|Subject: Back from Mexico ( Mexico City, Oaxaca and Puebla)|
Hi all, thank you for all the wonderful recommendations!!!!!
We had a great time. Later I shall write a summary of our trip.
We found Oaxaca the most exciting of the three places we visited:
Mexico City, Puebla and Oaxaca.
The Bungavilias B& b is charming, more of a small inn that a B&B which was fine with us. Nearby Monte ALBAN is one of the most impressive archeological sites we have ever seen. (Monte Alban was at its zenith in 300 A.D) It sits on a mountain that rises from the middle of the valley floor.The view of the Oaxacan valley from the top of the pyramids is breath taking.
Following John's advice we traveled by bus and found them excellent.
We split our stay in Mexico city between the Four Seasons and the Majestic Hotels. Both in different ends of the city.
We took advantage of the great rates that the Four Seasons offers during the week end. During the week ends they offer special tours to a number of exciting destinations. They used to be complimentary but now they charge $15 which is a bargain considering the quality of the tours.
We join them in visiting the Museo Dolores Olmedo Patiņo. She was a close friend of Diego Rivera. A philanthropist and an art collector left her home, the grand Hacienda La Noria, as a museum featuring the work of his friend, and also works from Rivera's wives, Angelina Bedoff (1st wife) and Frida Kahlo. After visiting the hacienda they took us to the Floating Gardens of Xochimilco.
Graziella , Miami Beach