Published: March 18th 2012March 18th 2012
A view of the mountains from the window of my room.
I arrived safely in Oaxaca Wednesday night. I have a great room at La Posada de Los Angeles with two large beds, a bathroom and cooking facilities. I spent Thursday getting everthing arranged in my room, which I hope to occupy for the next 2 1/2 months. (It seems that there was a mixup at check-in and I got a super-sized room. So far no one has asked me to move). I also went to El Instituto Cultural Oaxaca to discuss what classes I would take and the possibility of traveling to the coast to visit the towns with the Afro-Meztizos who are the descendants of the African slaves who were influenced by the spanish/indian culture.I also discussed visiting a traditional medicine clinic. On Friday I went to the bank to withdraw pesos to pay my first installment on my tuition. When I went to the school there were having a celebration called "Las Aguas". As I understand from one of the school staff this celebrates the Bible story of when Jesus met the woman at the well and she gave him water. The school provided three flavored water, La Chata, La Jaimica and a water with squash, that I liked
My big room with the two double beds.
the best. In a separate part of the school garden there were a lot of Government dignitaries and other important people gathered to celebrate this feast also. The people of Oaxaca always take the opportunity to celebrate. After leaving the school I went to the Friday Llano Park Market. I brought lots of fruits and vegetables which was a real trial to walk home with...since I am now totally on foot. I was exhausted when I arrived at the Posada. On satuday I worked on the computer and I found this travel blog site and decided to use it. Let me know how it works. In the afternoon I went to PITICO, which is a small chain grocery store and shopped for some grocery needs. Another afternoon to walk home with many sacks...estuve muy cansada!! On Sunday morning (this morning) I arose to go to mass. When I went outside much to my surprise there were about 10 motorcycles parked in the garden of the posada. It turns out there are lots of motorcyclists staying in the same posada as I am!! After I returned from mass and when they had returned from riding I asked to take pictures. I
Mi bano privado
My private bathroom. I love it!
will include one or two of them. I am now inside for the day. I am going to cook and to get ready for school tomorrow. I am trying to include everything in today's post because after school starts I will be very busy and very tired. I hope you enjoy it all.
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