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... and show us some of the daily life in the city. We ate breakfast on the zocalo, listening to guitar and flute players and interacting with the wandering street merchants as we enjoyed sweet bread dipped in hot chocolate. After a trip to the bank to convert our money, we headed out into the streets.
The city of Oaxaca is surprisingly clean and an unending blend of people, art, architecture, and music. Every street you walk down seems to ...
... to choose from with sizes ranging from palm of your hand to almost as big as me...I wistfully gazed at the larger sculptures and then turned my attention to the more realistic sizes, picking out one I was told was based on a nutria. Let's hope it makes it home in one piece!
I decide to take a tour the next day to get around the places I wanted to see in the area: Mitla, the Tule tree and Hierve el Agua with the added bonus of visiting a textile workshop and ...
... attended mostly American and Canadian couples with a few Europeans also. The tour requests 100 pesos per person which she donates to a local charity. As she's an artist who lives here full time, she also sells some of her own art work at her home at the end of the tour.
We hit it off with a nice couple from Vancouver Washington, named Paul and Jenny who asked us to join them for dinner at their favourite ...
... breasts or 1 breast and 2 thighs
6 Roma tomatoes
1 white onion, chopped medium fine
¼ c. blanched almonds, chopped fairly fine
6 green olives, chopped
1 t. peppercorns
¼ t. thyme
½ t. oregano
1 small cinnamon stick (thin)
1 clove garlic, minced
4 T. ...
... better in the slums of India. I made my way to a tour guide, and booked a trip for tomorrow, wait until you see what I'll be doing. A full day, 10am until 7pm! It's going to be great. I asked the guide where I might be able to find a music store. When I found it, all the instruments were for right handed people only. I suppose there was never a Paul McCartney in Oaxaca (he's left handed for those of you that didn't know). I gave up and returned to the ...