Hotel La Provincia
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In the taxi from the bus station to our hostel in Oaxaca, the driver informs us that this weekend is the Guelaguetza festival. The festival is a celebration of all things "Oaxaqueño". Indigenous populations from all over the state come to the city to exhibit their - food, dance and artisanal products. Inherited Spanish culture is also celebrated.
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... d eaten at before (with the unlikely name of "Irving"). We chose two kinds of carne (1/4 kilo of cecina -- marinated pork, and 1/4 kilo of tasajo -- thinly sliced beef). The butcher cut off a couple of thin slices and handed them off to one of the barbecue ladies, whose charcoal grill was adjacent to his stand. (We paid the butcher for the meat.) Then we found a seat at one of the tables reserved for that particular seller, and in due time another one ...
... and raw memories posted on the walls of streets, stilt walkers and death brides and reapers walking the streets at all time of days, and as any band strikes up cheers rise and the dancing starts spontaneously no matter where you are. We visited other towns where the rivalry for best celebration often ends in the physical and harsh words all forgotten over mescale later in the night. Costumes that are pure labours of love, with detail that must've taken unimaginable amounts ...
... tourists' favourite with the worm in the bottom. A particular delight was the passion fruit mezcal. After we had parted with some of our hard-earned cash our bags clinked merrily and we headed towards "Hierve el Agua" - a petrified waterfall in the mountains near Oaxaca. There were awesome views and a natural limestone pool fed by springs. Unfortunately for us we hadn't been told this in advance so had nothing to wear into said pool. Other smart tourists were lounging around ...