After a long flight we arrived in Oacaxa via Mexico City. We directly explored the city and surroundings.
Oaxaca was a pleasant surprise. We thought that city wouldn't have much to offer.
It was dry. Very dry. And so it began in the mountains here and there to burn. When we visited the very historic site of Monte Alba, one of the fires was coming right at us. Therefore the area was evacuated and we had to leave the area. With the fairly large number of people no easy task. But we were lucky and catched a quick ride on a pickup truck.
Mexico is a strictly Catholic country. So it was no surprise that there are so many churches across the country.
There are many old, historic buildings in Oaxaca.
No matter where you look, you can always find something beautiful.
The church of Santo Domingo de Guzman in Oaxaca.
Even though we Germans always think that we are green and ecological. Other countries are very active in this area as well.
The fair attracted great interest. No wonder with so many days of sunshine a year.
It was all there, from electricity generation to heating water.
But then we were tiered of cities and we went down to the coast. More specifically to Puerto Escondido.
Actually, Puerto Escondido is known as a tourist-area. But it was not so bad. Now, in the off season, it wasn't too crowded.
We lived in a hotel in a good neighbourhood. Overall, however, there were very little "wild" animals.
The beach was awesome. And as I said, surprisingly few people about.
The beach next to Puerto Escondido is considerably smaller, but less busy. It is situated in a small bay which is well within walking distance from Puerto Escondido.
Of course I had to take a picture of a kitschy sunset.
One of my favourite lagoons on the trip through Mexico. The Laguna de Chacahua is slightly off. So one must go there with a small mini-ferry. Nothing spectacular. But it is enough that no cars existis and there are only a few backpackers. Thus, the bamboo huts were very basic.
Consequently, there were no "normal" tourists. There were almost exclusively local surfers.
The surf was certainly not up for a world record.
There were few bamboo huts. Quite basic but they even had electricity.
The young surfers had fun too. Somehow it seems that they were born on boards.
Just around the bend there was a pelican colony.
And this was our bamboo hut. We had everything we needed A bed and a mosquito net. And on top of it as a luxury, there was light.
Acapulco. Honestly: Let's get out of here. The city has really nothing for me to offer.
They are really mad. The Cliff Divers only climb up the rocks to a small shrine. And then it's off to the bottom.
Typical picture of the landscape. Taken on the way back from the Pacific to Mexico City.
Taxco. A great city. And not just because of the cathedral.
Plaza before the cathedral.
Street in Taxco
The hilly landscape provides a good views of the city.
Surely I had to take a night shot of the cathedral.
Taxco at night.
The parliament in Mexico City.
And right next to the Parliament is the old cathedral.
Unfortunately there are not as many bugs as one might think.
A house facade with a lot of mosaics and tiles.
The landmark of Mexico City, the Torre Latino Americana. Impressive, how it survived the earthquake.
The Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts) is directly next to the Torre Latino Americana. It is definitely worth a visit.
Just outside the city you can discover many historical and marvels at Teotihuacan.
Detailed section of the pyramid.
You can found cactus like this all over Mexico.
Right at the edge of Mexico City is piled on the Popocatepetl. An explosive locatio for a volcano ....
Puebla, a great city.
The city offers many, many great and colourful facades.
Not only the facade, the balconies are made with love as well.
And even more houses with beautiful facades.
And even more facades.
And another facade.
A church may not to be missed in Puebla.
And another church.
And off we went to next town.
A rarity in Mexico: A cactus :-)
What a cliff at the end of the city.
Zocalo, seen from Torre Latino Americana
Palace of Fine Arts as seen from above.
Mexico City by Night
A quick detour to the Paseo del Areforma
After Castillo de Chapultepec your time was up and we had to go back to Germany. Far to early.