAST in about half an hour. We just can't believe that in a week we will be home.. Anyway, Oaxaca City..really lovely. Another colonial one, which we like! so, like San Cristobal, but more to do.

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