How's it goin'? David here - a full time homosexual type who's a bit keen on travel. On December 31st 2012, I flew to Bangkok to kick off a massive travel adventure. Expect posts about hot locals, dodgy gay bars, and how the humidity is messin' with my hair. Currently in Mexico.


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Posts tagged "Oaxaca"
Zipolite: Oaxaca's beach destination where anything goes

Zipolite: Oaxaca’s beach destination where anything goes

I have recently returned from a trip to the Oaxacan coast, and it was mostly great. As any readers of the blog will know by now, I am not the greatest beach lover, but as I am living in Oaxaca City, I thought that it would be a good idea to take the opportunity to...
Hotel Review: Punta Placer, San Agustinillo

Hotel Review: Punta Placer, San Agustinillo

The first thing to note about Punta Placer is its incredible location within San Agustinillo. San Agustinillo is one of the smaller villages set along the Oaxacan coast and is a definite “get away from it all” kind of place. At times it seemed like I had the village all to myself. When I was...
Hotel Review: Hotel Arigalan, Mazunte, Oaxaca

Hotel Review: Hotel Arigalan, Mazunte, Oaxaca

Mazunte is a small-ish beach village on the Oaxacan coast (although it’s actually larger than I expected it to be) and is a common beach destination for people who want to escape the relative madness of Puerto Escondido. Of course, Puerto Escondido isn’t mad at all, it’s simply the place along this stretch of coast...
Oaxaca Street Food: Part 4 - Tlayudas and Memelas

Oaxaca Street Food: Part 4 – Tlayudas and Memelas

Tlayudas are the quintessential Oaxacan street food, and a trip to Oaxaca would not be complete without tucking into one (or five, or ten). Memelas can be considered the younger siblings of tlayudas and are delicious too. So what is a tlyauda? A tlayuda is a massive thin corn tortilla with stuff on the top...
Instagramming Oaxaca

Instagramming Oaxaca

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...
Oaxaca Street Food: Part 3 - Tamales!

Oaxaca Street Food: Part 3 – Tamales!

Part 3 of my Oaxaca street food series covers my absolute favourite Oaxacan food – tamales! You can get tamales all over Mexico, but Oaxaca is particular well known for them and the rest of Mexico can’t just compare. If you want the real thing, you have to head to Oaxaca. In fact, when I...
How to find an apartment in Oaxaca

How to find an apartment in Oaxaca

I was beyond excited to move to Oaxaca earlier this year, but one thing was troubling me. Exactly how would I go about finding an apartment? I was so worried about being holed up in a hostel for weeks that I covered all bases and was able to find my dream studio apartment in just...
Oaxaca’s Feria del Mezcal: The Ultimate Booze-fest

Oaxaca’s Feria del Mezcal: The Ultimate Booze-fest

One of the Oaxaca’s most treasured exports is mezcal. The people here are fiercely proud of this intoxicating substance, which is made from the agave plant (just like tequila) and with good reason – it’s delicious. If you have never tried mezcal before, you can think of it as the cousin of tequila. It definitely...
Oaxaca's street art: Part 2

Oaxaca’s street art: Part 2

One of the first ever posts I created for my humble little blog was about Oaxaca’s street art. The first time that I visited Oaxaca was in 2010 and at that time I had travelled to relatively few places. I was enraptured by everything around me, but now that I am living here, I realised...
Your guide to to Oaxaca's Guelaguetza festival

Your guide to to Oaxaca’s Guelaguetza festival

July has long been one of my favourite months of the year. When I was a kid, it meant that the end of the school year had arrived, and in my twenties living in London, it meant lazy weekends spent hanging out on the grass of London Fields with disposable barbecues and cans of beer....
Oaxaca street foods: Part 2 - Mercado 20 de Noviembre

Oaxaca street foods: Part 2 – Mercado 20 de Noviembre

There are endless reasons to visit Oaxaca in Mexico – the incredible churches, the friendly people, the connection to indigenous cultures, and the list goes on. But right up there has to be Oaxaca’s food culture. Whenever you tell a Mexican that you are travelling to Oaxaca, they will regale you with food stories of...
Oaxaca street foods: Part 1 - Nieves la Soledad

Oaxaca street foods: Part 1 – Nieves la Soledad

If you don’t know too much about glorious Oaxaca in central-south Mexico, you might not be aware that this place is a bonafide gastronomic paradise. Like, f’realz, people travel half way around the world just to eat here and with good reason. In fact, I did just that on my first ever trip to Oaxaca...