Oaxaca City is lined with narrow streets and colonial buildings, and there is a vibrant art and music scene here as well as some of the best handicrafts in the country, which you can bargain for at its innumerable markets and tiny boutiques. Although found all over Mexico, it is likely to be here that you may try chocolate as a savoury dish – mole sauce, made with numerous varieties of chilli and bitter unsweetened chocolate, has a deep smoky flavour and is delicious served with chicken, corn tortillas and fresh salsa. In July the town also comes to life with music and dance during the Guelaguetza Festival, also celebrated in nearby traditional villages, which is a feast of indigenous dances and classic folk tales.
By Marcela Kunova - 20th April 2017
Nicola Shepherd, founder and CEO of The Exploration Company, organises unusual trips for HNW and UHNW clients ranging from birthday parties at an Indian Maharajah's palace to reliving Sir Vivian Fuchs's 1950s expedition to the South Pole. Citywealth caught ...
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