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... just relaxing around Oaxaca. That night we found a gorgeous strip of funky bars and cool restaurants but unfortunately my lunch was causing me all sorts of tummy troubles (so much for trying to be healthy, turns out as I'd suspected salads are not a safe option in Mexico) so I sadly wasn't in a hugely excited space for food and drink. I was so disappointed as it all looked fantastic, but I slapped a smile on my face and tried to get on with it. After dinner ...
Not long after our arrival in Oaxaca, we learned that our housekeeper, Fernanda, is also an excellent cook, and it didn't take long for Elly to arrange a cooking lesson with her. So one recent Saturday morning, Fernanda arrived with all the fixings we would need to prepare one of our favorite dishes, chiles ...
... else in Mexico, there are 16 groups each with their own dialects. The largest, was the Zapotec people. Now spread throughout the state, they were once 40,000 strong when they controlled Monte Alban. Also, Teotitlàn is where I was originally supposed to do volunteer work while in Oaxaca, before I changed my plans. In Teotitlàn we were treated to a workshop that explained the entire process. Not only was it a lengthy and difficult one, but very interesting. They ...
Sound it out and say it slowly at first. Don't be intimidated be all of the vowels. You'll get the hang of it. While you practice I'll define the word for you. It comes from the Zapoteca word "guendalezaa" which means; offering, help, present or exchange of gifts or presents. Well that's exactly what this celebration was all about. First of all, it was a free show. Not bad for what is considered ...
... American Highway 300 MP.
Our first stop was in Sta Maria del Tule to see the world's largest tree by diameter. It was a 14m wide cypress, some 2,000 years old. My camera battery died so I was praying the substitute would hold out for the day. I must admit a preference for the African baobab.
Lots of talk about bowel movements today. People were queasy from the vehicle movement which was another factor. Sounds like there will be a daily ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking