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... learning about this Oaxacan specialty and trying it in an authentic way, with the slice of lime or orange and the spices (salt and ground, chili worms!) I don't love Mezcal, but it was fun trying it!
At the end of class, we returned to the restaurant (only blocks from my house), happy and full of delicious food and drink!
On Thurs., I had an opportunity to tour Teotitlan de Valle, a Zapotec indigenous village of weavers. I learned about En Via ...
... Really quite good, actually.
Zapotec ruins and cacti
Next, we went to Mitla, home of some of the most important archeological ruins from the Zapotec period. The remains of the temples and houses have intricate geometric patterns, and were built with hand-cut stones so perfectly carved that they didn't use any mortar to hold them together.
The ruins were located behind the town's main church -- which, itself, was built on top of ruins. ...
... We are warned by one of the tour groups that a tropical storm is expected in the Pacific Coast which will head here. Yay, just what we need, more rain.
Dinner is some where close again and non eventful (sandwich and salad) and we run back to the hostel and chill out with some Indio beers in the common room as we listen to the rain outside.
Let's see what tomorrow brings us, hopefully the weather report was wrong...
Day 2: this hostel makes you a ...
... from everywhere else, and the village would just probably have a market like every other village. A few people have said it was worth visiting, but after Masha left for work, I had my backpack and everything else back with me so couldn’t be bothered lugging it around all day.
Have one guess where I went instead?!
Did a bit more TEFL stuff, bought some chocolate nabbed a fried Pollo, then got the rather interesting and eventful ride down to the Oaxaca ...
... of the 5 pm festivities due to a sudden long rainstorm. So we may have missed some very fun parts of Dia(s) de los Muertos, but we are very happily enjoying some downtime (much needed after the lead up to our departure and the trip here) ... and our faux margaritas (fresh squeezed lemon-lime, orange juice, oodles of ice and some lower octane tequila.) And Rosie gets her treats during drinks, even if every "bomb explosion" at the house next door has her running for cover.