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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

November 19 – 22 Ascending from the Metro station at Insurgentes, we walked back towards the hotel on the bustling Calle Genova, crowds of folks just off work sitting at the outdoor patios of the bars lining the street, enjoying the end of the day.  We decided to stop in at Aventura as we’d noticed […]

November 19 – 22 Navigating that next morning was made easier as we were to meet our tour group at the front steps of the Palacio de Bellas Artes.  Using our knowledge of the metro system this time around, we were able to locate a station a bit closer to the site making for a […]

November 19 – 22 We left the cathedral and walked over to the National Palace, the seat of the federal government in Mexico.  This site has been a palace for the ruling class of Mexico since the Aztec Empire and much of the current palace’s building materials are from the original one that belonged to […]

November 19 – 22 We found navigating the Mexico City Metro system to be fairly easy and enjoyed traveling on it with one exception; during certain times of the day it could become unbearably crowded, the bane of any large train system.  A number of times we had to almost force ourselves into a car […]