Hotel Casa Conzatti
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... br> El vuelo me lo voy a aventar yo solita, espero no morir del aburrimiento porque hago escala en Houston y después en Paris. Salgo a las 7 de la mañana de oaxaca y llego a las 2 de la tarde del día siguiente a dinamarca (hora local). Ahí voy a ver a Katrina, mi amiga danesa que es la que me va a dar hospedaje, y también ese mismo día llega Ale, mi amiga de monterrey con la que voy a viajar por todos lados en europa. En ...
... the taste, sight, sound, smell and touch (PDAs - public display of affection - are common at the parks).
This is a breathing, living cultural center and not simply a 'museum piece' for tourists. Everything is still authentic. Any artist would fall in love with this place!
Zoe dropped me off at the bust station for my 9PM ride. I got teary saying farewell. This is a place I can see myself coming back to.
... rug making originated, and continues today, making this a very SPECIAL place, indeed.
Each rug is a unique masterpiece of the artist. It takes WEEKS of 8 hours a day to create these weavings. No 2 are the same.
The wool is bought from farmers and cleaned and then dyed with natural things like roots, flowers, leaves, fruits, bark plants, and insects.
It takes 2 days or more to just set up the loom for a ...
... in San Bartolo Coyotepec which specialises in black pottery made from locally quarried clay. I bought a little black duck for 50 pesos which I very much doubt will make it home in one piece, but for $4 it’s worth a try.
The tour cost 250 pesos, which didn’t include entry to Monte Alban (51 pesos) or lunch. I went out about 7pm for a couple of drinks in the Zocalo then had a nightcap at a bar around the corner from the hotel called Apolonia. There was a guy ...
... van was limited so after rearranging us about 3 times in various vehicles they finally gave up and gave us a private tour!!
Monte Alban is an amazing site and I'm glad we made the effort to see it - It's an ancient civilisation that is perched on top of a mountain. As history states the ancient Zapotec people flattened the entire top of the mountain, used the stones they had pulled out to build a city then lived there for a very short amount of time as they ...