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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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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 …
We left Puebla before lunch and drove to Dany's home town of Tehuacan. The main council offices was a lovely spanish designed building. While Brisbane City Council's building is new, this building has a charm that our one certainly doesn't have.
We arrived in Oaxaca (wAh-huck-Ah) after crossing another mountain range and the scenery noticeably changed from one of green farmland to semi arid with the odd cactus making an appearance.
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... a pit, before being pounded by a stone which was pulled around a circular basin, by a donkey. The liquid was then collected and distilled to create Mezcal blanco. Reposada is produced by resting the liquid in a barrel for up to a year, whilst añejo is aged in barrels for longer. We tried all of the varieties on offer, plus some Baileys like blends with fruit etc. Walking away a tad tipsy, we then headed for a nearby archeological site. The Zapotec ruins at ...
... maize with filling of chicken, tomato sauce and wrapped in a banana leaf.
Rosa introduced us to the different forms of mezcal including the flavoured ones. Then ...