This past winter we spent 4 months in Mexico and passed through Oaxaca, Oaxaca, three different times. We were able to spend some time with travel author Geri Anderson when in Oaxaca and made a day trip with her to Ixtlan to visit a trout farm. You can read about it by visiting this link —
During our 4 months in Mexico, we visited Veracruz, Xalapa, Oaxaca, Puebla, Tlaxcala, and Huautlco, sometimes more than once. We passed through the Puebla and Oaxaca bus stations several times and became more confident in our own abilities to travel in Mexico.
We are returning to Mexico January 22nd for a 3 plus month stay in 2009. While we will spend much of our time in Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala, we will probably “branch out” a bit depending upon various “missions” we might want to fulfill. We will start our journey by spending two or three days in FD (Mexico city) and explore it with a guide from Tlaxcala. Our journey will probably end on some beaches north of Veracruz, Veracruz.
Since our last trip to Mexico, I have posted about 100 SHORT videos about southern Mexico on YouTube which you can see at —
I will close with some photos taken in the former govenor’s palace building on the zocalo in Oaxca. We didn’t discover the building until our second visit to the city because it was heavily guarded by police with heavy weapons. However, the govenor has since moved out to minimize the amount of demonstrations on the zocalo (?) and the building is more accessible.
Photos of the murals in the Govenor’s former palace are just a click away — click here