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Another early morning start at 8am for a very big day of sightseeing with the full group! Coffee at our hotel not strong enough so still bleary-eyed, we got on the bus and met our guide for the day, Benito. It was soooo cold, bad bad decision to wear my shorts! We drove for around half an hour to our first stop, Monte Alban ruins. Monte Alban (also known as the Sacred Hill) was built in around 500BC by ...
... to end it all nicely we took a tour of a Mezcal factory to enjoy free tasting. It is clear now that Tequila has nothing on Mezcal. We could have stayed longer in Oaxaca with its art filled streets, intense markets, mole and chocolate everywhere but we decided to move on to San Christobal. We planned to volunteer at an orphanage in Oaxaca but we quickly found out we were not really needed. They ...
... and he was on the 1900 bus. So we decided to head into town and look around the market. Then Paddy mentioned he wanted to get a book, and I was like there is an English book store somewhere. Not that I knew where. So we started asking directions in our limited Spanish. We headed out of town up the main pedestrian street. As we were walking Paddy said want to get a tattoo. I replied with no hesitation 'Sure' so we headed up to the tattoo studio. I all ready knew that I wanted ...
... has a few tombs I went down and had a look in. Probably the best part other than the ancient pyramids is the panoramic view around the area, because you are on a mountain on one side there is a great view of more mountains and valleys and on the other is the great city of Oaxaca, I stood on the highest point at one end and the panoramic view around me was breathtaking and the weather was perfect. We had another great day at the pyramid ...
... I’ll head out with them again sometime.
Language – Micah is soaking up the language like a sponge and is using Spanish words and phrases regularly. Zola seems a bit more resistant to learning Spanish, but is certainly learning a lot in school. Leah says she feels “fluent, but with grammatical errors”. I’ve taken a total of seven three-hour language classes. My language ability is ...
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