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San Lorenzo Albarradas

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  • Day273

    Monte Alban

    February 13, 2017 in Mexico

    We weren't originally planning on visiting this site, but when we saw it was founded before Teotihuacan and outlasted it by a century we figured it had to be something pretty special.

    We found a beautiful area to camp half an hour to the north of Oaxaca, and cruised down to Monte Alban early (for us!) in the morning. It's on much smaller scale than Teotihuacan, probably as it's built on a mountain top with tremendous 360 views over 3 valleys, but they have a lot crammed in. It's an incredible spot and apparently the earliest form of written language in meso-america and they had a solar calendar too. They had some really impressive engravings showing castrated and decapitated leaders of the tribes they had conquered, and even one of an Asian guy from before the time of Christ.

    After a couple of hours we headed back towards camp, but with a diversion to a glorious swimming pool complex to while away the afternoon (oh yea, and apparently exercising my back!). We also visited an arts centre in an old warehouse which had some very modern sculpture & some beautiful water features.
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  • Day274

    Frozen Waterfalls

    February 14, 2017 in Mexico

    We bypassed Oaxaca city and headed east, with an infuriating stop at a shopping complex where I managed the lose the parking ticket and we had to pay a whopping 7 dollars fine!

    We arrived at Hierve el Agua, which translates to 'boil the water' but were a little disappointed that the pools were cold! Still the view from where we camped, looking down onto the pools and cascades of mineral deposits was unbelievable. We spent a lazy afternoon exploring and soaking, then sunk a few beers as the sun set amongst the mountains.

    We even had a little camp fire perched on the cliff edge, cooked some amazing burgers and had a lovely night chatting with the young French couple in the van next door. This reminded us of American wilderness camping and its not something we've done a lot of since we left the Baja. What a blissful place.
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  • Day44

    Hierve el Agua

    February 19, 2017 in Mexico

    Von Oaxaca aus machten wir eine eintägige Tagestour mit vollem Programm. Zuerst ging es zu den alten Ruinen von Mitla. Diese waren zwar nicht so weitläufig wie die von Monte Albán, dafür aber viel detailverliebter.
    Danach ging es zu meinem persönlichen Highlight: Hierve el agua. Hierbei handelt es sich um natürliche Pools, die mit Salzwasser gefühlt sind und zum Baden einladen. Das Farbspiel ist unglaublich und auch die Berge im Hintergrund machen die Aussicht perfekt. Weiterhin kann man eine Salzkaskade in der Ferne ausmachen, die sich über Jahrtausende gebildet hat.
    Der nächste Punkt auf der Tagesordnung war ein Besuch bei einer Teppichfabrik. Dort lernten wir wie diese hergestellt werden; von der Wolle über den Webstuhl bis hin zum fertigen Teppich. Ich war kurz davor eines der handgemachten Exemplare zu kaufen, doch irgendwie konnte ich den Transport nicht realisieren (und ganz billig waren sie auch nicht). Beim nächsten Mal dann aber!
    Weiter ging es zu einer Mezcal-Fabrik in der wir wiederum lernten wie der für Oaxaca typische Schnaps hergestellt wird. Die Hauptzutat ist dabei, ebenso wie beim Tequila, die Agave. Am Ende der Führung gab es selbstverständlich eine Verkostung, bei der wir uns durch fünf verschiedene Schnäpse kosteten. Der älteste war dabei 80 Jahre alt!
    Den Abschluss der Tour machte der berühmte Arbol del Tule, ein riesiger Jahrhunderte alter Baum.
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  • Day196

    Trying to be Tourists

    February 14, 2016 in Mexico

    We still had a long list of things to see and do in and around Oaxaca, so opted to try one of the many bus tours offered in the area. We hit the road around 10 am and spent all day being driven around in a fully loaded van (a great way to spent Valentine's Day, right?). We got to see the Tule Tree (largest by mass in the world), learn all the steps to producing beautiful woven wool rugs with traditional Zapotec designs, sample multiple flavours of mezcal (the creamy ones similar to Bailey's are dangerously easy to drink), tour yet another archeological site at Mitla, and finally wander around the beautiful Hierve El Agua, where spring water bubbles up out of the rock, through multiple pools and eventually forms a petrified 'waterfall' of calcified rock.Read more

  • Day290

    Hierve el Agua, Oaxaca

    April 22, 2016 in Mexico

    Ein Naturschauspiel das seinesgleichen sucht. Die "vereisten Wasserfälle" wurden durch mineralhaltiges Wasser gebildet und scheinen surreal aus den Boden zu entspringen. Ein Bad in den kühlen Tümpeln oberhalb der Steinfälle säubert uns kurzfristig von den Strapazen der letzten Tage.

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