Arrival

We are finally here! Our much anticipated trip to Oaxaca has begun. After 3 flights and 2 layovers we arrived in Oaxaca city, where Sergio, one of our hosts, graciously met us to bring us to La Casita de Adobe.

La Casita is a quaint home, in a small town called San Pablo Etla which is about 20 minutes from downtown Oaxaca. Sergio and Lucy are the owners of the house which has been in Sergio’s family for three generations. His grandmother and her husband built the home themselves, even making the bricks by hand over a hundred years ago.

We were very tired, having not slept for over 24 hours, so we were very excited to find such a nice space to put our heads down and rest for a few hours. We both fell asleep in no time with the hum of the children playing in the school yard down to road and the occasional chicken caw.

We woke up in the late afternoon to the grumble of our stomachs. We decided to take a walk around town and start exploring with hopes of finding something to eat. Along the way we found a small restaurant that Sergio had pointed out on our drive in. Our spanish at this point is very sub par so we had a bit of difficulty communicating with the server, but before we knew it we had rice, fresh tacos, beans and some sort of meat covered in a puttanesca type sauce sitting in front of us. Oh and don’t forget the fresh pineapple juice! All of this for just 70 pesos, I think we could get used to this kind of eating.

Where we took a nice long nap.

Where we took a nice long nap.

Our bedroom at the far end and a nice little sitting area with beautiful built in cabinets.

Our bedroom at the far end and a nice little sitting area with beautiful built in cabinets.

The kitchen, where we will hopefully cook some tasty food.

The kitchen, where we will hopefully cook some tasty food.

These are some of the original bricks that Sergio's grandparents made by hand.

These are some of the original bricks that Sergio’s grandparents made by hand.

This is one of the original doorways that Sergio bricked up with some very colourful tiles.

This is one of the original doorways that Sergio bricked up with some very colourful tiles.

A church that we found in the center of the town.

A church that we found in the center of the town.

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10 thoughts on “Arrival

  1. what an amazing place to live! You already are using you ‘golden horseshoes’…. haha! Love the story of the home and the light filtering in each morning…. I am going to feel like one foot is there with You!! Many thanks… enjoy the amazing food you are going to discover!! xox0

  2. Glad to hear that you both arrived safely. Your living quarters looks lovely, warm and bright. Wish you could send some of the sunshine back to BC. Take care and I am sure you both will have lots of adventures to blog about! Looking forward to seeing more pictures. Maybe you can take some of the local pottery!

  3. Everything is so colourful!
    I made burritos tonight with your pinto beans and tomatillo salsa, but your tacos were probably much better!
    Have fun!

  4. Hi A & A!
    That place is soo nice, please take lots of pictures so I can paint my walls orange and yellow and have blue accents and tiles everywhere after you get home. Glad you got there safely, hope to hear from you soon.

    P.s. django unchained is crazy and amazing, we saw it last night. And please post about the food.
    Xoxo gossip girl

    Love,
    Megan

  5. I am really enjoying your posts. Photos look good enough to eat! Love the names – huenos divorciados.
    we had heuvos revoltos in Peru.
    Greg

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