Most menus in Oaxaca will be in Spanish only, but the good thing is, a lot of market and street stalls offer typical local specialties, and the menus are, for the most part, very similar. You could always try my method for the first few days, which was to simply try a new thing every… Continue reading A Guide to Ordering Food in Oaxaca
How to Visit Monte Albán | 2023 Guide
Monte Albán is one of the top tourist destinations in Oaxaca state and it's easy to see why. Located a 20 minute or so ride from the zócalo, or main square, you'll weave up the bumpy and narrow mountain road, with an incredible view of the city of Oaxaca and surrounding areas, and at the… Continue reading How to Visit Monte Albán | 2023 Guide
Visiting the Cultural Museum of Oaxaca and Ethnobotanical Garden
Pretty much all of the "what-to-do while visiting Oaxaca" lists you'll find online will include this activity, and after visiting the Cultural Museum of Oaxaca, I'm looking forward to sharing with you the reasons I wholeheartedly agree with all those lists. The museum entrance is right under those double arches How to Get to the… Continue reading Visiting the Cultural Museum of Oaxaca and Ethnobotanical Garden
A Guide to Getting from Mexico City to Oaxaca
Even though it's only 6-7 hours between the two cities, our total journey felt like a lot longer, and yours might too, so here's some tips to make getting from Mexico City to Oaxaca run a bit more smoothly. Washington D.C. to Mexico City You can only fly directly to Oaxaca from a select few… Continue reading A Guide to Getting from Mexico City to Oaxaca
The Cost of Backpacking in Mexico, Pt. 1
When I first began budgeting out the cost of backpacking in Mexico for 2 months, I fully intended on being as frugal as possible. After all, I quit my job and my savings are limited. It's also a lengthy trip, and any money saved is more to put towards the next adventure, right? Are Hostels… Continue reading The Cost of Backpacking in Mexico, Pt. 1
Is Moving to Mexico Still an Option?
When we first started planning our 2 month trip to Mexico, it was with the intention of scouting out a few cities that we were interested in exploring long-term, and then hopefully moving to the city of our choice shortly after. For this reason, we divided the trip into 10-14 day stays in Oaxaca, Puerto… Continue reading Is Moving to Mexico Still an Option?