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  • Day13

    Oaxaca to Mexico City

    July 24, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Relativ pünktlich kamen wir morgens in Oaxaca an und hatten knapp 1 1/2 Stunden Aufenthalt bis unser nächster Bus und nach Mexiko City zurück bringen sollte. Diese Zeit nutzen wir um zu frühstücken und ein wenig die Beine zu vertreten. Dann ging es auch schon weiter und wir saßen im nächsten Bus. Ein paar Filme (bei mir) oder Schlafstunden (bei Kalina) später kamen wir dann am Terminal del Norte an. Von dort aus hieß es nur noch 4 Metro Stationen fahren ehe wir nach 10 weiteren Gehminuten an unserem Hotel ankamen. Nach den einchecken chillten wir kurz auf dem Bett bevor wir nach etwas zu Abendessen schauten. Wir fanden ein kleines Lokal um die Ecke, wo es ein Menü gab das sehr ansprechend aussah. Also versuchten wir es und wurden nicht enttäuscht. Ich hatte eine Art Sandwich mit Schinken, Käse, Avocado, Tomate, Zwiebel und Ananas und Kalina das selbe nur mit Truthahn Brust.Read more

  • Day16


    December 28, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    After our walking tour of the historical centre, we were ready for lunch. However, the vegan options in the historical centre were limited and they didn't have great reviews. We decided therefore to walk the 1.7 kilometres to "VEGuerrero" which was on our eating hit list.

    VEGuerrero is not in a chi-chi neighbourhood, but rather a working class one. In fact, I think I saw a few working girls on a couple of street corners not far from the restaurant. That being said, the neighbourhood didn't feel threatening in any way, and the clientele at the restaurant was mainly locals including families with children.

    The tacos are the rave at VEGuerrero but on Saturdays they also offer a buffet for just 130 pesos ($9.25 CAD). Roch opted for the buffet but I wasn't hungry enough to do an all-you-can-eat buffet justice so I ordered a few tacos instead. The tacos really were delicious, my favourite being the soy chorizo one, all so nicely washed down with the Victoria amber beers we ordered.

    The buffet was quite impressive and included Birria, a soup usually made with pork, but t ou s version was just broth, sandwiches filled with spiced potatoes, deep fried quesadillas filled with falafel, a quinoa ceviche with avocado, a medley of veggie strips done in a vegan cream sauce, rice. beans, and the agua of the day.

    After several trips to the buffet table so he could sample everything, Roch declared "no más". We couldn't help but notice how the two women sitting at the table next to us outdid him by eating at least a serving of everything as well as ordering tacos, which we discovered were included in the buffet price. They were still eating when we left!

    It's a shame we're not in Mexico City for another Saturday because I would have liked to try the buffet, but there's always next time.
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  • Day156

    ¡Hola Gustavo!

    September 7, 2018 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Die Zeit in Oaxaca City vergeht schnell und eine der größten Städte der Welt wartet darauf von uns besucht zu werden.
    Unser Freund Gustavo, den wir auf Isla Mujeres kennengelernt haben, nimmt uns herzlich in sein Haus auf. Nach dem Einzug in unser Zimmer gehen wir erstmal im Einkaufszentrum was essen.🍲Read more

  • Day1

    364 days on: back in CDMX

    February 5, 2020 in Mexico ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    Almost as soon as returning from Mexico in March last year, I decided to short list it for 2020. It's such a varied country that one could do half a dozen month-long trips without visiting anywhere twice except the capital. And the Ciudad de Mexico (CDMX in shorthand) is fascinating enough to justify many days stay. So same day of the week, same time, different year I board one of the last flights of the evening at Heathrow for the 12-hour trip.

    Having pre-registered for the night of 5th February, I have only an hour to kill before daylight and I'm free to leave Juarez airport (named after the 19th century statesman). I'm back in the respectable, slightly bohemian, Roma quarter. It's a different guest house to last year but in another street named after Mexican cities: Puebla in 2019, Oaxaca in 2020. After I ring the bell, a pair of dark brown eyes scrutinises me from the letter box and satisfied with the view, the owner lets me in. Breakfast is served upstairs, after which I have a well-deserved lie down but have some energy to see the neighbourhood in late afternoon.

    I'm not the best for talking at breakfast but Angel is a friendly host and I'm in no hurry to set out. I've had such a deep sleep that I am completely unaware of the overnight dramas when some derelicts next door made such a din that the police were called out. The coronavirus has yet to reach Mexico but he worries about how Mexico could cope with it. He asks me the usual question---what do I think of Brexit---and I give a hollow laugh.

    A city of 20 million people can be lively in the worst and the best ways. Traffic is often held up by demonstrations (this one is demanding justice for one of the country's indigenous groups). Near my guest house is a huge advertisement for a forthcoming concert by Gloria Trevi, little known outside her country and the USA but with 12 studio albums and a 30-year career to her name. A more traditional style of music, mariachi, is celebrated in a district north of the Zocalo, and statues to them get a regular washing down.

    At lunchtime I head of one of the hundreds of open air stalls. Some people think that street food is risky but I've come round to the argument that if there's a good turnover of customers, it's perfectly healthy. If it's good enough for Rick Stein, it's good enough for me. 3 enchiladas later, I'm ready for the afternoon and so are the street cleaners in their colourful uniforms.
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    Speak, World

    My beloved Mexico—and there you are again! Such a delight.


You might also know this place by the following names:

Cuauhtémoc, Cuauhtemoc, MXCHT