Smell of culture
Oaxaca Travel Blog› entry 2 of 12 › view all entries
We arrived in Oaxaca in the night, after a seven hours trip by bus from Mexico City. It was hard to sleep, the seat was confortable, sure, but I was so attracted by the land we were crossing, even if was dark outside I tried to capture each single light, plant or life sign ran behind my window. Jumped down the bus in the main station of Oaxaca and we were lucky to find a taxi, or maybe not, probably they are there in the night waiting that bus. The taxi drove us to the center. We booked at Hostal de la Noira, a four stars hotel situated in Avenida Hidalgo, about hundred meters from the main square Plaza de la Constitucion (Zocàlo). The hotel was very nice, as you expect a mexican hotel, in colonial style and colorful. Orange, blue, yellow.....happy!
Morning after we went soon to visit Plaza de la Constitucion, considered worldwide one of the most beautiful squares in the world.
Following Alcalà, a nice commercial street, you find the Iglesia de Santo Domingo, a wonderful baroque church, and the Monastery of Santo Domingo, now Cultural Museum of Oaxaca with a wonderful botanical garden.
For the dinner we had no doubts! El Asador Vasco! Right on the Zocàlo, from its terrace you can enjoy the night life on the square tasting regional specialties and lovely red wine.
In the second day we decided to visit the popula area of the city. Markets, boots shops, wineries and chapulinas sellers? What? you don't know what chapulinas are? Ayah ahya yaaa! Chapulinas are simply small grassohoppers that mexican in this area use to eat dry! I didn't taste, but now I regret!
Last day it was the day for Monte Alban.
We spent last night in Oaxaca with a very strage sensation inside. You feel at home, and is always hard to leave home if you feel good! We need and deserve something of special. So somebodey suggests us to have a wonderful dinner to La Naranja, considered one of the best restaurants in Mexico.
Enough, enough, enougg! You know what you feel when you spend one minute more with a wonderful girl, or man? Everything risks to be destroyed. So, friends, we have to move now! Tomorrow morning!
Mexico is waiting!