Hotel Cantera Real
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... of the tour. At the front is a Tule tree, which is the same type as Oaxaca's 2000-2500 year old specimen (pics of this from a following tour will be in another blog entry)! I think these trees were brought in to provide shade for the other specimens in the garden. From there so many different types of cactuses and spikey, thorny trees arranged as if they were works of art along the path. Beautiful. ...
... the previous two months. The center of the Zocolo is filled with their tents. They have posters bemoaning their lack of pay and many photos commemorating the 43 students.
Monsanto and GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are also reviled. The basis of Oaxacan cuisine and culture is mais (corn). Patented corn seed not only threaten the great variety of corn now cultivated, but hurt the farmers by requiring them to buy new seeds each ...
... were quite a few tourists and travellers but mainly Mexican holiday-makers. It's a really beautiful place with this arty/ foodie vibe. There was a Artisanal festival on that was finishing on the Sunday. This place is famous for these amazingly intricately painted fantastical animal and also for the quality of it's ceramics. If have loved to have bought a ceramic piece but I just didn't think it would survive the next few weeks! After having a good look around the market ...
Can not believe this is our last night in Oaxaca. Finally feel like we have just settled in, like we know our way around, yet we discover a new place each day. Today it was the ethno-botanic garden and the Oaxaca Cultural Center where Diego and I found grass to sit on and relax for the first time since we arrived. Of course on the other side of the wall was a huge and crazy highway and across the street a slammed Pemex station. I could not even tell what goes ...
... into around here), and various other village traditions, dances, saints etc. My favorite was the Rabonos libre, or the free radish category, there were radishes giving birth to radishes, crazy creatures, the tree of life and one dedicated to Maria Sabina (mother Mary).
Then there were the dried flowers which consisted mainly of helichrysum, and other dried flower though not many, but the designs were still amazingly beautiful. The cork ...