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  • Day15

    Taos Pueblo

    November 2, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 7 °C

    Super long day. We left Roswell around 8am and drove north across super empty landscapes. Very flat and boring, not quite desert but not agricultural land either. I suppose there are hidden cattle ranches off in the distance somewhere, but nothing really to see.

    After six hours we finally arrived at Taos Pueblo, the oldest continuously occupied settlement in North America. It actually pre-dates Columbus by several hundred years! Lots of adobe buildings, constructed into apartments which was quite interesting. A big church too, though the tour guide we had said their Catholicism was really just "interpreting" their traditional tribal religion. So tomorrow's "feast of St Anthony" or whatever was actually just their harvest festival, they just renamed it that to please the Spanish.

    Got our video done, then drove the couple of hours back to Santa Fe where we got takeaway Chinese and collapsed into bed. At least we don't have much to do tomorrow!
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