Oaxaca City, Mexico
The jewel of Mexico. This city is a place to plan to visit for a few days and stay for years. With stunning colonial architecture, paved pedestrian streets, beautiful churches, rich culture and gorgeous food, Oaxaca is a place to stop, relax, learn Spanish or take up some volunteering. Fiestas seem to be running every night with people in traditional dress (I visited at Christmas) and the people are very welcoming.
Monte Albán Archaeological Site Nine kilometres from Oaxaca City are the impressive ruins of Monte Alban. Set on the top of a hill with stunning stunning views over the valley, it is a great afternoon excursion and an easy journey via collectivo.
Hostel: Hostel Angel
Home Stay: Snr Clara’s house, firstname.lastname@example.org
School: Spanish Magic
Foods: Mole Negro and Chapulines (grasshoppers). Very Hungry Nomads rate Oaxaca City the number one food city in Mexico. Read More
What’s on in Oaxaca: Checkout Oaxaca Calendar