The city is UNESCO listed, is full of whitewashed churches, museums and public buildings and is surrounded by parks.
Very beautiful and calm, it is a university town so young, stylish and modern in feel. There is also a series of protests been held in the main square - university conditions, markets prices etc. Lots of noise, music and fireworks for the morning but everyone goes home for siesta.
The indigenous women wear their traditional clothes with pride.
Local food is good - fresh orange juice on very corner, set 3 course lunches for about $4, food markets with homemade cheeses, breads and the nicest fresh fruit and veg. Our custard apples are nowhere near as good. Hard to find a beer without going to a 'gringo' bar, but we can survive!