Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Nov 2012: Obsidian objects and eating worms


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So after the Basilica visit, we crammed ourselves into the van and then took off to the pyramids. The city is vast, the mountain behind us was absolutely heaving with houses.  

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Not quite sure what this was all about, but its festooned with religious imagery

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We head outside and the mountains show up

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Hey, I know those!

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Cacti in the Obsidian factory

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The workers sitting and carving the good stuff

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The owner showed us the various types of obsidian

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And what they use to carve

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And how it will end up..

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The chap on the right isn't wearing a mask..brave..

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Some marvellous examples of the stuff they were making. But whilst I was very tempted, I didn't want to buy anything heavy. I knew I would have to climb the damn pyramids and I didn't want to burden it down any more. Plus there is no more space at home to show all this stuff anyway, lol. I am such a squirrel.

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And the bright Rhododendrons.

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A traditional loom, very brightly coloured blankets

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So here’s the agave plant

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the chap cut out one stem?

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with this spoon like implement   

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He asked us to peek inside and truly it was a cornucopia of honey for the bees..who were having so much fun.

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He held the business end of one leaf

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And showed how its in layers..and took out another identical one from inside, Mexican Russian dolls in agave :)

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And then you can break off the tip and it comes with its own thread..

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he wrote inside

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And its parchment paper as well. 

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And I was given a little cup of the good stuff

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Then we moved inside..and saw this little necklace being made.  photo 393-IMG_5634_zps94e888e6.jpg

One of the Romanian girls modelled it for us :) very nice.

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And then you have the famous tequila with the worm inside. I had these for dinner the other day on a bed of blue tortilla.


Here we go, they do look nice, eh? very nice and succulent. the ones inside the bottle were a bit more pale.

So this Brazilian chap with us decided to have a go at one..the expressions were priceless

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Another cacti

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There was a restaurant there as well, but I just grabbed a bag of nuts and we were off

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the chap waved us goodbye…he really wanted us to buy stuff, kept on saying that the stuff they will sell at the pyramids were crap and and and, but no, I am not buying anything that I have to tote up..

onwards and upwards to the pyramids, amigo..

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