Hotel del Portal
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... are killed in some manner, then they are cremated, powdered and used to make dye. It used to be the wealth of Oaxaca befor chemical dyes.
Then we went to another mezcal manufacturer and tested at least 12 different varieties (it's only allowed to be called tequila if it's made in a particular region, rather like Melton Mowbury pies, but with a greater alcohol content). We bought a bottle of the almond flavoured one, which is divine.
... the best efforts of the receptionist to remedy matters by phone, he set off back to Telcel and I went back to book our tickets.
Rendezvoused again (having now walked 4 miles each) and went in search of late lunch, which also involved 8 bottles of XX (dos equis). After that it seemed like a really good plan to go mezcal shopping. 5 or 6 tastings later we settled on ...
... explored markets - unfortunately the meat market turned my stomach rather, and a loo became imperative. Jon wasn't feeling well either. A settling cerveza was neccessary.
Did the bus (a faux San Fran cable car carriage) tour and searched high and low for a nice lunch, which we eventually found round the corner from the posada. The high - it was a jolly good 3 course meal at a very reasonable price; the low - we ...
So here we are in Oaxaca, nearly 5 hours on a very luxurious bus from Puebla across a mountain range, which our Mexican road map doesn't name. We're definitely nearer sea level now; it's not necessary to wear trousers and a hoodie at night.
Whereas Puebla and Mexico City were flat as pancakes, Oaxaca is in a smaller valley and extends up the surrounding hills, and ...
Miles Per Gallon: 19.7
Stayed in a slick camping spot next to a waterfall. It was a good spot to catch up on laundry and to relax a bit. This was one of those real natural waterfalls too, not that BS man-made business. Evander Holyfield would be proud.