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Oaxaca is a colourful city. The buildings are bright yellow and orange and blue. Women in embroidered huipiles sell tropical fruits in doorways and VW beetles of every colour whizz down the streets. And then there's the street art. Walk around the city for any length of time and you'll… Read more of "A street art guide to Oaxaca, Mexico"

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Oaxaca itself is fairly small, but there are lots of great day trip options close to the city. It's surrounded by indigenous villages, mountains, waterfalls and ancient ruins that are all fairly easy to get to using public transport or taxis. Here are three we enjoyed during our month in… Read more of "Beyond Oaxaca: three day trip ideas"

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One of the things we loved about Oaxaca was the coffee shops (here are some of the others!). Oaxaca produces some of the best coffee in Mexico and there are lots of great places to enjoy it around the city, from cosy hole-in-the-walls to bright, colourful outdoor spaces. Here are… Read more of "Five great coffee shops in Oaxaca, Mexico"

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It's no exaggeration to say that we loved Oaxaca. It's on our list of places we could actually live, and that's not a long list (Lisbon, Ubud and, let's be real, anywhere in Japan). Sometimes it's hard to figure out exactly why a place grabs you, but for Oaxaca it… Read more of "A Oaxaca city guide"