DEC 21, 2015 – It was a bit later at night than I had expected when I arrived in Oaxaca. Luckily it was Saturday night, and my CouchSurfing host was still awake. The next day, he showed me around in the center, where a festival with a lot of street vendors and ad-hoc restaurants was going on. In the afternoon I visited Montealbán, the ancient city that was built on a hill overlooking Oaxaca. It is not as big as Teotihuacán, but impressive nevertheless. In the evening, Oaxaca’s main square was surprisingly crowded – it was the beginning of the holidays. I tasted my first Tlayuda, an extra large tortilla filled e. g. with cheese, mushrooms, refried beans, and lettuce.