Sunrise over Oaxaca
Favorite thing: I was lucky to watch in Oaxaca one of the most beautiful sunrises I’ve ever seen.
When living in the Hotel Victoria and drawing back your curtains at dawn, you’ll catch your breath as you look out at the sweeping view of Oaxaca awakening under the Sierra Madre mountains.
You can watch my 3 min 20 sec Video Oaxaca sunrise out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.
Hotel Victoria Swimming pool
Favorite thing: I was in Oaxaca in the end of January. It was about -25C in Moscow when I left it and came to Mexico with its +25C! Feel the difference! Though it was also winter for Mexicans but for me it was hot summer. That’s why I took every advantage to swim in hotel’s pools.
What was a pleasure to jump into a pool in evenings after long and hard excursions in daytime.
You can watch my 2 min 56 sec Video Oaxaca Hotel Victoria in the morning out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.
You can watch my photo of Oaxaca de Juárez on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 17° 4' 21.90" N 96° 43' 44.05" W or on my Google Earth Panoramio Hotel Victoria Oaxaca Pool.
Oaxaca de Juárez
Favorite thing: The city and municipality of Oaxaca de Juárez, or simply Oaxaca, is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of the same name.
“de Juárez” was added in honor of Benito Juárez, who was a native of this state and began his legal and political career here. Antequera was its old name before the Independence of Mexico in 1821.
You will take full advantage of Oaxaca’s year round spring like weather and January is the best season for excursion around Oaxaca.
You can watch my photo of Oaxaca de Juárez on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 17° 4' 23.01" N 96° 43' 44.63" W or on my Google Earth Panoramio Oaxaca de Juárez.Related to:
- Historical Travel
Left Luggage / Luggage Storage in Oaxaca
Favorite thing: If you arrive in Oaxaca without a hotel reservation, go to the first-class bus terminal and leave your luggage at the terminal's luggage storage service. I can't recall the exact cost, but it is relatively cheap. You can then either walk or take a taxi to the Zocalo area (MX$20-30) and start checking out the nearby hotels / hostels without having to haul your luggage. Likewise, if you have a late flight or bus departure, store your luggage at the first-class bus terminal and spend the day exploring the city.Related to:
- Women's Travel
- Road Trip
Favorite thing: The US consular agent (951) 4-30-54), open Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm, is at Alcala' 201. You can find the Canadian (951) 3-37-77), Italian (951) 5-31-15), German and British representatives (both (951) 6-56-00) all at Hidalgo 817/5. The French representative (951) 6-35-22) is at Guerrero 101.Related to:
- Budget Travel
- Study Abroad
- Historical Travel
mole mole mole....
Favorite thing: One of the claims to fame here is the mole...a sauce made of different things that you put on chicken, meat, whatever you desire...the chocolate mole is really good, but depending on what you put into the sauce dictates its color...yellow peppers=yellow mole, red peppers=red mole, etc., etc.
I only tried the brown mole, but it was pretty good...quite rich....Related to:
- Food and Dining
Favorite thing: The big thing here is Chapulines, which are grasshoppers doused in chile and lime...seems to be a craxe around there, they are piled high in all of the markets, and even make it on the menu in restaurants...I never had the stomach to try them, but I convinced both of my friends to do so and even took pics...good times....Related to:
- Food and Dining
The capital city of the state...
Favorite thing: The capital city of the state of Oaxaca is a marvelous colonial example of green stone, which is the base of almost all downtown buildings, it has a nice park full of restaurants where you can have great food and coffe in the afternoons to relax.
Fondest memory: I have spent great evenings chating with friends while enjoying a nice cup of coffe or the amazing traditional chocolate and egg bread.
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