Bienvenidos a Oaxaca

 oaxaca

We arrived in Oaxaca, pronounced Wa-ha-ca, this past Thursday and already we are looking forward to spending the next month here.  In fact, we´ve both taken such a liking to the city that Carlos is considering returning here to study and has begun reseaching local universities.  The weather is beautiful; sunny and HOT during the days and cooler and comfortable during the evenings.  The city is much smaller than Mexico City and more manageable.  We spent our first day settling in, learning our way around and shopping in the local markets for food to stock our new kitchen.  

We arranged for an apartment prior to arriving and we were a little curious as to what to expect.  Luckily, we´re very pleased.  Located just blocks from the Zocalo and within easy walking distance of most of Oaxaca’s attractions it’s fully furnished with two large rooms, one a bedroom/ sitting room and the other a kitchen/ dining area, and a private bath.  The only minor inconvenience is a water shortage that we’re told is a problem throughout the entire city and not just our building, and it hasn’t been too much of a problem so far. 

For only 4000 Pesos/ month, roughly $320, which includes all utilities and a weekly cleaning service I think we got a pretty good deal.  Here are some photos of our new place:

kitchen

dining

sleeping

Revised and updated w/ photos 11/17/08

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