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Monte Alban video
01/25/2010, Oaxaca, Oaxaca State, Mexico


This is a short video of our visit to Monte Alban

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Monte Alban
01/24/2010, Oaxaca, Oaxaca State, Mexico

Francois and Antoine admire the ancient city of Monte Alban, near Oaxaca. Monte Alban was built in the 5th century B.C. by the Zapotec indians, flourished for about a thousand years, and was finally abandoned in the 7th century AD, probably because of lack of water.



The early Zapotecs had no writing system at the time but left beautiful stone carvings.







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If it ain't baroque, don't fix it
01/24/2010, Oaxaca, Oaxaca State, Mexico

The incredibly beautiful interior of the 16th century baroque church, Santo Domingo, in Oaxaca City. Construction began in 1572, not long after the Spanish conquistadors arrived in Mexico.

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Oaxacan pickup truck & taxi
01/24/2010

On the road between Oaxaca and the Pacific coast, a donkey powered pickup truck and the ubiquitous three wheeled Mexican taxi.

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Chapulines
01/23/2010, Oaxaca, Oaxaca State, Mexico

Chapulines (cha-poo-LEE-ness) are a Oaxaca specialty. Fried grasshoppers. I'm not kidding. Here they are on a restaurant menu.

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Zapotec temple at Mitla
01/23/2010, Oaxaca

Pascale and Francois climb the beautiful 7th century Zapotec temple at Mitla, near Oaxaca.

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Oaxaca
01/22/2010, Oaxaca, Oaxaca State, Mexico

We drove a couple hundred miles south to the historic city of Oaxaca. This ancient city has pre-Columbian history and architecture dating back to 600 A.D. We toured the grounds of Monte Alban, a 7th century mountaintop city, and the nearby village of Mitla, where the Zapotec temple ruins are in such good condition they look brand new. The photo of us here is at Mitla with its exquisitely well preserved stone walls.

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Popocatépetl
01/20/2010, near Puebla, Puebla Mexico

Along the road to Puebla, we have magnificent views of snow capped volcanoes, including this one, Popocatépetl.

Popocatépetl is an active volcano and, at 5,426 m (17,800 ft), the second highest peak in Mexico after the Pico de Orizaba (5,636 m/18,490 ft). Popocatépetl is linked to the Iztaccíhuatl volcano to the north by the high saddle known as the Paso de Cortés, and lies in the eastern half of the Trans-Mexican volcanic belt.



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01/20/2010 | Jolea
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