Cozy cute Mexico: Oaxaca de Juárez
Another long busride! But it was a comfy 6.5 hour ride in a bus with A/C and soft reclinable seats. From the TAPO bus station in Mexico City we went to Oaxaca de Juárez, capital in the Oaxaca region.
Everything here is cute and cozy and hip and colorful. Cool jazzy cafés in rustic colonial buildings with rooftop seating or with tiny balconies over the bustling streets are everywhere and small art galleries seem to be hiding around every corner.
Oaxaca de Juárez is a world heritage site known for great food and a good artisan market. Old churches and beautiful buildings makes this a city good for just strolling around and enjoying the scenery. At night the zócalo (square) fills up with people eating, dancing, playing music, protesting or enjoying one of the many local music and arts festivals.
Oaxaca de Juárez is close to the archeological Zapotec city (and later Mixtec burial ground) of Monte Albán so maybe we will take a shuttle bus out there tomorrow. The temperature here in Oaxaca varies madly now in November, and it gets to almost 30 C during the day, but at night it gets as cold as 10 C, so the daypack is full of clothes for any type of weather.