I have been living in Oaxaca since the beginning of June, and it’s been everything that I wanted it to be. I decided to move away from Mexico City, even though I love that city deeply too, because I wanted somewhere with a lower cost of living and also somewhere quieter so that I could dedicate more time to my creative writing.

Oaxaca has been exactly that. I spend my days writing, reading, and sunbathing on my roof, walking around town while looking at the churches and grabbing ice creams on the go, and visiting local markets where I can buy super delicious Mexican fruits and other goodies.

During my time here I have been very snap happy and have posted a heap of Oaxaca photos to my Instagram account. Here are some of my top picks:

Enjoying #Oaxaca at night. #Mexico

This was the first photo I took in Oaxaca when I arrived in June. This place takes on an other worldly quality at dusk.

 

Santo Domingo, #Oaxaca #Mexico

May favourite cathedral in Oaxaca – Santo Domingo. I spend so much time sitting outside this church and writing.

 

Always some kind of #protest happening in #Oaxaca #Mexico

Oaxaca is a very politically charged place. There is always some kind of protest or demonstration happening.

 

 

Cuuuute building in #Oaxaca #Mexico. #NoFilter

How does this building even exist? So cute.

 

Un molote. #Oaxaca #Mexico #StreetFood

A yummy Oaxacan street food snack – molotes

 

I worked completely through the night last night :( But at least I got to see #Oaxaca at dawn.

This was taken when I had to stay up all night for work. The plus side is that I got to see the sun rise from my flat.

 

Just had an argument with a hairdresser in #Oaxaca #Mexico and got kicked out of the joint! Oopsy.

Inside a hairdressers in Oaxaca. I actually ended up having an argument with the owner and got kicked out of the joint. Oopsy.

 

Plaza Santo Domingo. #Oaxaca #Mexico

A guy selling raspas (kinda like smoothies with chili) outside Santo Domingo on a cloudy day.

 

#Tlacolula #Oaxaca #Mexico

This is the main cathedral in Tlacolula, where there is a huge market every Sunday.

 

Market day in #Tlacolula #Oaxaca #Mexico

Women at Tlacolula market selling fruit – that big pile of yellow fruit are nanches.

 

#pambazo #Oaxaca #Mexico

A food vendor in El Llano park selling me a pambazo – a fried sandwich that alread has fried ingredients inside.

 

Una nieve de leche quemada es tipica de #Oaxaca #Mexico

I remembered to take a photo of my leche quemada flavoured nieve before tucking in.

 

Street food in action. #Oaxaca #Mexico #StreetFood

A typical street food scene.

 

#Guelaguetza #Oaxaca #Mexico

This parade was part of the Guelaguetza celebrations in July.

 

#Oaxaca #Mexico

When I walk from the centre of town back to my flat, this is the road I take. So beautiful.

 

#Guelaguetza #Oaxaca #Mexico

Another snap from the Guelaguetza celebrations. This time of the muxes – a third gender that live in parts of Oaxaca. Essentially they are biological males who choose to wear makeup and wear dresses etc. They don’t consider themselves men or women – they are simply muxes.

 

Found some sweet treats on the streets. #Oaxaca #Mexico #StreetFood

Some tasty looking marshmallow desserts being sold on the street.

 

#Guelaguetza #party #Oaxaca #Mexico

PARTY.

 

#Oaxaca #Mexico

Another cathedral snap. Oaxaca has a tonne of beautiful churches.

 

Found myself an apartment in #Oaxaca. Check out the view! #Mexico

And finally – the view from my apartment in Oaxaca. I can’t believe I get to look at this every day.

 

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