Archive for February 21st, 2007

El Tule - The Biggest Tree

While in Oaxaca we paid a visit to what was once thought to have been the largest bio-mass in existence.  The tree stands next to (actually, dwarfs) a church in the small town of El Tule.
 

Statistically speaking, the tree is between 3000 and 2000 years old, 42 meters high, 58 meters around and requires a […]

Zaachila and Lord Nine Flowers

While in Oaxaca we visited the village of Zaachila, a village with a mixed Aztec and Mixtec population.  On the day we visited, the weekly market was on. 

The morning before we left for the village, we were lucky to meet a couple from Illinois (Sarah and Ben), who we visited the village with.    The trip […]