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hot chocolates and tamales

Walking on sunshine in Oaxaca

May 24th 2016
HE SAID... Today we were leaving Puebla and travelling southeast to Oaxaca City. After spending the morning in Puebla’s historic centre, we made our way back to Hotel Puebla Plaza, grabbed our packs, checked out and jumped into a taxi at midday. We were heading to Puebla’s bus station, as we had a four and a half hour trip to Oaxaca ahead, and our luxury ADO bus was leaving a ... read more
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6th August 2016

Fabulous day in my Mexican heart home!
That cooking class was over the top, especially the Fiesta Mole--what a list of ingredients, and frying each separately--I can't even imagine! I'm going to be massively impressed if you actually end up cooking any of these dishes. When in Oaxaca, I was addicted to chile/cheese tamales sold by women with giant steaming pots who set up around the zocolo in the evenings--yum! And I must warn you, the bus films could be worse--on cheap buses, we get nothing but Sly Stallone and violence, blasted in Spanish at full volume. So glad the teachers' strike was mellow when you were there--it wasn't always. As usual, you were lucky!
7th August 2016

Re: Fabulous day in my Mexican heart home!
Haha Tara, I have a general rule that I don't cook anything that takes longer than 30mins. We were lucky that all the protests and strikes we witnessed in Chiapas, Mexico City and Oaxaca were calm and peaceful. We had some loud trashy films on some buses in Guatemala, but I have to admit...if it was a Rocky or Rambo film, I would have watched with glee :D

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