After years of wanting to go, I finally made the trek to Juchitan de Zaragoza and hid it in the old - we'll take the non-mountainous way to Puerto Escondido which just happens to go by Juchitan - trick to get the family on board with this semi out of the way excursion. En route on the Pan American Highway, we got waylaid by a bloqueo (road block) and waited it out at a Pemex station for three hours. This meant driving in the dark and trying to navigate the streets of Juchitan, in the dark with google maps as our guide, until we finally arrived at the beautiful home where we stayed for two nights.
This is a cross post from one of our frequent collaborators, Ferron Salniker. You can read her excellent blog Ferronlandia here. --
First stop up on this round of Oaxacan adventures – Puerto Escondido. An actual vacation and a whole week at the beach with friends from San Francisco and Oaxaca. Micheladas, fresh grilled fish, shrimp, oysters, Lila Downs at the Mazunte