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Oaxaca, Mexico Photos

Oaxaca City is a beautifully kept regional capital of the state of the same name. Downtown Oaxaca has pedestrian only streets that are fun to stroll along taking in the colonial architecture and chic shops. There are many museums, churches, restaurants and hotels centrally located in the downtown area. The central park, or zocalo, is a nice spot to people watch, buy souvenirs or eat a local snack. Located just outside the city is the archaeological site of Monte Alban from the Zapotec people who once inhabited the area. The town of Teotitlan del Valle, a short bus trip from Oaxaca, makes a nice day trip to see quiet village life and the town’s famous tapestry weavings.

Archaeology Site Oaxaca

Archaeology site just outside the city of Oaxaca

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After traveling on her own for three or four years, Chaya met up with Wade Shepard, the editor of VagabondJourney.com. They were married in 2009, and continue to travel the world together with their young daughter. From time to time Chaya blogs about family travel and life on the road. has written 102 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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