Hotel Parador San Agustin
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- Continental Breakfast
- Non-smoking rooms
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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... br> The next morning we started our day well with a hearty breakfast of eggs, beans, bread and salsa, free on the hostel. Today we spent the day walking around the city and enjoying some street food and tajate, a pre hispanic drink of maize and cocoa. We walked around the markets taking in all the colours and smells. It is a well kept, beautiful city with a relaxed feel to it. For dinner we headed into town for more street food ( corn on the ...
... designs. I bought a blanket for probably more than I would've spent in the local markets, but it was still pretty cheap and I love the colours.
Finally, we wrapped up with a stop at one of the dozens of local mezcal factories for a tasting. Mezcal, unlike its cousin tequila, is made from different types of agave and comes in a whole variety of flavours. My favourites were mocha and coconut. A bunch of people bought some bottles, of course, since it's that ...
... Hinesh and I first take photos in the rain (lots of rain drops on our shots - boo). There are some sections of the little pools where we see the water bubbling up, that's where the name Hierve el Agua comes from "the water boils". Hinesh jumps in the pool and it is not as warm as we thought it would be. He chills and enjoys his swim. There are others in the pool with him - mainly Mexican tourists.
Hinesh initially wonders how he is going to get dry given he didn't ...
... stars (think parade of the roses), crosses and other shapes and they were dancing and spinning. But then came the munecas, dolls, but these dolls were twenty feet tall with a person at the base. Their arms were weighted so that as the person danced it looked like a huge person was dancing (expect to see these at the next farm party)! There were trucks with wild displays and adorable children dressed as Mary and Joesph. ...
... in Oaxaca. What a boondoggle!) When they're not here (i.e., when he has to show up in Minneapolis), they rent the house out. And we are the lucky renters this year until just before Christmas.
So all is well, right? Well, almost. In Mexico, there's always a little something that goes awry. This time, just hours before our arrival, as the house was being prepped for us, the water pump burned out. Since it delivers water from the ground ...