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by , SmarterTravel Staff - February 21, 2010
Oaxaca-Hot Peppers

Oaxaca

Located in southeastern Mexico, Oaxaca has become a top spot for food lovers, history buffs, and cultural enthusiasts. The area provides mountains, beaches, caverns, jungles, and architectural gems for visitors to explore and enjoy. Our readers believe Oaxaca is a true embodiment of the essence of the country.

Reader itravel4music said, "Oaxaca. Because it offers some of the best of nearly all that Mexico has to offer, from the Indian ruins at Monte Alban (and elsewhere) to the colonial architecture of numerous churches, convents, and monasteries, through crafts villages each devoted to a different type of craft (rugs, ceramics, wood carving), great food and near natural landmarks including Hierve el Agua and the rainforests in Juarez."

Reader sukyberger said, "Oaxaca has it all. Fabulous handcrafted art, historic ruins, beautiful city with friendly people, and the aroma of spices that fill the air make your mouth water for the wonderful food there. Do not forget the wonderful museums and the folklorico shoes. Did I mention hot chocolate and mole? Yum"

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