Casa de Siete Balcones
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
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... puppet heads. We bought sparklers off a street vendor and joined in the fun. Gao even tried on one of the giant heads and danced around for a bit.
Dinner was fairly low-key, but nice. We had traditional punch, heated in bowls and served with fruit and mezcal. The carrot soup had snowflakes or Christmas trees or greetings written in it. After dinner, we exchanged Secret Santa gifts of small items we'd purchased that day in the markets. Good times.
... in action and had a little taste of pure Oaxacan chocolate and hot chocolate. Then off to Mercado de Artesanias for village handicrafts..wasn't really interested so decided to head to the bar across the road for a beer, really enjoy a chilled Negro Modelo. Not quite sure whether mixing Mezcal with chocolate and then beer is the best idea.... Back to the hotel for a quick shower and getting into the party mood :) Felt adventurous and decided to have the degustacion de ...
Anyway, after taste testing chapulines (grasshoppers soaked in lime and salt), new fruits like the Zapote negro, different chiles and cheeses we made our way back to the restaurant. There we made tortilla, salsas, squash blossoms, brown mole, basically a three course meal plus dessert! I was most taken by the sheer variety of ingredients they put in one dish. Our mole alone had 16 or 17 ingredients - 2 types of dried peppers, platano, garlic, cinnamon, onion, ...
... with 12 others.
- Tule hosting a 2000 year old tree
- Mitla a Zapotec temple (we were underwhelmed!)
- Calcified Waterfall
- Mezcal maker (similar to Islay whisky)
- Traditional weaver
Sunday 24th ...
... 5 cattle along the road on their horse..... so cool. It was also amazing that you could be mistaken to think you we're driving through the mountains and all the vegetation was just that Forrest. However all of sudden there would be a corn crop, on the steepest part of the mountain. I don't know how the plough & harvest their fields the steepness alone would be my undoing. AMAZING! So on arriving at the entrance to Hierve el Agua there is a man collecting entrance ...