- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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This morning breakfast is at Casa Oaxaca (my hotel) and I'm still a little late. Breakfast is not my friend. But we get fruit, breakfast burritos with stringy cheese and mushrooms and juice and it's probably the most authentic breakfast we have had yet! After breakfast there is a quick site inspection for those staying at the other hacienda and …
Breakfast again at the Four Seasons - before we depart for the 2 hour drive to the UNESCO listed city of Puebla. Its a very smooth highway so the journey is easy. Along the way we view 2 active volcano's - Ictacihuatl (sleeping white lady) and Popocatepeptl. White steam blows out of one of them and they are shrouded in puffy white clouds. It is …
... Streetchildren Grassroots attempting to help local children attend school by paying fees and providing uniforms and other necessary supplies. They were intrigued by the idea and decided to sponsor a family here. They met Aurelia, the mother, and her three wonderful daughters: Nahieli, Arely, and Lizbeth. Oaxaca Streetchildren Grassroots began to expand its efforts to include assisting families with costs of living such as food, and Louise and ...
... a fresh juice stand so i can get some vitamin c (the fresh squeezed orange juice is seriously good) and we see an organic Oaxacan coffee shop, so we go in to get Mario and espresso and try one of their scrumptious looking apple croissants. I would've easily eaten three of them, if that was socially acceptable. I already feel like a behemoth in this country and Mario keeps annoying me to go sit and stand and stop in particular places for bloody photos. In this coffee shop ...
... 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 ...