So go ahead and BAKE. And it goes like this:. I would say that all our money goes into grocery shopping and traveling, we travel as a family 1 month every March, and then we tend go FAR away. Benny is used to Traveling by now, he turned 4 on the trip. This year we chose Oaxaca in Mexico, we visited Mexico for the first time , have a look at Tulum here and Isla Holbox here.
We bought tickets Copenhagen-Oaxaca City, and the return tickets, were Mexico City-Copenhagen, so everything in between we figured out along the way. We ended up flying from Huatulco Airport at the coast to Mexico city the same day as our departure from Mexico City and we ordered the tickets 1 week in advance, and we could even return the car at that little airport too.
I use Momondo for all tickets except Aerotucan. We wanted to do, see, eat as much as possible. We landed in Oaxaca city, a very little airport and we took the small shuttle busses out front which were 25pesos per person, and were super comfy.
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Going from Oaxaca City to Puerto Escondido. We left the City in a tiny airplane suited for 6 People, the Pilot greeted us at the airport and made handwritten Boarding Passes, and then we checked in.
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We ended up flying, and it was app. I had only browsed for info on this matter before we left, and we decided what we wanted to do when we got to Oaxaca City. And the Starry Sky was unbelievable beautiful and bright. Oh and Lobsters and shrimp. Take off And go, we could se the tangling road up and down the mountains that we were supposed to have driven, and I was pretty glad, that we chose to fly, I would have vomitted the entire way. Arriving in Puerto Escondido, and ready to explore the area. We rented a little red car, and it was perfect.
The AC was very much appreciated. With a bit of a hazzle we finally found our amazing rental, and we were so excited, and even more excited to try living without electricity for a week. It went totally dark around 7pm, so we turned on our solar lamps and played cards and read books. An absolute privilege to get to not use your phones and just be there. It even came with a pool And hammocks. Every night we fell a sleep right here, with open doors and just listening to the ocean. The first couple of days we spent right here and exploring the small area This is taken from the roof, you could sleep on the roof too.
Our local spot just a few steps down the road. My favourites. All to ourselves. I have so many pictures of trees and flowers, it is way more dry down here, so the colours are so beautiful and pale. We passed this palm everyday, and it was just beautiful. This wall sign, inspired me to the cover on my new book!
One of the things a truly love about this region, all signs are handmade and painted. On the beaches you got the best food Like fresh shrimp tacos And a lobster with Oaxaca cheese, the next day we asked just to grill it no cheese!
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One of my favourite pictures from our trip is this one Coconut Shrimp. Beach food! Then we moved to our other rental, and it was magical, we had the entire half of the house, and the pool, with direct entrance to the beach. Benny was pretty stoked. We all slept so tight, the soothing sound of the Ocean, is so amazing. When we got back home to Copenhagen, it was all so quiet of a sudden.
Andrea which we rented the house from, said we should drive to Escobilla just 10 minutes down the road, and help sea turtles to the Ocean for a little fee, that goes to the Sanctuary of protecting the Sea turtles. It was cloudy and lightning and the Sun slowly set, and we helped the little ones to the sea. This is a 50km seaturtle sanctuary protected beach, with egg shells all over the place and vultures just sitting there waiting. It was impressive to watch. Benny was so excited he cried, it was quite overwhelming for him, seeing these small turtles getting slammed into the big waves.
But it was an amazing experience for him too. The we ate at Comedor Christina, just at the road side She made the best homemade tortillas I have ever had. And she had a parrot People just chilling in the local river Even though it has Crocs Eating some more Playa Carazalillo, was my favourite beach, except our own. It is a small beach, the water is calm and beautiful, the only thing is, you have to walk quite many steps to get up and down, so bring what you need to begin with, especially cash!
Oyster shell. Fried Beach snacks with cabbage and potatoes. One day we drove to Mazunte to visit the Sea Turtle Sanctuary , this are is more touristy that the other places we went, it was a super laid back, hippie feeling in town, and the beach was beautiful too. There was also a Lizzard. When you drank your fresh coconut, they took out the meet and bagged it for you as a snack! Time to eat, in Mazunte we had lunch just of the beach Corn And then we went to visit 6 different type of sea turtle of all ages.
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We had booked a trip out sailing from Puerto Angelito, also a fantastic and very local beach, we were picked super early from the beach, and we had the time of our lives. We had no expectations, we just wanted to have a day at sea. And on the way home he passed out, too much excitement at once I guess. A month passed quite fast and suddenly it was time to leave, we fell in love with Oaxaca, we even look at properties there.
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If you have any questions at all just ask. Oh and did I tell I had 2 extra suitcases with me back? Arriving in Oaxaca city all pale and tired, required a trip to the pool. Our hotel was very simple and private And Benny absolutely loved it, there was a local supermarket down the road. JOY, everyday we headed to the pool after exploring all day.
The mornings were quite cool, but during the day it was hot. And of course, no going to Oaxaca without having their traditional Cinnamon Hot Chocolate. So inspiring. We had a lot of Mole, and they all tasted different, this is a thing you must taste, Martin was super excited about it, but I guess you just have to get used to it.
What amazed me most, was that all we ate and drank except the beer was locally produced, the corn was from their own corn fields and the cheese from their own animals, nothing was imported and I absolutely loved this. Flavours for the shaved Iced, Oh and they shaved the ice by hand, no machines here.
I need this cooled bakery bike! Homemade Coconut Popsicles coming up Bennys 4Th Birthday, he had an entire day at the market, picking out all sorts of things and a balloon. One of the reasons why we made a stop in the city instead of going directly to the coastal area, was this place, Anthony Bourdain once visited and said, if you have to choose a place to eat in life for happiness this would be it.
Walk down the isle, pick your meat on one side, and your sides on the other, find a seat, hold on to your number. Perfectly grilled meats and sausages, avocado, salsa Roja and you name it.
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Intestines and smoke. Fruits in the morning And my favourite foodtruck, the Tamale Truck, and his friend next door the Mango Watermelon Truck. I literally still dream of this meal. Papayas just of the tree.
This old lady made baskets, I bought 7 baskets, just because they were beautiful and she was so kind. Chicarron Isles and Isles of handmade blankets And Bennys favourite the wooden toys. The master weaver opened his house, and he gave us the full tour. All the wool is from their own sheep, and all the dyeing is done naturally. Amazeballs, we paid around 40 dollars for an entire day with our Taxi driver, he was so awesome. Wool thread. More wool and a dog The coloured wool thread The yellows are coloured with Marisco Flowers, the Blue is indigo and the red, is made from the Cochineal insect that live of the Nopal cactus, they mix the dried insect with lime juic and it turns blood red to orange, and with a little water it turns purple.
This was so amazing to watch. Then we took off to the coastal area:. So many people and the vibe was just perfect and on top of that the Sun was shining it was perfect.
Picked up Benny from the Kindergarten, went for ice-cream, and then they dropped me off at the stage. Well here I am, in need of hair products, treatments, oils whatever works these days. Trim off the lower stalk of the fennel and then slice lengthways into 8. Heat a frying pan with olive oil, season the fennel slices with salt and pepper, and fry until golden. Arrange the salad on plates and top with horseradish cream and a slice of fried fennel. Ingredients: ml wheat flour g margarine ml Creamy Oats ml sugar ml lingonberry jam ml coarsely chopped walnuts 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground cardamom 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp ground cloves 1 pinch salt Fresh lingonberries for decoration.
Melt the margarine together with the Creamy Oats and allow to cool. Mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda, spices, icing sugar and salt in a bowl, then add the melted margarine. Mix into a smooth batter, then add the lingonberry jam and walnuts.