Because the city and the state have the same name, people say "Oaxaca, Oaxaca" when refering to the city. We stayed for 2 nights in a great hotel a bit outside of the center, near the Santo Domingo Cathedral.
Rooftop terrace of the hotel
The "continental" breakfast of 2 pieces of toast and coffee was a bit lacking.
Lovely hand made rugs in Teotitlan del Valle - those on the right are made with natural dyes
We learned a lot about how the natural dyes are made - mostly indigo and cochineal - are very labor intensive and thus much more expensive
We bought a small rug dyed with nuez and granite (black walnut and pomegranite seeds). Here, the weaver is tying off the ends of our rug. This family spoke mostly Zapotec which was interesting to hear.
TD's delicious enchiladas verdes
I had an excellent bowl of tortilla soup. Too bad I didn't get any pictures of the moles that we ate. Yum!!
The beautiful Templo Santo Domingo de Guzman
There was a great artists' collective making prints on the square. We bought a couple prints and a paper mache skull
Here is Tom's print getting made!