Day 8 in Oaxaca

I love it here in the southwestern Mexican state of Oaxaca. The capital, Oaxaca de Juárez, which I have dubbed “ODJ”, makes for the perfect balance between relaxed and urban, and between grounded and sublime. ODJ is an undeniably unique, colorful, and charming city.

Inquiring about my travels, my sister recently asked, “So, is this the real Mexico, or are there lots of Americans there?” I answered, “Both.” And for the next four weeks, I am fortunate to be among them.


  1. Total Donnie Darko rabbit hehe! Thanks for quoting me, ya know…..just had to check if it was the $300/night resort with the bar that you can swim up to for a fresh margarita, etc. or the REAL DEAL! ❤ . You're in da real deal!

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