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Downtown is very comfortable for walking, so my advice will be the next one: The first stop could be the “Alameda”, it is a very big park, 3 or 4 blocks away from downtown, it is very beautiful and it´s worth the time. Just a small walk around and then you can go downtown without any troubles; you might even get some shopping time because of all the stores around. Take the street “Corregidora”, Downtown is 3 blocks away from the Alameda, and you´ll see the beautiful parks, the architecture and a lot of movement. Walk everywhere, get to know every possible place as you can, or until you get hungry, but don´t worry, I didn’t had much time so I walk just a little bit to know where to come back next day, but if you get hungry I have to suggest the restaurant “San Miguelito” (address: Calle 5 de Mayo #39) It is a very Mexican style place and you’ll love it for the thematic of the restaurant and also, it is not so expensive. Later if you are feeling like going out for drinks, the street “5 de mayo” is full of bars and nice places where to get something to drink, for example, there’s this place called “Maria y su Bici” (Calle 5 de Mayo #91) where you could drink Mezcal from Oaxaca and some extra snacks . Explore all the street 5 de mayo and the local places around, everything will be delicious and not expensive at all.Iraís Estefanía
El Tigre de la Revolucion, San Rafael, Mexico City
You can’t visit El Tigre without trying a ‘campechano’ as well – beef and chorizo mixed with potato and nopales (fresh cactus – strange but surprisingly tasty) cooked on the grill with melted Oaxaca cheese, the King of all the cheeses, and then served in a big tortilla. The salsas here are a little spicy so add at your own risk and enjoy these tacos with a refreshing fruit water or an ice cold coke.Jessica Barkby
Mezcal or Tequila?
Mezcal, in the other hand, can be produced out of many other agave varieties, and in many other regions of the country; like Michoacán, Durango, Oaxaca and of course Jalisco; and here is where the topic gets interesting, so please, do not assume I am speaking bad about tequila, but instead, continue reading and discover why I believe in the magic of mezcal, way above of the tequila popular understanding and social branding.randomots
Oaxaca: A place full of history and culture.
Oaxaca means “huaje” a common plant of the valley region and “yaca” means “nose”, the sufix c equals tepec “place” and this means “on top of the huajes”. Thanks to the Spanish conquerors it stayed as Oaxaca.Manne Felici
Oaxaca City It is an early Sunday morning when I reach Oaxaca City in Mexico. So early, that I’m not even able to check in at the hostel. Instead, I leave my bags at the reception and start strolling the streets of the city. I watch how the light from the sunrise colours the already multi-coloured houses, how small groups of people starts making their way into the streets of Oaxaca and how the salesmen start setting up their small shops.sara-helmark
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