apartment is decorated in Mexican style and is at the back of a courtyard. If you have visited the non-tourist areas in Mexico, you will recall that most homes here have negative curb side appeal.
|My door is brightly decorated.|
In Oaxaca, there are always barking dogs and fire crackers. I hear distant music and church bells from the Basilica de la Soledad which is nearby. I am in a neighbourhood close to the zócalo of Oaxaca.
I wandered down earlier today to get a feel for the area. It was such a lively place with vendors, food and camped-out protesters. One of the missing student teachers was from the area so there were lots of signs.
The apartment seems to be very comfortable with an upstairs bedroom, bathroom and desk. Tomorrow, I will explore to find the necessities of daily life as I likely will prepare a lot of my own food. Oaxaca has a water shortage and drinking water must be purchased. Electricity is limited and I will only have wifi for 12 hours a day! Whatever will I do? I have several books to read, my Paris stitchery, my writing project…..
|my seating area|
So far, I have met so many helpful Mexican people. The porter at my Mexico City hotel was especially friendly and spoke excellent English. My favourite sentence right now is: Yo puedo entender si Ud. habla despacio. All my grammar has been replaced by French and I hope to get some back.