Hotel La Provincia
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... it. So we made it back to the entrance just in time to catch our ride back to Mitla. It seemed a lot quicker on the way home. We got back to the hostel and Paul & I decided to get something to eat. I was craving a hamburger. So managed to find one off a street cart. Burger, ham,cheese, onion, tomato,, chilli, lettuce, mustard, mayo & catchup. AMAZING! Then Paul and I went to the local market to try a chocolate soup dish. It was weird... But yummy as all ...
... and their beloved state of Oaxaca. In many ways they were there to tell a story; the importance of a special product that not only came from a specific region but was the lifeblood of their people, the interpretation of a young boy courting a young lady and how they introduce their families to one another, others re-enacted the fight between two bulls, oh and don't forget the romantic love story ...
... bump (which is pretty bloody often as they have them every where!). We bounced around that little van until 1 am when we reached Oaxaca. We checked into a hostel Los Amigos and had a pretty decent nights sleep. During the day we just wandered down to the town square where everyone seemed to be hanging out. It seemed like everyone had the day off or something because everyone seemed to be there, the whole city in fact. There's always lots happening there markets, ...
... stop was the famous Arbol del Tule, claimed to be the widest tree in the world. I have no idea if that's true, but it is certainly huge! My camera was not up to the task of getting a good idea of its size, so I have also taken a picture of a postcard for you below.
Next, we headed to the small Zapotec village of Teotitlan, where they make Zapotec rugs and other things using traditional methods. It was ...
... country flats - none of which were right for this race. I opted for my trail shoes.
In the morning, I downed a banana at 7am and drank some Gatorade. We arrived at the race at 8am and recognized a familiar energy about. Runners were beginning their pre-race warm-up routines, kids lined up for their short races (Micah and Zola wished they could run, but they were too young), and an announcer was getting everyone fired up over ...
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