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... worse). So we began ducking and darting to the nearest awning trying to make our way back while trying to stay as dry as possible. After a few waves of water hitting us near chest level (thank you local taxis) and me stepping on what I thought was solid ground until I sunk into water about mid calf level the quest to stay dry was over and it was now just about getting back to the hostel. We did make it back to the ...
... on. Next stop was Teotitlán del Valle to see local weavers at work. The people of the area have been weaving since 500BC and now use treadle looms to create all manner of rugs. We visited a local co-operative and it was impressive to see the laborious process it takes to complete the many rugs, with some taking three weeks or more to make by hand. The wool to create them is all naturally died and spun, using traditional methods. We then moved on to a ...
... were having their photos taken outside.
Free time till dinner at ...
... d eaten at before (with the unlikely name of "Irving"). We chose two kinds of carne (1/4 kilo of cecina -- marinated pork, and 1/4 kilo of tasajo -- thinly sliced beef). The butcher cut off a couple of thin slices and handed them off to one of the barbecue ladies, whose charcoal grill was adjacent to his stand. (We paid the butcher for the meat.) Then we found a seat at one of the tables reserved for that particular seller, and in due time another one ...
... or figures. Still waiting on Jakob to come up with the goods. I'll update this with pics once he does.
Following our successful day of shopping we decided to dive into Oaxaca night life head first with our first taste of Mezcal. Living up to our national stereotype a few mezcals later the bar was closing but we weren't for bed. Unfortunately there is no Swan in Oaxaca so we asked the taxi drivers if there was somewhere still open. They seemed quite hesitant to take ...