Exploring the natural & historical beauty of Oaxaca
If you haven’t read my previous post or follow me on Instagram you might have missed that I am in Mexico! Currently writing this from the city of Queretaro after 5 days exploring the breathtaking beauty of the State of Oaxaca. Many of you London folk will know how to pronounce this name...as it is the real place that inspired the well know food joint Wahaca! Good old Tomasina Meyers knowing us Brits and our inability to pronounce exotic things properly.
Over the five days there I had seen some breathtaking views, eaten grasshoppers, took a selfie with the World’s largest tree, drank a bunch of locally made Mezcal and haggled my way to a cheaper pair of shoes with my bad Spanish. Oh and sunburnt my face, that annoying thing which is the bane of my life right now. Anyone have any tips for reduce the prickly feeling?
Oaxaca part one will take you through a traditional weaving workshop, mezcalaria, Zapotecan temple and the epic Hierve el Agua a calcified waterfall site. So sit back and enjoy some snaps via my trusty smartphone and maybe google image search ‘Arbol de Tule’ the tree I mentioned above as I realised the photos from there are on my husband’s GoPro and I can’t be bothered to download them yet.
Look out for Part 2 over the next couple of days too.
Though we had our cars we opted for our own private van and a driver taking us to each spot. There were thirteen of us and I think we paid around £25 for the whole day pp. It is worth it and you manage to see a lot in one day and sit comfortably from place to place. We did ours with www.oaxacaexperts.com and they do joint group tours too if there are just a few of you.
Hasta por parte dos!