Benito Juarez Market and Oaxaca Culture Day

The highlights over the past few days has been the Benito Juarez Market (Mercado de Benito Juarez) and the Oaxaca Culture Day.


I have gotten into a rhythm here in Oaxaca. It consists of waking up and hoping I have hot water for a shower ha ha. Once in a while the pilot light goes out on the heater.

Then it is off to Cafe Brujula for a coffee and to work on my blogs and social media. There are a few regulars here at the same time I am. One of them is a guy doing his PhD in Archaeology from the University of Michigan. He comes to work on his thesis. I think that will be my next adventure, a PhD.

After coffee I take a walk around and do errands as I head home to my Airbnb. I saw this cool Vulcan the other day.


There I catch up on the news and work on my Spanish. By then it is late afternoon and time to do some cleaning and organizing of my gear.

In the evening I go for another walk around Oaxaca to see the sights.



They have been working on this outdoor skating rink.


I usually pick up a sandwich to take home for dinner. Going out to a restaurant by myself isn’t that inviting unless there is football on the TV or good people watching. Once in awhile I will force myself though. Especially when I am in the need for a good meal.

I have to admit that at times it would be nice to have someone to share the day with.

Every couple of days or so I go do some sight seeing like going to the Benito Juarez Market. Other times I just happen to run into an event like the Oaxaca Culture Day.

Benito Juarez Market

There are several cool markets in Oaxaca. One of them is the Benito Juarez Market. I’m not big into markets for shopping. But it is cool looking around. Here are some of the sights.










Nope … didn’t eat crickets or buy anything.

Oaxaca Culture Day

I just happened to run into the Oaxaca Culture Day event when I was walking around. It was an all day event and I got some of it in the afternoon and then again in the evening. Now, this was no talent show. The dances performed by mostly young people were very elaborate and long. They had to be in good shape!





The costumes were very cool.


This one group was so excited after their performance. They were yelling and screaming and throwing people in the air.


And while all this was going on, there was a wedding happening in the church behind the stage ha ha. There seems to be always something happening around town.


My Location for December 6 – 10, 2016


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