Nestled in a valley and encircled by impressive mountains, Oaxaca is a beautiful colonial city that is as charming as it is culturally fascinating.
Cobblestone streets combine with brightly colored buildings that are lit by bright sunshine and blue skies over 300 days of the year, making this city a popular destination for photographers, writers, and artists, who get lost in its allure.
Let it be known, however, that Oaxaca is not merely a pretty face, it is also a culturally rich city, bursting with things to tickle the cultural senses. Sixteen different indigenous languages are spoken in the state and this cultural diversity is also reflected in the huge variety of textiles and handicrafts on offer in Oaxaca. A plethora of villages dot the roads out of the city, each producing different handicrafts from pottery and weaving to carving and metal work. There is something for every taste and the artisans are proud to show visitors how they make their crafts; their incredible talent making their work seem effortless.
Taking off for parts unknown at the gray-haired stage of life is still a fun adventure and there is nothing to fear! It may be true that running, jumping for joy and endless flights of stairs are less enticing than they used to be, but there’s a very big world out there to see without resorting to a “bucket list” approach. Organizing a Multi-Generational holiday or traveling Alone with Your Grandchildren can be a Great Bonding Experience.
Think “safety in numbers” and go for it! (If you’ve decided that sitting at home gathering dust is more appealing than travel, well, we can’t help you there, granny.) If you think this article is going to talk about pouch belts under your pants to hide your passport, no, no, no; we have better things to discuss.
Zen Recreations is a fantastic solution for traveling at any age and we specialize in the safety-in-numbers approach. By the way, we’re all about the destination; we don’t cut off the fun to travel in herds. But we help with a number of things including locating solo travel deals (here you have the opportunity to share a room with someone who has similar interests), finding lower prices and looking for adventures and showing you the ropes.
Zen Recreations is not a tour bus with a uniformed guide at the front. We don’t say “and if you look out the left window you’ll see an old building.” (Well, sometimes, but not much because we have places to go and things to do!)