My third visit to Mexico City and the third visit to Christine, Stephan and Laura
This time we wanted to go to Oaxaca which is the capital city of the state of Oaxaca east of Mexico City. I have - not completely in chronological sequence- compiled some pictures about some locations and topics
- Ride to Oaxaca and back
- Hierve el Agua
- Pyramids of Monte Albán
- Barro Negro - Black clay pottery in San Bartolo Coyotepec
- Arbol del Tule - the big tree of Tule
- World Trade Center in Mexico City
- The flight
- other things to mention
April is the hottest month of the year. And I could feel it. But the climate is easy to live with due to the elevation. The sun is quite hot during the day but it gets cooler quite quickly in the evening.
This is an overview of the locations visited.
Ride to Oaxaca and back
We have to go to a garage. Some fluid is dripping off the engine compartment. Turned out to be no issue.
In the distance (but due to the dust in the air not visible on photographs) we could see smoking Popocatépetl and we also passed the highest mountain of Mexico volcano Orizaba (Citlaltépetl). The picture shows Iztaccíhuatl
We are passing quite different sceneries including a cactus forrest
A nice vivid mexican city.
On the very first day we see a colorful procession
The Zocalo, the central square is quite busy.
Tom and Laura at the end of a beautiful day
The church is quite impressive. It is combined with a historical museum and a cactus garden
The square in front of the church
There is a mass being celebrated inside the church
The inner courtyard of the museum
View into the cactus garden
It is a holiday and streets are filled with people walking around
Colorful wooden creatures offered at the art market
Hierve el Agua
Boiling water - does not boil at all but is still a very impressive wonder of nature. Somewhere in the mountains a source of limy and sulfurous water fills nature made pools where you can have a bath in and simultaneously have a breathtaking view.
Stephan Laura in the pool
A group of believers (we were not able to identify the religion) performs christenings
Pyramids of Monte Albán
Stefan, Laura and Tom walking around
Christine, Stephan and Laura coming down a pyramid
TV recordings of a violonist who performs "My Way" (Frank Sinatra) with the pyramids in the background
Mountains in the background
Tom, Christina and Laura have a break
San Bartolo Coyotepec is known for black polished pottery.
Laura tries her own pottery
Arbol del Tule
A bald cypress with such a giant trunk that I can't get it onto a picture
World Trade Center Mexico City
I want to have a view from above onto Mexico City. So we go to the world trade center which has a revolving restaurant on top
Christine within the restaurant
The flight goes from Berlin (TXL) via Frankfurt (FRA) to Mexico City (MEX) and back. This is probably the last flight from/to Berlin Tegel (TXL) for me. The airport will get closed in early June 2012.
Frankfurt: Airbus A380 versus Boeing 747
Wind power plant off shore of the UK
Approaching Berlin I can see the new Berlin Airport BER in Schönefeld
Other things to mention
The hotel in Oaxaca was quite nice and they had a pool. The were quite a lot of mexican families staying there
We had breakfast in a little restaurant some blocks down the street. Some papagein there were quite noisy
A garden fence made of cactus
The three live in a apparment complex with a nice garden
Grashoppers with chili at the market in Oaxaca. We had to try it.
Blooming cactus at the pyramid complex of Monte Albán
A van is being protected by Mother Mary
The area around Oaxaca is known for agave hard liquor which is called Mezcal instead of Tequila. The raw material are the hearts of agaves. Here we found a heap of it