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the zocalo.. it was really buzzing every night with festivals of all types

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).

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the zocalo.. it was really buzzing…
the zocalo.. it was really buzzin…
Colonial streets
Colonial streets
the cathedral. very impressive ins…
the cathedral. very impressive in…
Mount Alban ruins. The top was cut…
Mount Alban ruins. The top was cu…
hierogliphs and pictures at Mount …
hierogliphs and pictures at Mount…
The chicken mole with bohemia
The chicken mole with bohemia
chocolate mousse and trying out a …
chocolate mousse and trying out a…
eating the worm from the mezcal (t…
eating the worm from the mezcal (…
grasshoppers for sale at the market
grasshoppers for sale at the market
cooking course.. flowers of pumpik…
cooking course.. flowers of pumpi…
about to cook the mole
about to cook the mole
the town with the widest tree in t…
the town with the widest tree in …
must-do pic with cactus
must-do pic with cactus
petrified waterfalls in the mounta…
petrified waterfalls in the mount…
inifinty pool (al natuarale!)
inifinty pool (al natuarale!)
Oaxaca
photo by: tonygiglio