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.