As part of my Summer Bucket list, I had compiled a list of things I wanted to do this summer – most of which included adventures in my second trip to Oaxaca.
I think I overestimated how much time I would have to do all these things, having had my experience of the town last year when I spent a month traveling in Mexico.
This time around, in five days, here is what I did get to do.
1. Go treasure hunting in Oaxaca (food, art, decor, clothing)
Check, check, and check.
We visited a village that specialized in carpet weaving. Each family had their own unique, beautiful interpretations of traditional designs. I bought a tapestry that now sits under our red cabinet.
We also headed to the Tlacolula market, the oldest and largest in Oaxaca that had the usual commotion and hustle and bustle — with the inclusion of Tuk-tuks. Since these makeshift motorcars are not allowed in the city, we took full advantage of touring around the villages in these things.
I fell in love with this church, the Parroquia de la Virgen de la Asunción built in 1531.
I also got to buy an embroidered dress as part of my next goal on my bucket list.
2. Revamp a Mexican embroidered dress (Inspiration from Free People below). I haven’t decided whether I want to try and do it myself or take it to a tailor.
Since I haven’t “revamped” it yet, I will wait to post updates on this until I do (Hopefully soon since it’s still 90 degrees in LA in October).
3. Check out more exhibits in Oaxaca
My brother and I spent quite some time walking around, going in and out of exhibits, discovering new churches and checking out some art.