Travelling to Oaxaca

The world is a book, and those that do not travel read only one page. Saint Augustine
We flew from Manzanilla to Mexico City where we boarded the bus that was to be our constant mode of transportation for the rest of the trip until we returned to Mexico City. It was a 6-hour bus ride from Mexico City to Oaxaca City.
I started this trip with the usual eager anticipation of the sights I was about to see and the people I would meet. I was not expecting to gain insight into some of the social and political problems facing Mexico, especially with the education system.
The first sign of a problem was the roadblock manned by approximately 100 teachers. The teachers were allowing traffic thru once every hour. We missed it by 15 minutes. We were only 65 km from our destination of Oaxaca City.



It was a peaceful demonstration and there was no indication from the other waiting vehicles of annoyance or impatience. We all waited patiently until it was our turn to be allowed thru.
The rest of the trip to Oaxaca was uneventful other than the disturbing sight of peddlers trying to sell puppies. Each person had at least 3 puppies and they were tossing them around like stuffed animals.


We arrived at Hotel Casantica. The hotel was very nice with comfortable rooms, restaurant and lounge area. The only complaint was that the internet was spotty at best. The hotel is located with walking distance of the Zocala (square).



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