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... used either naturally or colored. Of course these artisans have a lot more time. The radishes after all were harvested about the 18th and displayed five days later. In fact some the the artist were still carving as we walked by. The corn husks are something that they had much longer to prepare and it showed. The full mock up of the government building in the Zocalo was amazing, though it was missing the protesters who are always there.
... in North Oxford and we chilled out to Swan Lake - formative times!
Later we visited the Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaco and learnt about the trials and tribulations of this region from stone age to modern times.
Saturday 23rd November
Another full day ...
... where we live suffers from both an erratic supply and a set of antique and very leaky supply mains. Lance, the architect-owner of this house, thought ahead and had a large underground tank installed for water supply. Unfortunately this requires the water to be pumped UP to the second and third floors. So when we arrived and found that the water pump was completely fried, we realized that this was a fairly serious matter. ...
... wake up our bunk neighbour who promptly invited himself along to dinner. This turned out to be a stroke of luck as we adopted Jakob and his Mexican friend Enrique for the next few days and it was more than a bit handy to have a Spanish speaker along for the ride. This and the fact Jakob would talk the hind legs off a donkey meant we had a couple of interesting experiences in Oaxaca. The dinner that first evening was one of firsts.
We had tlayudas (a dish local to Oaxaca for ...
... everyone in Christmas mood. Early night as we were booked in to do cooking classes the next day. Sunday 23rd Dec This morning we went to our cooking class! It began at 11am and there were 10 of us in the class. The chef Oscar brought us to the local markets where he explained lots about the Mexican food, all the different types of chilli and what they are used in etc. He bought all the ingredients that we needed for cooking. We decided we were going to ...