Alta Mira

Address: Camino a Punta Cometa Sin Numero, Oaxaca, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Mexico | Hotel
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    A travel blog entry by cockystravel on Sep 20, 2015

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    ... on a 45 deg angle so they could align the stars and study them.
    More climbing unfortunately for my thighs.
    there were some carvings in rock faces that appeared o be deformed people for whom there appears to be a special reverence. Others suggests an understanding of anitomical features.
    spent over 2 hours here.
    then off to a Zapotec family for cooking demo and lunch. Unfortunately got lost as the road was cut off. Eventually found the house ...

    The Ruins of Monte Alban!

    A travel blog entry by therenbackagain on Jan 14, 2015

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    ... here for any particular local resources but instead to control trade routes (primarily cacao from further south). Early on in this occupation one of the oldest cultures of the region, the Zapotec, created the holy site of Monte Alban on one of the mountains overlooking the confluence.

    Monte Alban translates to “White Mountain” and is not the original Zapotec name for the site but instead was granted by later cultures for the white blossoms of the trees covering ...


    A travel blog entry by michadventure on Sep 02, 2014

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    ... of the beliefs and customs of many of these communities. They are famous for healing/levitation along with the belief that they are half human/half divine. There is a belief that Shamans are an intermediary between mortals and the spiritual world. When your soul is placed in the embryo of an egg inside a woman it is also placed inside the embryo of an animal and so there is a link between all living creatures.
    Shamans have a great deal of power and wisdom ...


    A travel blog entry by briannaclark91 on May 23, 2014

    22nd May continued.. We caught a taxi for $40 paso's to the hostel which was $100 pasos/night. Cheap $8 accom and all 7 of is fit in the same room. It was a cute hotel that was very green with how it was managed. There were 3 dogs and a cat that took residency of the hostel, very cute! We walked to dinner taking in the old fashioned streets and the cute market stores. We had some Italian ...

    HIGHLIGHTS Tues 26 Nov: Puebla > Oaxaca

    A travel blog entry by bruceontour on Nov 27, 2013

    47 photos

    ... chapulines: fried crispy and hot (chilli spicy hot) grasshopper
    - quesillo: local stringy cheese
    - mole / rojo: a rich sauce made of ground chilies and a number of ...