One of my last and favorite looks from my short trip to Oaxaca. A little 501 denim won’t ever hurt anyone, right?
On our last full day, we tried to squeeze in as much as we could so we made sure to book a massage and cleanse ritual called, Temazcal- a must when you travel to certain parts of México. I was a bit hesitant at first, but after reading a little bit more about what Temazcal was, I caved in. In simpler terms, a Temazcal is a steam bath in which it’s supposed to help cleanse you from all impurities. (Read more about it here)
We crawled into a really small cave-like room, with a low ceiling, and a lodge burning on one corner. We sat for about 45 mins in the steamy room while we dripped in sweat… major dripping. The lady in the room with us hummed a song and did a prayer as we just closed our eyes and tried to focus on positive things. The 45 mins definitely felt like an eternity as we sat there taking in all the steam and heat. I struggled a few times and had to ask her to open the door so I can get fresh air to breathe.
Once the time was up, we crawled back outside, took off our bathings suits and laid in a comfy little thin bed on the floor. The steam bath was followed by an hour massage- the best massage I’ve had to date. It relaxed us for sure and I even knocked out for most of the massage. It was by far one of the most unique experiences I’ve had and I would love to experience it every time I get to go back.
I highly recommend booking one for yourself next time you go to Oaxaca or México- you will not be disappointed.
For the rest of the day, we just explored downtown, jumped from restaurants to bars and even a cool museum about vintage stamps. We wrapped up our night at one of the coolest restaurants and as we walked out into the plaza to head back to our B&B, we noticed a lovely mariachi band of 8 and immediately hired them to serenate my girl Amber and I with a few songs! It was the perfect moment to end such a wonderful day/trip!
Already missing Oaxaca! Going to try to wrap up a set of diary photos from Oaxaca- so stay tuned!