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Still on track for Oaxaca

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Still on track for Oaxaca

We plan to arrive in Oaxaca City Nov. 17 for a week--we've thought of changing our plans, but seems like as long as we are careful and stay away from demonstrations, all will go okay. Are most restaurants,museums and attractions still open? I've read that many villages have few visitors these days. We will be flying in from DF.

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11. Re: Still on track for Oaxaca

If it comes to the worst: you're in Oaxaca and the planes aren't

going to Mexico City, ADO has good, fast first-class busses from Oaxaca to points north and elsewhere From the Zocalo, their

terminal is to the northeast, in the opposite direction from the

current center of hostilities.

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I just returned from a week in Oaxaca. We were 9 women and I think we were some of the only tourists in Oaxaca from Nov 7-13th. We had a marvelous time and were not ever uncomfortable. The people are now going about their business and on Sunday night there was a bandstand set up in the zocalo and people were sitting and listening. The PFP was there but not preventing anything from happening.

The kids returned to school on the 13th and Santo Domingo was quiet. I believe there are still problems by the university, but we never needed to be near there. We took day trips to most of the main villages and it was lovely, just said that the vendors were pretty desperate to sell their wares.

I know it was very unpleasant the week before we came and I also know there are threats that more things will happen. I doubt the trouble is over. But I still think you can be careful and go to the villages and archeological sites and stay out of the trouble. There has been no indication that either side is against tourism. Just don't get caught up in the protests.

Supposedly on Nov. 20th Obredor is going to declare himself President. That surely will cause some upset all over the country. Then on Dec. 1st Calderon will be inaugurated and then on the 2nd it is rumored that Ulises will resign as governor of Oaxaca but he will hand the power over to another member of PRI so nothing will really change.

I want to post the name of our guide but will do that in another post. Don't want it to get lost in this long post.


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