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Friday, February 12, 2010

Amazing Oaxaca

Danny and I missed the 4;00 bus to Oaxaca so ended up getting an overnight bus. We arrived at 7 in the morning exhausted with no hostels open to book into and no cafes open to get coffee. It didn't matter though because Oaxaca is so lovely I was just pleased to be here.

We wandered round for a bit then found a cafe and hostel. I only let myself sleep for a few hours as I didn't want to be awake all night so when we got up we did a bit of exploring. We wanted to find a market but instead of picking one of the closer, more touristy markets we found ourselvs at the massive one. I was still tired and wantd some nice fresh mango to much on. Unfortunately the lady doused it with chilli powder and salsa. It wasn't exactly unpleasant but I just wanted the sweet goodness and not some strange sugar chilli mixture.

Anyway, this particular market is so huge that once we entered I had a horrible feeling we were never gonna find our way out again. After we did finally emerge, I'm ashamed to say that I just wanted to go back up to the peaceful, but touristy, Zocalo. I knew I was just too tired to deal with the crazy hustle bustle.

Yesterday we went to Monte Alban, which hosts some ancient ruins of the Zapotecs. This place was stunning although the bus journey up was a little hairy. Actually, the bus journey down was worse. But we survived. Today we're taking it relatively easy but we do plan to hit the markets properly today. Even the massive crazy one. Oh, and we're on a mission to find amazing ice cream and sorbets. My life is just one big chore!!!


Nelly said...

You go girl!

Musings of Mel said...

Yum - ice creams ans sorbets. Sounds good to me! Enjoy! xx

hootchinhannah said...

And hot chocoloate Mels...hmmmm, I had guanabana flavoured sorbet, so, so good!!!

Zoe said...

Yeah, that big market is the most insane! It's like a small city on it's own. The best sorbets can be acquired near the entrance to Basilica de la Soledad. Tuna and rosas flavours were my faves. I had a few and then went back another day for more.

hootchinhannah said...

The market is soooo big. Though I managed to navigate Danny and I through today to get some bread and cheese and not get too lost. I figured it was the entrance to the Basilica that had the best sorbets. I had guanabana yesterday. Think I'll go for a kiwi one next though the mango and melon will probably be delish aswell.