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... family and friends who have died. But, not in a saying-grace-before-the-meal kind of way. The remembrance requires a more concerted effort. Mexicans build altars in their homes and businesses and public spaces. They line them with marigolds and photos of the deceased and sand sculptures and food and candles. They set a place at the table for the spirits and share a meal with them. They may spend an entire day sitting at the headstone of ...
... Because there is not an absentee ballot, Mexicans in Oaxaca for whatever reason would need to vote at one of these stations. This includes people like Viri, who live there temporarily, but they can also include tourists staying in the city for a week or so.
Apparently there are a lot of these people coming to visit. The lines were INSANE! We arrived at our first location, and the line was circling the building. Viri spent some ...
I got up early today. It was very noisy outside that I had intermittent good sleep.
I found Casa de Angel Hostel fairly easily. Met Jan, then we headed off to the autobus for Monte Alban. It is located at corner of Mina and Diaz Ordaz. We caught the first bus which left at 8.30AM, and returned 12 noon. Return ticket cost $40.
That left us nearly 3 hours to spend in Monte Alban. It is a ...
... cellphone with me. Who am I?
As luck would have it, I do happen to speak Spanish, so I am able to escape once in a while for a little adventure. Yesterday I decided to adventure to Mitla, a Zapotec village about and hour outside of Oaxaca, only reachable by second-class bus. I happily navigated the streets of Oaxaca, happy to be outside the Gringo Zone. I trotted along in my prettiest dress, coffee in one hand, paper sack of fresh strawberries in the other, looking ...
... It is served on a slice of bread. YUMMY. Ohhh Myyyy, Yummy.
We had a New Years Eve to remeber. Stood on the top deck after midnight and watched the valley light up with fire works. The sounds and the energy were amazing.
Today, New Years Day, we went to a friend of Ineke's, with all our leftovers. This is a tradition here in Mexico, to bring all your leftover food from New Years ...