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This is the tale of El noche de los rabanos Part I -Day time :
The morning walk to school had the city buzzing with activity, so we decided to check out the scene at the Zocalo where the exposition of the art work for the competition of the El noche de los rabanos was getting set up. The streets leading into the Zocalo were shut off from traffic and ...
... buildings and imagine what motivated these people. They used a building technique that was able to resist earthquakes, they had a very good knowledge of solar and lunar cycles, but they knew nothing of modern physics and they did go in for human sacrifice. As with Teotihuacan, the reason for city's abandonment is not known.
... 2) was brought from Mexico City and installed the next day. It worked intermittently, and caused the uninterruptible power supply (into which our router is plugged) to go nuts. Next, a representative of the Federal Water Supply District came by and determined our pump required more electricity than our neighborhood is supplied with. What is needed, he said, is a new transformer for the zone, and we took hope when we ...
... that was quite a lot. The markets are a riot of colour, sounds and smells. A delight for all the senses. Throughout the day we sampled many many (no seriously, many) foods right across the spectrum including but not limited to:
Chapulines (Grasshoppers - yeah we did!)
Jugos (juices - so frickin' cheap and so damn good)
Hot Chocolate (comes with a delicious sweet bread for dunking)
Various Ice Creams and Sorbets - including mezcal ice ...
... was fun. Once most of the work was done we got to have some beers up on the roof terrace which was well deserved. We finished the class by eating all that we had made. We even ate the grasshopper quesadilla's (crunchy yum!) We finished by tasting mezcal which is a traditional Mexican drink kind of like tequila. After the class we chilled out in the hostel, doing some research for the States. We were full and lazy that night so just watched a DVD! Monday ...
Other places to stay in Oaxaca
Av. Hidalgo no. 405,Centro, Oaxaca | Hotelfrom $24
Independencia # 304, Oaxaca | Hotelfrom $70
Ninos Heroes 115, Oaxaca | Hotelfrom $90
Iturbide No 203-A, Oaxaca | Hotelfrom $73
Garcia Vigil 703, Oaxaca | 4 star hotelfrom $168