This has been an incredible week! I finally found my unicorn – the guy who sells tacos out of the trunk of his car. I’ve been trying to find him for months and finally got to sample his tacos this week. (I recommend the tacos de costillo.) My other favorite tacos guy was back from his Semana Santa break, which meant more tacos for me. I also went with another good friend to check out the market in Zaachila, about 25 minutes outside Oaxaca by collective taxi. I came home with loads of mezcal and produce (15 mangoes for only 20 pesos – or about ten cents each). The only thing that would have made the week better was if Kyle was here too. But he’ll finally come home next week. The trunk tacos guy can’t wait to meet him. (And our laundry guy will be happy to see him too. Every time I see him, he asks me when Kyle is coming home.)
This week was also the hottest week in Oaxaca this year. With temps reaching 96 F degrees, I’ve found myself wearing tank tops and flip flops while all my friends and family in the states are in that weird transition time where it’s either super warm or snowing – often all in the same day. I’m happy to be here, far away from the cold and the snow.
A few images from this week.