Oaxaca Travel Blog› entry 8 of 14 › view all entries
Oaxaca. We expected a lot of this place as we had heard soo many good things! We visited mount Alban, some amazing Olmec/zapotec ruins in the hills around oaxaca. The Zapaotecs actually cut off the top of the mountain to create a great flat are where they built polaces to worshp and palaces for the rich.
We also did a cooking class in Oaxaca.. we learnt a lot! The best parts were passionfruit salsa, huataotche starter (- its made from the fungus that growns on corn which is delicious!) squash/pumpkin flower soup and fruit mole with olves and capers.. oh and the best bit oaxacan chocolate icecream with chile! We went to the markets to buy all the food, then mead it and then sat around and enjoyed it for lunch.
On the last day in oaxaca we went among tohter things to see the amazing petrified waterfalls we had heard soo much about. the tour also took us to see the weaving of the local indigenous villages, the worlds widest tree, mitla andother archealogicl site and a mezcal distillery. Mezcal is made from agave,, the same plant that tequila is made from and using the sma e process. but since it is not made in the state of tequila it can not be called tequila! Needless to say they convinced us to buy some.
Oaxaca city was a great city to spend some time in.. we also really enjoyed the muesum especially the jewels of tomb 7 from mt alban and the many churches and the continuing action that went on in the zocalo (city square).