Published: February 9th 2008February 9th 2008
Quick note...Oaxaca has been a real pleasure . The zocolo is the busiest one ...and possibly the largest one...so far. The state band , marimba bands , indiginous musicians playing pipes and guitars along with pop and jazz musicins playing at the reestaurants around the zocolo made music a nearly constant thing.
As usual the churches architecture ranged from gothic to baroque to mexican baroque which is WAY out there in terms of ornate. I don-t undeerstand the need for all those churches other than to provide employment ...
Monte Alban a Zapotec ruin was impressive. Set in a very dry mountain area overlooking 3 valleys with a temple complex that had a 360 view it surely was where the king of the mountain resided as did the townspeople. It was a city where people lived not just had ceremonial events and a ruling class.
I liked it.
Hopefully I-ll be able to add photos at some point but tomorrow I-m setting out for a holiday at the beach north of Puerata Vallerta before heading further North. Travelling has been fun but it-s time for some R+R .
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