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Visiting Leandra

We used our third day for the transfer from Mexico City to Oaxaca de Juárez (wah-hah-kah) the capital of Oaxaca state. The six and a half hours drive became an eight hours trip as our first bus’ engine broke down, so we had to wait for another to pick us up :-D

Have you ever seen the giant redwood trees and thought trees can`t grow any bigger? Well, then you should come to Santa Maria del Tule nearby Oaxaca to see Árbol del Tule, a cypress with the biggest trunk of any tree in the world – it looks like a few trees grown together but in fact it is only one – huge and fascinating!
We visited the tree on our way to my colleague Karin`s daughter Leandra. She lives in a village about 3 kilometers away from the tree. Walking there we had the chance to get an impression of Mexicos countryside. People seemed to be interested in the two strangers – heads turned around when we walked down the streets. At some point we found Leandra and her stepmother on the street selling their homemade bread. Leandra was very friendly, it felt like we`ve been friends for years already. She took us to her farm, showed us the bakery with a large stone oven and she also gave us some ham bread to try – which was soooooo good, mmmmmh! :-)

- Bernd -

P.S. Best wishes to Karin and Roland, the package is delivered, Leandra was very happy!

Isabell in front of the Árbol del Tule (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)
Isabell in front of the Árbol del Tule (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)
Árbol del Tule (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)
Árbol del Tule (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)
Lamb they put on our tortillas (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)
Lamb they put on our tortillas (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)
On our way to Leandra (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)
On our way to Leandra (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)
On our way to Leandra (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)
On our way to Leandra (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)
Leandra (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)
Leandra (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)
At Leandra`s (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)
At Leandra`s (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)