Waving goodbye to Pozole for now I'm sure it won't be long again till I'm reunited with my beloved soup. ? ? Now, onto new cities, countries, continents even. ? ? Today I'm on a plane headed over the Atlantic off to indulge in new & different comfort foods. So, goodbye for now Pozole (and Mexico) ? ?
The Xochimilco Aqueduct was built from 1727-1751 and was designed to bring fresh drinking water from the hillsides of Cerro de San Felipe into downtown Oaxaca. ? ? It's no longer used (it was replaced in 1940 with a more modern solution) but you can follow its trail and spy houses, restaurants & shops tucked away underneath. ? ?
The archeological ruins of Mitla are not far outside the city of Oaxaca, and a fascinating site to visit. ? ? Mitla means place of the underworld.? ? This was the most important site of the Zapotec culture and expresses the Mesoamerican belief that death was the most consequential part of life after birth.? ?
Every time I visit Oaxaca I learn something new. This trip, was a Mezcal discovery trip for me. ? ? I'd tried a lot of espadin mezcals before, but never those made from various varieties of wild agave. ? ? Everyone has different tastes & preferences, but for me, the wild agave mezcals blew me away and are by far my favourites. ? ? Here's a wild agave plant in the hillsides outside the town of Mitla in the state of Oaxaca. ? ?