Hotel Q

2da Privada de Jacarandas 203, Oaxaca, Oaxaca, 68000, Mexico
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oaxaca city apartment. Anybody know one?

by pinelo

Do you know a good furnished apartment in Oaxaca?

Regards,
Brian A.

oaxaca city apartment.

by pinelo

Check this link http://www.apartment.galeon.com/

It´s nice.

RE: oaxaca city apartment. Anybody know one?

by spalatino

Hi
check http://www.go-oaxaca.com/, they have some useful adds sometimes.
Darko

RE: oaxaca city apartment. I know a few.

by fused

Dear Brian,

It´s been a while since you posted your question, so perhaps this is a waste of time. But when I saw the links that were recommended to you by the 2 previous posters, I thought perhaps you could use a little more help. While your request for information was very direct and to the point in a Yanque sense, in Mexico things become a bit complicated.

You need to clarify what you mean by "reasonable price" and "furnished" also, how long you want to stay. This is a good time for short term rentals. In fact, my neighbor across the courtyard has a beautifully furnished 2 bedroom apartment with all the modern conveniences, including linens, a DVD player, completely furninshed kitchen and utensils, etc. We are in the heart of the UN Cultural Heritage of Humanity district, about 14 of a mile from the Zocallo. She is back in the states for the next 6 months or so. Left last Sunday. I spoke to her the day she left and she said she would be willing to rent the place while she was gone for $350-400 a month.

This is the cheapest you´re going to find, mainly because the price quoted was more or less of an afterthought. Anything advertised on the web for a short turn rental is going to set you back between $550.00 and $1,000 (US Dollars).

If you like, e-mail me at - fusedmax@gmail.com - I know of some cheaper places (under $300 a month) and some folks who take short term lodgers, but the accomodations would not be quite so posh. I know some more expensive options too, but then anybody on the street here can show you to them.

Good luck to you on your trip here. I look forward to meeting you in the Zocallo for beer some day.

Max Uhler

Travel Tips for Oaxaca de Juárez

Mexican Indy 500

by shdw100

Taking the bus ride up to see Monte Alban. The bus driver must have been in the Indy 500. We sat in the back of the bus and he drove up the mountain, through the hairpin curves, like it was nothing! It was scary at times when you sit in the back of the bus, going around a curve, and the back of the bus is hanging over the cliff while the guy is speeding up the mountain. Definately something that I will never forget!

Curiouser and curiouser

by TheWanderingCamel

You see them everywhere, in craft shops and markets, museum gift shops, laid out on blankets in parks and the streets of Oaxaca - alijebres - fantastical carved and painted animals, some quite recognisable, others very strange creatures indeed.

They're carved from the local copal wood, and what was once a small group of carvers from just two villages has grown to a veritable industry with hundreds of families employed in the work in villages all over the central valleys of Oaxaca. Of course, with so many people involved, the quality varies enormously, but that does not mean to say that you will only find the best work in the most expensive shops - you may well find work of amazing quality being sold in a market or on a street stall, you just need to look.

Whole families work at this - the men usually doing the carving, the women the painting. The
alijebres of Oaxaca have become a major folk art, the best pieces being avidly sought by collectors from all over the world. You cannot miss seeing them for sale wherever you are, but the best way is to visit some of the carvers in their homes. The villages of San Antonio Arrazola and San Martín Tilcajete are no more than 20km from Oaxaca, and are easily accessible on a day trip from the city. You could take a tour, but getting there by public transport or taxi will give you more time and freedom than being trotted around behind a tour leader. Please be mindful of the fact that you will be visiting people in their own homes

Bicycle shop with a travel agency.

by cachaseiro

This bicycle shop sells both bikes and equipment aswell as being a local tour oprator doing bike trips around Mexico.
It´s run by a former mexican olympic cyclist and i was very happy with the prices and the excellent advice i got there.
I bought some equipment there and they were very informative on cycling in the Oaxaca region and i would stronly suggest that you make your way past their little shop if you are in Oaxaca and likes cycling cause these guys know what they are talking about and they are happy to help fellow cyclists.

gorgeous and eerie ruins

by susiemargare

monte alban is a zapotec ruins outside of oaxaca city. it is beautiful. there are many buildings and original carvings. there is a cave that used to be used as a burial tomb for multiple bodies; you can go inside it. the most magnificent part is the ballfield, which is a huge green expanse. it is positively spooky. the silence surrounds you like a fog. the whole ruins is at the top of a very high hill so that the natives could spot anyone coming.

the entry fee is $5. there is a small gift shop with a small gallery holding original stones and carvings taken from some of the walls of the ruins. in the hall outside the gift shop are larger reproductions of some of the walls of the original buildings. there are also vendors outside.

when i went, there was a man just outside the gift shop who offered to act as a guide. at first, i thought, oh, he won't have anything good to say, but it turned out to be worth every penny. i can't remember how much he charged (maybe $5), but i tipped him an additional $10 because he was so informative.

allow two to three hours. a lot of walking, but worth it.

a commercial bus leaves periodically from the hotel rivera del angel (calle mina #518) and costs $3 each way. the gift shop (and the last bus) closes at 5 pm, and i was told that the taxis leave then too, so be careful not to get caught up there with no way to get home. there is nothing within a walkable distance.

Mitla temple

by alza

Mitla is an ancient Zapoteque Indian city which was overtaken by the Miztecs before the Spanish arrived in Mexico. Most constructions are in ruins but some walls and parts of the ancient city are still standing and can fill you with awe. You can go down in dark and damp tunnels into old tombs, if you,re nimble enough to bend in two.

What I liked most of all in Mitla was the co-existence of the old Zapoteque culture with the later dominant Spanish colonial presence. The Church of San Pedro, with its red domes, seems to appear at different angles in every pic I took of the ancient Zapoteque city. It,s around the church that you will find the artifacts market and the food vendors... as usual in Mexico. Churches seem to go hand-in-hand with community life.

In Mexico, people of every background usually stop and sign themselves silently when passing in front of a Church. Sometimes this can be confounding... like when you are explaining the direction to your hotel to a cab driver and he does a few quick signs of the cross and kisses the rosary hanging from his rear-view mirror. Makes you wonder what in the world might have happened to your hotel while you were at the Mall.

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