I haven’t been cafe-ing as much, plus there aren’t as many opportunities to do it. But I did find a good one in Oaxaca so I feel I should mention it. It’s Café Los Cuiles, and I had breakfast here as well as some famous Oaxacan hot chocolate (made with cinnamon), and partook of their lovely setup and fast WiFi. Let’s be honest, I really just like the fast WiFi.
But here’s a pic of the nook I claimed inside:
The only downside is one girl who always waits on my doesn’t seem very happy. Everyone else in this entire city is friendly and happy but her. But I digress.
Oaxaca is known for having very beautiful architecture. So I took some pictures of that.
I actually went to a couple places to keep from starving and because I become more accustomed to the place. My hostel didn’t give any clues to the area or have a map, so I was kind of own my own.
Tobaziche – I had a good zucchini, tomato, corn, and feta cheese dish here. It wasn’t fried and greasy so it made me very happy. The waiter was nice and I understood some of the words.
The coffee shop situation in Oaxaca is actually quite good from a working and drinking coffee standpoint. In addition to Café Los Cuiles, there are a couple more Starbucksy shops, Italian Coffee Company, Jaguar Yuu Cafe, and Cafe Brujula. I prefer the latter two.
On Sunday, I took one of those day trips you’re supposed to take. I was headed straight to Mitla, but the bus stopped in Tlacolula, and there was supposed to be a great Sunday market, so I decided to stop.
And the market was massive. Food, clothes, souvenirs, pretty much everything. I took more pictures of the people but as usual they didn’t turn out very well. I ate a baked apple strudel thing and a rice and bean taco in an attempt to eat things in public spaces.
It was definitely worth the stop, and I probably wandered around for about an hour. And then I was back on the bus to Mitla, and then another smaller truck to Hieve el Agua. It’s one of those places with a “better in pictures” feel, as it’s overcrowded with local children playing around. But it was still pretty amazing to look at and good to get out of the cities for a bit to enjoy a view.
I met some girl on the way there that wanted to stop and see a giant tree on the way back, which seemed like a silly thing to say no to. Here’s the giant tree (Arbol del Tule).
Grabbed some fried plantains and some dinner at the cafeteria / streetish food place there before heading back to Oaxaca.
One last night at might quiet hostel and a day of work before deciding to take a trip to the beach. I’d been away from water for ages (well, almost a month anyways), so it was time. I don’t count hierve el agua.