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we arrived into Oaxaca after a 12 hour bus ride across mexico. we were stopped about 4 times and we had our bags searched by armed army- little bit nerve wrecking! Foley had bought Cuban Cigars in Cancun so was a bit scared that they would take them off him or that he would be in trouble but all was good. arrived at 6am to Oaxaca. our tour to monte blanc was at 10am so we had a little rest for the morning. we paid extra to have a tour of the city too which was worth it cause we saw some pretty cool stuff that we may not have seen otherwise. Monte blanc is another 500m above sea level. These ruins had only been discovered in the 1930s so they are still excavating them. the kingdom would have had a population of 600,000 people at its peak, and the king would have had charge of 11,000 tribes. the city itself is all over the surrounding hill tops.
Funny in the afternoon on our way back to the hotel after a long hot day of sightseeing and shopping, neither of us could remember the name of our hotel or where it was. it was very early when we arrived and we had not had much sleep. but we got some help from a local and found our way in the end.
early morning transfer to Mexico City. Just arrived, we have booked some tours for the next few days.