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Travel Blogs from Oaxaca
... the way that hundreds of years ago had been trained to be a fence, or to be used as a drying rack for corn. But the lichen, bromeliads, and air plants as well as hanging cactus were what blew us away!
Check out the pictures becasue it was amazing, and we made it back to the Zocalo just in time to see the Broncos beat San Diego to boot. It was a great weekend and really help us to see the diversity of landscape that the state of Oaxaca has to offer, truly amazing! ...
... where we live suffers from both an erratic supply and a set of antique and very leaky supply mains. Lance, the architect-owner of this house, thought ahead and had a large underground tank installed for water supply. Unfortunately this requires the water to be pumped UP to the second and third floors. So when we arrived and found that the water pump was completely fried, we realized that this was a fairly serious matter. ...
... see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tlayuda), hot chocolate (be rude not to) and tried horchata. Now I finally knew what Vampire Weekend were singing about. Turns out its a sweet milky rice drink. Whatever floats your boat!
We took a stroll around the town (city?) and landed into the main square. This was quite the experience. There were vendors dotted around the place selling everything you could want; delicious smelling food, toys, balloons, shawls, jewelry. You ...
... de las
Casas, but not before enjoying a local speciality for dinner called pan de caźon.
This is basically a layer of tacos sandwiched with black beans and shredded
shark meat, covered in a tomato sauce. It was okay apart from the tomato sauce
which I thought tasted exactly like tinned, Heinz tomato soup!! The photo shows
you what I mean!
The slight snag I hit was that
there was a massive parade going on in Campeche, linked to ...
... get a deed purple color, but here they showed how adding lime juice would make it turn red, or adding a bit of another ingredient would make it turn into another shade of purple. Or how they used ash to make it lighter. It was pretty fascinating really. They told us that the carpets took about 2 weeks to one month to make, depending on it's size. We had the chance to buy one, but even though they were well crafted, I wouldn't know where to put it if I did. After ...