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... was walking around with two young Mexican women in t-shirts that had "El Rey de Oaxaca" written on it. He said he thought his name, Ryan, sounded like rey, which means king and that he was doing a photo project and asking different types of people to join him in a photo. After Elise joked about him needing to give us 10p each for our photo we obliged even through Ryan sounds little like rey. I should have made sure I got a photo too. Maybe I'll search for him online. Probably not. ...
... dates back to 600 BC (well, OK, there were folks hunting, gathering, and farming here going back some 20,000 years) when the Zapotecas leveled off the top of a mountain and founded Monte Alban, but I'll save that story for another day. Jumping ahead 2100 years to the early 1500s, the Spanish conquistadors moved through, then followed by Spanish settlers. The Spanish maintained a firm hand on the area right into the early 19th century when the ...
... of Oaxaca and 2000m above sealevel, the site offers some incredible views down on the valleys bellow which are very green thanks to the early rainy season. Monte Alban was one of the first major cities in Mesoamerica, goes back at least 2500 years.
We now faced an 11 hours overnight bus journey through the mountains, ...
Yes, it is a beautiful city bordered by mountains and thick forests. The pleasant Plaza de la Constitución where you can eat, drink and watch the world go by if one had time on ones hand which we unfortunately did not. Our hotel was not right on the Zocola like ...
One of the great archeological sites in North America lies in the Valley of Oaxaca, just a short drive from the city we're living in. Known as Monte Albán, it was the capital of the Zapotec culture from 500 BCE to 700 CE. It reached a peak population of over 16,500 between 300-500 BCE. The Zapotecs themselves go back at least as far as 1600 BCE in the Valley of Oaxaca, but after ...