United Airlines’ flight out of Baton Rouge was canceled yesterday and thus my trip to Oaxaca was shortened a bit. But, I did take the time to repack and lighten my load somewhat. It was also a good time to dig out a 12 year old guide book to the ruins in the area around Oaxaca city and do a little reading. I have a bad habit of reading guide books after I get back from a trip, but yesterday’s forced delay left me with some unexpected free time.
So, I plotted a potential itinerary that takes in not only the major structures at Monte Alban and Mitla but also several other pre-Aztec sites as well as some craft villages and maybe a night over at one of the lessor ruin sites. My hope is to get some good night photography of the ruins and staying in a little guest house on the property might facilitate this. It also looks like the “petrified waterfalls” at Hierve el Agua, built up by millennia of mineral spring deposits, are more accessible than I thought. This is really going to be a photographic dream trip.
Oaxaca is also known for it’s food. It is sometimes referred to as the Land of the Seven Moles (as in sauces, not the semi-blind rodents that tear up people’s lawns). And I have every intention of trying all seven. That’s all for today. I will be posting lots of shots over the next week. Adios.