Oaxaca, Mexico

January 2008

On Robert's 50th birthday (12 Jan) we were off to explore the state of Oaxaca, Mexico on a tour led by Mark Pretti.  A trip summary (from Mark) is available here; following are some of our photographs from the trip.  Click the map at left for a larger version.  Enjoy!

Oaxaca City | Mercado de Abastos | Teotitlan del Valle | Monte Alban / Rancho Aurora / Sierra Miahuatlan | Cerro Largo / Puerto Escondido | Flora and Fauna

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Oaxaca City

Hotel Azucenas courtyard

Hotel Azucenas courtyard

Liza in the window

Early breakfast on the terrace

Interesting rain spouts

Water tanks on the roofs
are a common sight

View of the street from the
hotel terrace

Basilica de la Soledad (left)

View from hotel terrace

Pan dulce vendor in the early
morning

Basilica de la Soledad

Basilica de la Soledad

Church across from la
Soledad

Santo Domingo Cathedral

Carmelita (who lives next to the
hotel) preparing our dinner

Robert updating the trip bird list
with some fine beer (Noche Buena,
Indio) and a small "no-name" mezcal
(the little gas can) to guide him

Fresh corn tortillas in the making!

Plate, please!

Yummy open taco
(fresh corn tortilla, black beans,
salsa with nopalitos,
cheese)
Oaxaca City | Mercado de Abastos | Teotitlan del Valle | Monte Alban / Rancho Aurora / Sierra Miahuatlan | Cerro Largo / Puerto Escondido | Flora and Fauna

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