|painting on a wall in Oaxaca|
Hotel Central right next to the zocalo. On my New York City trip in September, our apartment rental (already paid for) was cancelled and my daughter and I ended up in Brooklyn. I loved Brooklyn and will stay there again!
Yesterday, after many hours of travel and waiting, I arrived at my destination, a studio apartment (I thought) in an unfamiliar barrio. I had corresponded in Spanish with the owner who came highly recommended by a personal friend and by Trip Advisor and had given her the time of my arrival BUT she had forgotten and had rented out my studio!!! This one of the busiest months in Oaxaca....Remember, it's all part of.....So many times when things go wrong when I'm alone, I think "Okay, if I were with so-and-so, they'd be losing their temper right now. The lady made a mistake but...she gave me her daughter's bedroom until Saturday. If I were with anyone, that would be impossible as I have a single bed, a toilet and a basin. It's clean and it will have to do for now.
Today, I wandered to the Lending Library where I will volunteer during my visit. I ate a complete breakfast for $3 and I read my book in a 15th century plaza. My room is costing me $15 a night.
|giant flying horse sculpture in the zocalo of Oaxaca|
|This store window displayed religious dolls.|
It seems that, in solo travel, we must accept whatever comes and learn to depend on the kindness of strangers