Travel Blogs from Oaxaca
We departed Mexico City for the colonial town of Puebla, some 2.5 hrs away by bus. While stowing our luggage under the buys, I smash my head on a metal beam and it's not much fun. I find out later that I actually split my head open and blood came out. I actually swore less when smashing my head open than spending 5 minutes in Sydney traffic. Maybe …
... allowed to try some mescal! Max 10 shots per flavour...more than enough. At first I didn't want to drink, but of course the Israelis were very keen to drink with their new friends. First we tried the traditional mescal, with a little worm In the bottle from the plants used for the alcohol. With each shot we were given a slice of orange with chill powder. It was absolutely delicious!!! Next was the 5 year old mescal, then the 8 year old mescal, then the mescal liqueurs. ...
... He had been eating and playing in a sandbox, had noticed the gap in his teeth, and was worried the tooth mouse/fairy deal would be for naught if there were no physical proof of the tooth under his pillow. We assured him that the tooth mouse was very understanding. (I was amusing myself with the thought that whoever wrote the original contract with the tooth mouse would have made provisions for such mishaps, don’t you think?) ...
... within view around every street corner, this city is a sight to see. Not to mention the rich tradtional culture that is being preserved there. The strong indigenous influence is easily recognized in the faces of the residents and the street names. However, along with all these wonders of course comes tourism, which is also visible around every street corner in the central area of the city. We had not expected there to be so many tourists as ...
... high, not because she's fast but because there were few masters women participating (Leah's words, not mine). She commented that Mexican masters women definitely didn't benefit from Title IX. I hope I’ll get to write about Leah’s first Oaxaca race in the not-too-distant future. We’ll keep running around, looking for banners.
--- I’ll write a more general entry about our experience running in Oaxaca in a blog to ...
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