It seems that now the small pleasures are worth so much more than they were in pre-COVID times.
There are thousands of vendors, many of them children, selling all manner of colourful purses, scarves, blouses, belts, earrings, little animals made of clay.
My morning walk with Sam was a solitary one. A few other dog-walkers stayed six feet away (much to friendly Sam’s regret) but everybody else was quarantined.
Iona Hassoun, who is respecting a 14-day quarantine, is just happy to be home.
Oaxaca, pronounced “wa-ha-ka” was our final destination on our five-week long Mexican journey last winter.