11-16-2012, 03:35 PM
Joined: May 2010
Location: Interior BC, Canada
Nov 6 – 8 Oaxaca
Leaving Taxco on my way to Oaxaca. Beautiful ride – first 150 km or so was slow with great twisted roads. Had everything today from a bit of gravel to some Cuota – I mistakenly got on the cuota at the end and quickly figured that if I stayed on, would keep me from having to drive through Oaxaca in the dark.
Certainly much easier entering Oaxaca from the North – zip right around the town on some ring roads – slick. Except right at the end, just where I had to turn right, they switched lanes for a few blocks – huh? So, here we are on a major artery, driving on the left for a bit. I’m sure there is a reason for that except I was supposed to turn right at that point. Grrrr! The sport of driving in Mexico.
Here is one of the many colorful buildings in Oaxaca
If you want to see a lot of pics of Oaxaca go to this point of my Mexico by Geezer thread.
Wandered down towards the Zocolo – was hungry and looking for food. Saw Casa Mayordomo . . . figured they make great chocolate, why not. Ordered the Tlyuda platter – was enough food there to feed an army. Three kinds of meat.
Stopped and had a cup of hot chocolate (Chocolate con leche) one afternoon. If you ever get a chance to have hot chocolate with Oaxacan chocolate, do yourself a favor and do.
Most restaraunts give you chips and salsa while waiting for your meal. A lot of places here give peanuts with peppers and garlic . . . nothing more need be said.
Finally decided to get rid of one of the tires I've been carrying around with me. Found a great place in the back of the hotel parking lot.
They even had a workbench set up for me
Of course, I am an idiot and pinched the tube so took it to this guy to vulcanize a hot patch on - much better than the cold patch I could do
They use these cool brooms to sweep the Zocolo
While these shoeshine guys are all over the place
Looks like the Engineers are getting ready for a party with the Corona girls standing in front of one of the big Cathedrals
Speaking of the Cathedral
- RexBuck's Latin America
Information on travelling in Latin America.
Includes links to ride reports to Mexico and to South America