29 Mar 19

Refrescas! Despite everyone thinking these are alcoholic drinks and I was just getting shit-hammered in Oaxaca, refrescas are flavored water beverages. Melon, limon, horchata, rose, and dozens more flavors were all featured on this saint’s day (I do not remember the saint) where stands are set up in the city center to give away cups of refrescas. I didn’t get to all of them (it was crowded) but the ones I had were good. Jamaica and horchata were my faves.

28 Mar 19

Food! Oaxaca has great food and drinks. Here are some pics of some of the things I ate. I labelled them so you know what they are.

I ate that ceviche for many a lunch. Just a couple of dollars in the local market.

Chapulines are grasshoppers. They are fried in garlic or, like these, in chile. They mostly taste like garlic or chile.

The burgers in Mexico are nuts! They come with everything and by everything I’m talking ham (because without ham it’s just a burger), queso, mayo, lettuce, and tomato. One night I even had one with a hotdog on it. USA we really need to up our burger game.

Mezcal is the tequila of Oaxaca. I’m not sure that makes sense but mezcal is native to the region and sold all over the place. It’s artisanal and made with different methods and ingredients. This particular mezcal is mixed with a chocolate cream which makes getting buzzed very easy.

That’s a beer. There’s also a fair amount of artisanal beer down here. This one had chiles in it and me gusta!

22 Mar 19

Angel of Independence (Mexico City).

Today was my first full day on my own after Erika left yesterday.  Adjusting to solo travel is gonna take a minute.  

What helps is that Mexico City is amazing! It’s gigantic and beautiful.

Planned to go for an epic tour of museums and sights today.  Walked to the Angel de Independencia and took some photos.  Then walked to Chapultepec Park again to check out the Modern Art Museum.  It was decent but being able to read Spanish would have been really helpful to understand more about the artists and their work.  

When I left though… Started to walk around the sculpture garden and caught a vicious cramp under my ribs.  Had to sit down and breathe through it to stop the spasms for about 10 minutes until a woman staff came by to ask if I needed help.  Guess I better start drinking some water.