Postcards from Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico where a photo is worth 1000 words.
We have found an area of Oaxaca de Juárez we like and as we explore street by street keep finding new places we’d like to eat. If we found a perfect Airbnb we might be tempted to stay longer especially since the weather is so perfect with the highs around 80°.
Typically, tourists take photos of the beauty spots carefully framing their shots to eliminate people, garbage and any eyesores. In my blog I make an effort to be forthright and transparent. The following photo gallery includes photos I wouldn’t normally take nor want to share. I was totally surprised by the ugly barrenest of Oaxaca’s Zócalo (main plaza). It has the typical gazebo in the center, government building on one side and church on the other. It is surrounded by vendors tents and although it has some tall trees providing restful shade, the ground underneath is packed dirt totally void of plantings. Some buildings right on the square are boarded up. I do not know why; it could be due to earthquake damage or financial downturn due to Covid.
We finally scheduled flights to the USA and our time in Mexico is coming to a close. We need to keep moving so we’re heading north and climbing to higher elevations to Puebla in the state of Puebla first, and then the Capital City of Mexico, Mexico City.
Meet You in the Morning next time with The Cost of Travel in Oaxaca.