Hotel Casa Antigua
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... It had a population of 89 people, but they were all farmers many of whom had greenhouses, which is why we were there. The forest looked almost exactly like the forests of Mendocino, Madrona, Manazanita, pine, oak, except it was covered in bromeliads and air plants. It was a steep hike down through fields being readied for corn with patches of cannas and other flowers that looked like fressias tucked in here and there. Then we had an even steeper hike back ...
... many structures to explore around the Grand Plaza including numerous tombs, ceremonial altars, tunnels, pyramids ...
Later we returned to Zocalo square in Oaxaca where there appeared to be a party in full swing. The atmosphere was very relaxed. A band of pipes, keyboard and drums was playing gentle tunes with a distinctive style and rythym. We took supper of spicy chicken and rice from a street vendor. This really is a nice town.
... perfectly. But when they reinstalled it, it would not run. So they repeated the process with pump #4, and got the same results. Now we had no water and began to think about bailing out of this house altogether.
But the next morning, many more workers arrived,and one of them had what turned out to be a really bright idea: to try a different type of pump, a lower-power type, that would demand less electricity than ...
... that was quite a lot. The markets are a riot of colour, sounds and smells. A delight for all the senses. Throughout the day we sampled many many (no seriously, many) foods right across the spectrum including but not limited to:
Chapulines (Grasshoppers - yeah we did!)
Jugos (juices - so frickin' cheap and so damn good)
Hot Chocolate (comes with a delicious sweet bread for dunking)
Various Ice Creams and Sorbets - including mezcal ice ...