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North America » Mexico » Oaxaca » Oaxaca November 20th 2009

Hola, We have landed in the land of Tequlia and Tacos. We have forgotten how hard it is not to speak the language however we are managing to get by with what we have learnt and with some sign language and pointing. Leanne even managed to purchase a memory card for her camera with the locals. First day in Mexico City was a public holiday, they were celebrating the revolution, hence there wasnt much open. But with Leannes great map skills we found our way around the city pretty easliy. That night we met the people from our tour and tour leader. There are 7 of us including Leanne and myself. Rick the tour leader, is from the South of Mexico and is in a rock goth band, which we looked up on myspace, not really ... read more

North America » Mexico » Oaxaca » Oaxaca November 18th 2009

We spent one and half glorious months in oaxaca. it was everything and so much more than we had even hoped or expected it to be. both of us agreed whole heartedly that it was one of our favorite destinations on the entire trip. not only did we fall in love with the city but we loved our spanish language school, the friends we made and our teachers, the food we ate, the house and neighborhood we lived in, the mercados we frequented, the ruins and many day trips we took and so so so so much more. my brother graham also came to travel with us for 6 weeks. he was with us for our last 3 weeks in oaxaca and we had an absolute blast. i am 100% positive this added to the fact ... read more
Oaxaca Aeropuerto
exiting the plane...hello oaxaca
first sights of oaxaca

North America » Mexico » Oaxaca » Oaxaca November 7th 2009

Dann werd ich meine 3h Aufenthalt in Chetumal mal sinnvoll nutzen und euch von meiner Reise berichten. Ich warte gerade auf meinen Bus nach Flores, Guatemala, d.h. mein Mexiko-Trip ist zu Ende . Mexiko ist ein wunderschoenes Land mit sehr offenen Menschen. Die Landschaft ist unglaublich und sehr verschieden in den einzelnen Staaten, aber davon mehr in den BIldern... Ich werde Mexiko in sehr guter Erinnerung behalten und es auf jeden Fall wieder besuchen. Es ist gerade 3Uhr nachts, also entschuldigt saemtliche orthografischen Fehler... Mein erster Stop in Mexiko fuehrte mich nach Oaxaca . Hier traf ich im Hostel eine Gruppe Studenten aus Tijuana, die hier eine Kurs zur Lithografie besuchten sowie einen Bekannten aus dem Hostel in Mexiko City. Da die Leute aus "TJ" nicht zum ersten Mal hier waren, konnten sie uns einen sehr ... read more
en la calle
Mariachis
la electricidad

North America » Mexico » Oaxaca » Oaxaca August 28th 2009

A map of where i've been that i´ll update as often as i can. I'll try to tag some photos too but i´m too tired to work that out now... ... read more

North America » Mexico » Oaxaca » Oaxaca » Monte Albon July 21st 2009

Is been an interesting few days in Oaxaca (pronounced o-wack-a). Firstly, the noise: the Guelaguetza has been getting into full flow, and this mostly means, from our hostel where we have been getting in pretty knackered by about 9pm each night to sleep at 10pm, we start to hear the fireworks going off from about 10.05. When i say fireworks, I'm talking serious explosions here, that sound as though your garden has just been blown up. I imagine this is a little like what it must feel like to be living in a city under siege, but without the fear. Then the car alarms start, then the bank alarms go off, then Gigi and family get back from their celebrations and talk loudly until they go to bed. Safe in our little cocoons (Mum and Dad, ... read more
Mezcal factory
Making weaving wool
Explaining the dyes

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North America » Mexico » Oaxaca » Oaxaca » Monte Albon July 21st 2009

Ok, this makes up for the piddly little space I left myself to explain two of the particular wonders of Oaxaca... Mitla was indeed another beautiful site, opposite another very religious symbol - a colonial church (no division there!) - with some exciting tombs underneath that I surprised myself by scrabbling around in. It was dark and damp but exciting, and you could clearly see the three main burial chambers and the marvellous stonework that had carried on below ground -very exciting to be nuder a pyramid! I also managed this time to get up the steep steps, a whole flight, so maybe this is some way forward to being less ruled by Vertigo. l'll keep practicing. There are some amazing wall designs, made by the actual building blocks; rather than be carved in later or ... read more
Mitla - Zapotec walls
Pools at Hierve al Agua
Me, near the edge...

North America » Mexico » Oaxaca » Oaxaca July 18th 2009

An old friend has asked me via facebook, having read my blogs, exactly what I´m doing here. Not a clue, is my answer, aside from seeing as much as possible before I die, which is what I recommend everyone does frankly. I know she´ll agree. After Angel at BandB Mexico was so down on Bamba ("Pfft! All high all the time! Left a couple here for three days before taking them to the bus station! Rubbish!"), we were rather worried they wouldn´t show, especially after the disatrous initial conversation where Jas seemed to spend about ten minutes spelling our names and email addresses to a man who spoke no English. At 9.15am on Friday morning, the time they said they would pick us up by, we were really getting rather worried. But, at 9.17am, a very ... read more
Guelaguetza parade
Cortes. Any resemblance?
Guelaguetza parade

North America » Mexico » Oaxaca » Oaxaca June 28th 2009

So, it was with a heavy heart that we spent our last day saying good bye to Mexico City. We all really loved it. There's so much to do there, we were tempted to extend our stay some more, but you could spend 6 months there and still have loads to do. Our last day was spent having a lazy morning (much needed after pyramid climbing!!) and then heading to the Mercado. This is the largest covered maket in latin America apparently and it is absolutely massive. We had heard there was great food stalls there and we weren't disappointed! Lots of amazing smells and fuit and veg stalls were there for us and we spent a few leisurely hours strolling through the rows and rows of stalls but didn't buy anything other than food. The ... read more

North America » Mexico » Oaxaca » Oaxaca June 26th 2009

Early morning arrival We arrived at 6am into Oaxaca on the overnight bus from San Cristobal de Las Casas. We were tired and dirty and after catching a cab to the hostel that we booked for the next evening, we found it closed up behind large iron gates. Even though it says 24 hour reception, we didn't want to wake the manager and get charged for an extra evening as part of our stay. Fortunately, the manager heard us talking and generously checked us into a clean well prepared room without an extra charge. We showered and passed out in bed for half the day before exploring the town that would be our home for the next week. Oaxaca is a lively, friendly place that has a true Mexican feel to it. We noticed that the ... read more
Zocalo
Traditional dancing
The street we stayed on

North America » Mexico » Oaxaca » Oaxaca June 23rd 2009

Oh, Oaxaca! There are no words. (i'm going to have to leave it that way)... read more
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