Our favourite place in Oaxaca – San Domingo

Whilst the Zocalo and the cathedral might be the centre of Oaxaca, the aesthetic and cultural hub, and restaurant central, are San Domingo. The Dominicans built on a  whole city block  after outgrowing their old site and also experiencing earthquake issues, they got...

Big day out – Oaxaca style

Hard to believe… but we took another tour. They pick us up outside our house at around 9.45 am and we set off with a group of 8-10 Mexican and foreign tourists for a day out in a little minivan. This time we went to an archaeological site – Mitla, and to...

Frida K is alive and well…

…and serving lunch in Ocotlán market. She is very sweet and stylish. (Amazing that a mono-brow can look this good.) So that’s our celebrity sighting. Actually even Lola had to ask after the last blog….who is the celebrity sighting? Did I miss it?...

An exotic interlude…

On a foul night in Oaxaca and after raining all afternoon we made our way to a downtown theatre for a 9pm performance of an Egyptian Dance troupe! (in Mexico we need to look for dance or music to go to – as plays and poetry can easily be lost in translation!) We...

Monte Alban – was Harry Potter here?

Lola and Ms Pacifica went on a day tour.Surprising – but true. Everyone spoke Spanish and so we had to concentrate and listen but we think got the gist. First up was the archeological site of Monte Alban on the outskirts of Oaxaca.  Monte Alban was a huge city...