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WHAT'S UNIQUE ABOUT THIS BOOK?
Oaxaca is my home, not just a place I visit occasionally. Oaxaca Tips - which started as a list of suggestions for visiting friends and evolved into a guidebook - is a labor of love for a city I love.

My selections are independent. I am not in the travel business.  I don't accept freebies or receive commissions, and no place is included just because it is owned by a friend (though friends own some of the places I include).

My assessments are subjective. In Oaxaca Tips I share with you the same suggestions I offer my own visitors: my personal recommendations - based on 40-plus years of experience in Oaxaca - for the most worthwhile and rewarding places to eat and shop and to experience the art and culture that make this UNESCO World Heritage Site one of the world's premier travel destinations.




ORIENTING YOURSELF
1
HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
2
6
15
FOOD GLOSSARY
19
EATING
26
26
36
41
42
        International
44
46
        Delis
47
        Coffee Shops and Tea Houses
47
        Bakeries
49
51
        Outside the City
51
DRINKING
53
        Mezcal
53
        Mezcal Bars
54
        Craft Beer
56
        Wine Bars
56
        Gastro-Bars
56
ENTERTAINMENT
57
        Free Cultural Activities
57
        Guelaguetza (Folklore) Shows
58
        Clubs and Bars
58
        Movie Theaters
59
        Professional Sports
60
SHOPPING
61
        Artesanía (Folk Art)
61
        Artisans' Galleries
66
69
        Public Markets
73
        Jewelry
74
        Rugs and Wall Hangings

76
        Hand-woven Fabrics
77
        Antiques
77
        Chocolate
78
        Books and Music
80
        Art Galleries
81
MIND, BODY AND SOUL
84
        Cooking Classes
84
        Spanish Classes
85
        Libraries
86
        Health and Fitness
87
        Temazcal
88
        Walking, Jogging, Hiking, Bicycling
88
        Bicycling
89
        Watch Repair
90
        Packing and Shipping Service
90
        City Transportation
90
        Transport to Monte Albán
91
DOING GOOD
91
EMERGENCY INFORMATION
93
        Hospitals, Doctors, Dentists
93
        Pharmacies
93
        Other Useful Contacts
94
INDEX
95
MAPS
 
        Museums and Churches
4-5
        Restaurants - Centro
22-23
        Restaurants - Centro Inset
24
        Colonia Reforma
25
        Shops and Markets
62-63