The Best Black Beans

In Mexico, we ate lot of beans. They came with most meals as a side dish and one of our favorite taco joints served them with their salsas as a dip. When I started cooking in our airbnb  beans were an obvious choice as a reliable and readily available source of protein, as well as…

The Magic of the Mercado

Undeniably our favorite part of Mexico was the food. We could not get enough of the street tacos or the delicious mole sauce. But, it wasn’t the easiest to eat out as a vegetarian, especially when, after eating ordering mushroom quesadillas six days in a row, I reached my limit on having cheese with every…

Explore Oaxaca: Hierve el Agua

We used our last week in Oaxaca to visit all of the local attractions we hadn’t yet made it to and Hierve el Agua was one of those places on our list. But we almost didn’t make it. The petrified waterfall, about 20 miles east of Oaxaca is one of the area’s top tourist sites…

Oaxaca Ethnobotanical Garden in Photos

One of the things that was on our to do list while we were in Oaxaca was taking a tour of the ethnobotanical garden on the grounds of Santo Domingo, Oaxaca’s main cultural and archaeological  museum. The garden is only accessible with a guided tour and thankfully we were able to squeeze it in on our…

Explore Oaxaca: Our First Big Excursion to Yosondúa

Our First Big Trip out of the City Maggie, the manager of our AirBnB invited us to join her and three friends to this big waterfall called Yosondúa. She didn’t tell us much about it except that was she was trying to figure out logistics of how to get there and where to stay overnight. She…

Monte Alban in Photos

Monte Alban was once one of the largest cities in ancient Mesoamerica built by the Zapotec people over 2000 years ago and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site that is absolutely worth visiting on any trip to Oaxaca. We highly recommend a hiring a tour guide. We went with a teacher from our Spanish…