SUNDAY, July 31
Toured the Zapotec ruins at Monte Alban.
The next day, Monday, we went to Guelaguetza. It’s a celebration of indigenous cultural life. It takes place in a huge amphitheater on a hill overlooking Oaxaca. I don’t have many photos as I was concentrating on video – which takes way too long to upload.
On Tuesday we went back to Oaxaca. We visited the cathedral and the attached monastery – now a museum. We took a guided tour of the ethnobotanic garden behind the museum. We made a fruitless search for a spare battery for the camera, and finished with a tour of the textile museum.
If it’s Wednesday it must be Mitla. The town is south of Oaxaca and is famous for it’s wool carpets. It also has a Zapotec archaeological site.