It's obvious that the food in Oaxaca made a long-lasting impact on my undeserving, mere-human taste buds. And my god, do I feel fortunate?! I hope I get the privilege to step foot back in this magical city sometime in the future so I can indulge again in the most delicious shit I've ever had.
Back in the historic center, one of the most visible sites is the 15–16th century Templo de Santo Domingo with its hypnotizing Baroque façade and its adjacent botanical garden that houses a collection of plants that are native to Oaxaca (yep, the same one I couldn't get into).
After many, many steps down that slightly slippery and questionable staircase, you're greeted by a beautiful cavern and deep-blue water. It's just incredible to look at! The water is so crystal clear, it's hypnotizing. This cenote is perfect for snorkeling as it's the deepest of the three in the area.
It was pure euphoria — losing your group of friends in the crowd, putting up with shitty weather and the ever-present mud, dancing with people who were blasted out of their minds, indulging in overpriced food, and submitting yourself to using port-a-potties.
And I was absolutely correct. The rest of the trip was a the perfect spring escape for me — it had unforgettable times with friends, delectable food, fruity frozen drinks at cute bars, a slight allergic reaction to who knows what that caused my eyes to get a little swollen, me slouching in front of millennial art at SFMoMA, a life-changing moment, and puppies!
Anyway, I'm back with another social-distanced activity! I did some internet sleuthing and hashtag stalking to put together this list of murals of El Paso, Texas. Then, I took two days to visit these murals, capture some photos and video, and get dehydrated AF while riding scooters around Downtown (goddamn, it was HAWT).
I take a couple of steps into the back room where the mural is and my eyes immediately go to the back corner. It's dark, but not dark enough to save my eyes from fully catching an older woman and her man ... how do I put this? Well ... he was ... going to town. Yes, that town.
It's 8:30 a.m. and you have a buffet of pan dulce, fruit, coffee, juice, hot chocolate made with Chocolate Abuelita and even papas locas at your disposal. I'm literally salivating just remembering this. Then, it's 9 a.m. and you're in a comfy ass bus with ... just wait ... an OPEN BAR.
So, after not seeing my friend Jaz since February, and knowing that both of us have been responsible and safe, we decided to hike Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site on a lovely Saturday morning. And honestly, it turned out to be a great possible activity for people looking for something to do during the pandemic in El Paso, Texas.
Welcome back, y'all! Or welcome for the first time if you got lost on the way to somewhere productive and somehow ended up here. This is the second and last of my posts about my trip to Guanajuato City — so check that first post out if you haven't. I also just want to point … Continue reading Guanajuato: Alleyways, Rooftops and a Lie!