We're not too into extravagant living spaces but we decided to splurge this once. Our last stop (in San Miguel de Allende), was our first of the trip and we weren't sure how much to budget for living expenses. So we shot low and got a tiny, cheap, drafty, somewhat rundown studio. So after more than three months there (and after I started getting a little contractor income), we decided to upgrade for our 6 weeks in Oaxaca. What we found is an amazing spot called La Calera. It's an old lime factory that has recently been converted to a half dozen urban lofts plus some really amazing arts and communal spaces. It is hands-down the most beautiful spot either of us have lived.