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Oaxaca
October 2000

In the October issue of TRAVELER, we feature 22 superb weekend getaways. One of our selections is Oaxaca, 300 miles (483 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City. “In 18 years of exploring Mexico, I’ve found no other place so steeped in native culture as this mountain city,” says writer Tina Danze. We think you’ll be inspired to visit after reading Danze’s tale. So here we offer the very best links on traveling to Oaxaca.

BASICS

Entering Mexico
www.mexico-info.com/consulate/documentation.htm
Information about passport and visa requirements for entering Mexico

www.mexonline.com/oaxaca/oxt&l102.htm
Immigration and customs information for entering Mexico

Getting There
www.eden.com/~tomzap/trans.html
Links to airlines with service to Oaxaca, plus phone numbers

Determining Time Difference
www.worldtimeserver.com/time.asp?locationid=MX
The current time and date in southern, central, and eastern Mexico

Making Telephone Calls
www.att.com/traveler/tools/codes3.html#m
Country codes and calling information for numerous regions

Checking Weather Forecasts
www.weather.com/weather/cities/mx__oaxaca.html
Three-day forecast, current weather conditions, satellite maps, and severe-weather alerts, as reported by the Weather Channel

ESSENTIALS

Where to Eat
www.mexonline.com/foodbev.htm
An overview on Mexican cuisine, with links to bars, cantinas, restaurants, and cafés

Where to stay
www.oaxaca-hotel-group.com
Links and pictures of the Oaxaca Hotel Group’s member hotels

www.mexonline.com/oaxaca/oxt&L010.htm
Links, amenity listings, and contact information for Oaxaca-area lodgings

www.mexconnect.com/mex_/oaxaca/hoteloaxacacity.html
Descriptions of Oaxaca’s five-star, four-star, and three-star hotels

How to Get Around
www.eden.com/~tomzap/trans.html
Links to local bus and car-rental companies

THINGS TO DO

Cultural Activities
www.mexonline.com/cultart.htm
A guide to Mexico’s museums, festivals, music, and dance

www.go2mexico.com/oaxaca/museums.html
An overview of Oaxaca’s artworks and museums

www.oaxacainfo.com/calendar.htm
Information on and descriptions of major festivals and events in Oaxaca

www.mexconnect.com/cgi-bin/links/
search.cgi?query=Oaxaca

Links and contact information for Mexico’s galleries, museums, and artist villages

Nightlife and Entertainment
www.go2mexico.com/oaxaca/clubs.html
Listings of Oaxaca’s nightclubs

Recreation
www.oaxaca-travel.com/guide/natural.php?
getdoc=true&lang=us&doc= home§ion=natural&atractivo=11.03.01.01

Descriptions of Oaxaca’s waterfalls and natural attractions—plus, information on cultural activities, ecotourism, and indigenous villages

TRAVEL GUIDES

Language Tools
www.travlang.com
Basic phrases and words for over 70 different languages, including Spanish; plus, downloadable audio files to hear the basics

Map Links
www.mexonline.com/oaxaca/oaxmap.htm
A large map that highlights the city’s churches and museums

oaxacalive.com/citymap.htm
Offers a massive city map

MEDIA

Magazines
www.zianet.com/irc1/bordline/index.html
Online magazine in which writers explore cultural relationships

Newspapers
www.oaxaca.com/miembros/journal/english.htm
Online version of the Oaxaca Journal

www.mexconnect.com/pages/News_-_Media
Links guide to Mexican newspapers—plus, links to magazines, radio stations, and television networks

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Oaxaca’s Tourist Guide
www.oaxaca-travel.com/guide/tips.php?section=tips&lang=us
Links for information on immigration, shopping, staying healthy, transportation, packing tips, and currency

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