04 octobre 2010

Zaachila, tapetes and enjoying Oaxaca

  Today is a public holiday and the market day in Zaachila, usually on Thursdays is smaller than the norm. The space in front of the market is reserved for the parade to again celebrate the 200th anniversary of the independence of Mexico. Orchestras, school children in formal costumes, etc. walk under the eyes of proud relatives. But we didn’t come here for that. We came for the ambience, to see what market days are like. On a bench we relax, watch tids and bits of life in the market stalls. There are many indigenous women... [Lire la suite]
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02 octobre 2010

Villages in the central valley

Today we are going to the countryside and discover the eastern region of Oaxaca. The white mini-van we have reserved yesterday takes us (with a handful of other Mexican tourists) to Tule where one can see the biggest tree in the world, 2011 years old. We are usually not very fond of this kind of things but still we are amazed by the size and shape of the trunk, more than 16 meters in diameter. The tree is a beautiful cypress with majestic branches. This phenomenon is really strange, why this tree and not another? What made it grow... [Lire la suite]
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