Hotel Casa Xochimilco
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... plants. Thanks Mr Wikipedia.
A walking tour of the local food market and neighbouring shops.
Rosa introduced us to the different forms of mezcal including the flavoured ones. Then tasting:
- chapulines: ...
10 small or 5 medium chiles of any of the following types:
(dried) chile pasilla Oaxaqueña
(fresh) chile de agua (possibly similar to Hungarian wax pepper)
(fresh) chile poblano
1 branches of epazote, about 20 leaves
3 - 4 eggs
½ c. vegetable ...
... each other with silly string. At 11:00 pm a series of impressive fireworks shot into the air. I thought it was to signal the finish of the celebrations; I was corrected by my friend Tania, that was the START. Unfortunately, I was already too tired to continue partying, but I had my fun :). Mexicans really know how to come together and celebrate. Happy Independence Day, Viva Mexico!! P.S The toilet paper here is scented like a baby's diaper. It's weird, and kinda ...
... past Friday, we made it happen. I had done some research on our options and honed in on a community that is part of a network of ecotourism sites high up (over 8,000 feet) in the mountains. On Friday morning, I visited the ecotourism office in Oaxaca to reserve a cabin and pay the entrance fee to the communal land. We picked the kids up at school, and with a small duffel bag packed for one night, we drove two hours to the ...
... clothes and jewellery. The square was alive with parades and lots of children dressed in costumes. Later we also visited bigger markets where they sold every thing from bags,belts and shoes to wooden spoons and tiny sombreros for your cat or dog. The next day Wease and I decide to do our first cultural thing while being in Mexico. We bought a bus ticket to Monte Albán the ruins about 9 kms out of the town centre. The bus was filled to the brim with oldies ...