Well, I haven’t really seen or done anything in Oaxaca yet except take a taxi from the airport to the house the Crawfords are renting and then eat dinner. But I can’t go to Mexico without sharing my favorite Mexico quote, Porfirio Diaz’s “Poor Mexico, so far from God and so close to the United States of America.”
Of course this is probably mistaken. Mexico has a lot of problems and hasn’t been well-treated by its neighbor to the north. But even though Mexico is much poorer than the USA, it’s a richer than average country in part because of proximity to the US market.