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Locals in the streets  

Locals in the streets

Oaxaca and Day of the Dead

November 6th 2014
We arrived in Oaxaca on the night bus from San Cristobal, which was surprisingly comfortable and we had a reasonable amount of sleep. However, we didn't appreciate the police stop at about 6am when we all had to get off the bus and have our hand luggage searched. I'm not really sure what they were looking for as it was a rather pathetic search but maybe that was because I look so innocent. We had ... read more
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15th December 2014

Excellent adventure!
How fantastic that you were in Oaxaca for the Day of the Dead--great planning! The costumes, sand paintings and cemetery visits sound wonderful! So glad you got to try the wonderful Oaxacan tamales and mole--famous all over Mexico. As usual, your tours and cooking classes seemed great. I didn't visit the Hierve de Agua when I was there, so I'll be sure to visit next time. Glad Gary's foot is better!

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