Songs for the Road No. 13: Enchanted Oaxaca

by Ekua on July 4, 2011 in Mexico,songs for the road

Today was a day of everyday markets. Today was a day of sipping Oaxaca hot chocolate and dipping airy sweet bread in it. Today was a day of city squares where people gather as if it were an extension of their living room. Today was a day of sitting on a crowded bench at a street food stand and enjoying a memela. Today was a day of mezcal that tasted of agave and earth in the best way possible. Today was a day of learning of the Oaxaca state I have yet to see and wondering when I’ll get a chance to explore lesser known Oaxacas. Today was a day of wishing yet again that I had more time. Today was day of thinking, “I’ll stay another day.” Today was a day of reminiscing about a year ago today in Oaxaca when I was consumed by the energy of the potential of state elections and the energy of the fellow travelers I’d met. Today was a day of wishing that those travelers were all back here again. Today was a day of remembering the two influential travelers I met here last year who’ve passed on and I’ll never see again. Today was a day of being thankful for the ones who are now no longer travel friends but simply friends. Today was a day of indulging in chicken drowned in mole negro, stuffed with plantains and served with a side of garlicky rice. Today was a day of indulging in Oaxaca, trying to absorb up every last bit of its enchantedness before my inevitable departure.

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Odysseus Drifts July 6, 2011 at 2:30 am

You sounds so happy! Good for you. I’ve always wanted to visit Oaxaca, even though I don’t know anything about it. I think it’s all the vowels that appeal to me. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Odysseus Drifts July 6, 2011 at 2:31 am

I mean “sound,” no “s.”
*blush*

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Odysseus Drifts July 7, 2011 at 2:08 am

Hey there! Just wanted to let you know that I left a comment on this post earlier but it apparently didn’t “stick.” So maybe you’re getting a lot of comments that just aren’t working for some reason. Anyway, the main point of my comment was that you seem very happy in Mexico. Yay!

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Odysseus Drifts July 7, 2011 at 2:09 am

Oh good heavens. NOW all my comments are showing. I’m a one-woman spammer. Sorry, Ekua!

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Ekua July 7, 2011 at 10:27 am

Haha, it’s okay ๐Ÿ˜› You must have used an email that’s different from the one you previous used so I had to approve the comments!

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Marie July 11, 2011 at 10:26 pm

I’m back from my brief trip..and sad! Look forward to reading more about yours.

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