Here's another post from my Mexico trip for you, as I recuperate from the Mexican walking pneumonia that came after the Mexican cold. I'm sure eating fried grasshoppers in Oaxaca had nothing to do with this!
So I had some very yummy Oaxaquena soup at this restaurant, with Oaxacan cheese, pumpkin, spices and I don't know what else, but I wish I had some now!!! However, I decided not to sample of the oh-so-delicious insect dishes...
Like ant eggs, maguey worms, grasshoppers with nachos and guacamole, or grasshoppers with cheese. The aphrodisiac dish included a bit of all the insects on the menu! I also skipped the tortilla with FAT, beans and cheese. But it was probably tastier than the English translation made it sound.
One day, we stopped in the town of Santa Maria del Tule in order to see this amazing tree...
The Árbol del Tule is reportedly 2,000 years old and is a Montezuma cypress. We thought it was fabulous!
We figured it would take maybe 30 people to give this tree a hug! The villagers are very proud of their beautiful old tree.
And nearby we have..
The Baby Jesus Inn, complete with streetfront bar and itchy poodle.
Back in Oaxaca itself, we checked out the Church of Santo Domingo de Guzman, which was typically ornate...
I like the over-the-top ornateness you find in many of Mexico's fancier churches, but I also like some of the plainer, simpler ones. I'm not religious now, but I was brought up Catholic and I still love the atmosphere in these old houses of worship.
Gordon enjoying the view.
The old monastery attached to the church is a museum which holds the artefact from Tomb 7 at Monté Alban that I mentioned in my last Mexico post. The building is quite beautiful.
He has a large collection of chicken t-shirts that I bought him on Etsy!
Then back to our lovely hotel, Hostal Los Pilares, always filled with flowers...
..and a very cute gothic bar!