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Grab bag

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Across the street from the main park.  Captures the feeling I get when I think of not being able to see Fernando for months.

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Vulcanizadora on Tinco y Palacios, Oaxaca.

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Traffic outside Mercado de Abastos.

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Santo Domingo

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Fav city

I have been enchanted with Guanajuato for two years now.  But after visiting Oaxaca, I have found a new favorite city.  There were so many things to appreciate in Oaxaca such as…

The amazing architecture:

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The rich textures found all over the City:

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The Churches:

The spontaneous music on many a corner. The band below was playing for tips late Saturday night. There were so good:

The people were warm and expressive… friendlier and much more courteous than in GTO.  More relaxed.

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Unlike GTO, Oaxaca is a town you can run in.  Furthermore, there are distinct neighborhoods and greater diversity which I liked. I heard more of the Indian dialects spoken as well. 

I was also impressed at how well folks carried stuff on the tops of their heads. For instance, at the market I saw women carrying baskets on their heads filled with various items such as bread, roses, fruit. This guy caught my eye chillin´ on the sidewalk with diapers on his head:

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Oaxacan Graffeti

The first thing I noticed when I arrived in Oaxaca was the graffeti.

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Almost forgot this one…

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Hearts

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Mercado de Abastos

My only regret at the market that day was not trying the fried grasshoppers. Fernando said they were excellent.

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Wedding

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