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Reviews for Mexico small group holiday, a food adventure

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review 15 Feb 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

This was a food trip, and the food was fantastic. Our great guide, Fernando, took us to street food, markets, and restaurants--more than I expected. The cities of Puebla and Oaxaca are beautiful. For me high points were the markets and Monte Alban.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

1) Check the exact date you are going. We happened to be on the one trip that started at a different hotel, and there was confusion. 2) Now there is an overnight bus from Oaxaca to Zipolite (apparently soon there will be a better road). When the guide says take the motion sickness medicine, do!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

It did benefit local people by our staying at hotels, eating, and buying things. Most tourism creates some environmental impact--don't know the tradeoff about this trip.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Great! I hadn't been to Mexico before (not counting a few days in Cabo) so it was all fascinating. I liked having the focus on food--we tried so many different things, all delicious. There was generally a good balance between group time and free time. The hotels varied in quality, but fortunately went up the scale as we went. The bus system was so good and really more enjoyable than a private van. The one disappointment was Mitla--the guide wasn't very good. I would suggest switching to a good tour of Monte Alban and having the free time where the Mitla trip was, or else another guide.

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