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Day 26 – Monte Alban and Oaxaca (Oaxaca, Mexico)

29 Oct

Today we went to see Monte Alban, one of the best-known pre-Columbian Zapotec archeological sites, just few miles out of Oaxaca city.  Jose, a very knowledgeable guide, provided us a wealth of interesting information during the two-and-a-half-hour tour.

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Monte Alban in Oaxaca

For lunch, we tasted some crunchy Chapulines (fried small grasshoppers) and then went for a stroll around Zocalo, the main plaza.  The city was getting ready for the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations: people were building sand sculptures of the dead; shop windows were full of decorated skulls; and kids were marching down the streets in Halloween-like costumes, led by noisy brass bands.

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Dia de los Muertos Street Parade in Oaxaca

In the evening, we had a friendly chat with a few Americans who were staying in the same La Casa de Mis Recuerdos hotel.  A lovely lady (professional photographer) set up a quick photo shoot session of us with the motorbikes.  We will post the pictures as soon as we get them.

Routes taken: None

Miles ridden: None

 
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