Category Oaxaca

Mexico: Oaxaca – Part Seven

November 23 – 27 And so, we finally made it to the Museo Rufino Tamayo, recommended by Lonely Planet and Trip Advisor, a collection of pre-Hispanic art donated by the city’s most famous artist, Rufino Tamayo.  Born in 1899 in Oaxaca of Zapotec heritage, he was active in the mid-20th century in Mexico and New […]

Mexico: Oaxaca – Part Six

November 23 – 27 Our last day in Oaxaca would be busy and yet relaxing as we planned a trip to see the Tule Tree on the outskirts of town and then take a cooking class in the afternoon.  After our very entertaining and successful class in Barcelona in 2017, we’ve eager to do another […]

Mexico: Oaxaca – Part Five

November 23 – 27 We left Café Brujula and walked a couple of blocks to Porfirio Diaz to Espacio Zapata, a workshop and gallery founded by the art collective Asaro (Assemblea de Artistas Revolucionarios de Oaxaca) in 2006. A great deal of the imagery here is related to death and day of the dead, but […]

Mexico: Oaxaca – Part Four

November 23 – 27 After our tasty snack, we walked up to the Templo de Santo Domingo, a former Dominican monastery (we’d visit it later in our stay) stopping at a number of shops to check out the merchandise. From there we walked through a small street market, one of many around the city, a […]

Mexico: Oaxaca – Part Three

November 23 – 27 After another filling breakfast, we plotted out our plan for the day, the big-ticket item to be a visit to Monte Alban to see one of the top five pyramid complexes in Mexico.  We first considered taking a guided tour of the site, but after doing some research determined that it […]

Mexico: Oaxaca – Part Two

November 23 – 27 Breakfast the next morning would become a reassuring and filling habit, a small buffet of fruit, muffins, bread, cereal, yoghurt and various things to drink.  You’d fill your plate and sit at one of the tables on the rooftop, the sounds of a waking city bubbling up from the street below.  […]

Mexico: Oaxaca – Part One

November 23 – 27 We finished up with our breakfast and checked out of the hotel, our stay of four nights running us 7,515 Pesos ($388.40) in total with 6,873 pesos ($357) for lodging and 642 pesos($33) for meals/drinks, less than $100 a day for a nice room and a number of breakfasts.  One of […]