Hotel Fortin Plaza
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... areas like Oaxaca, people tend to buy them instead! To make tortillas from scratch, corn is boiled for about five minutes and then left to soak overnight. We put some on to boil, then Oscar produced some 'here's some I made earlier' corn that had already soaked. We then rubbed off the outer layer of the corn and rinsed it a few times.
The next part of the day was a trip to a local market to buy the ingredients. We took the corn with us and stopped at ...
... in times of need. They also provided an important link between the underworld, middle world and celestial world but were still connected to their earthly bodies and required food and other objects to assist them in their journeys. To accommodate this each house had an access door to the tomb where family members would bring down offerings of food and tools to the bodies therein.
The next stop was the field for the famous ball game of the Mesoamerican cultures. The ...
... the ritual involved the symbolism of the struggle of the underworld, followed by defeat and then moved into the upper world - up amongst the stars. This ritualistic ball game involved a ball made from latex held together by sap, padded leg wear and players then threw or kicked the ball with the aim being to make contact with a marker or ring on top of the side walls to bring back the pure spirits. It is a likely possibility for the game to be rigged so that ...
After our decision to continue through Mexico by bus we went on a 6 hour bus ride to Oaxaca which is 450 kms south of Mexico City and the province capital. Again our hostel was very beautiful and had a nice open courtyard with hammocks, plants and a little pond with some turtles. As usual we first explored the city and Oaxaca is a nice colonial style town with beautiful streets and good food. As it was ...
After an overnight bus journey which resembled a dodgy carnival ride we arrived in Oaxaca 2 hours ahead of schedule. Justin slept the majority of the time (as he does) however Emily was wide awake and just hoping the bus would make it without crashing. Oaxaca is another city we didn't plan on visiting however we are glad we listened to people at hostels. Oaxaca is beautiful and in the words of a Hawaiian backpacker, really mellow!! We dropped our bags off at our hostel and ...