Category: Oaxaca Blog

  • 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 it right here. Today it is a church, a museum on the […]

  • A snippet of our everyday life in Oaxaca

    As we prepare to pack up and head away after a month in Oaxaca we thought we should show you our neighbourhood and the walk into town we take every day.

  • 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 the Hierve el […]

  • 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? Well -she was low key, and there were no paparazzi. So Ocotlán […]

  • 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 had walked […]

  • 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 and religious site and construction started […]

  • Oaxaca – street art

    Oaxaca – street art

    We are living in the quaint old barrio of Xochomilco in Oaxaca. (Joch-i- milko) which is a residential neighbourhood with cobbled street and lots of graffiti and some political statements. The one above is a chapuline (grasshopper) which they make into tacos and eat here! And no… we haven’t tried one! Our neighbourhood…some are cute, […]

  • Oaxaca…We’re now installed in the south

    Oaxaca…We’re now installed in the south

    And is is warm here in Oaxaca as May is their hottest month, but very quaint. Firstly a pronunciation lesson – (so you can tell people were we are) Oaxaca = Wa-hah-ka with a slight emphasis on the hah! We have rented an artists house on Airbnb, which is stylish and interesting. We have fans […]