Today’s Thursday Travel Flakes will dive a little deeper in the beautiful place where I’m based right now: Oaxaca, Mexico. Before I settled into an Airbnb here, I was in a small hotel with my parents who came down to visit and explore the area. I have visited Oaxaca before so I was more than happy to show them around.
I took them to many different markets around the city and region of Oaxaca. We went to food markets, textile markets, city markets, weekly markets, artisan markets...it was endless. We spent part of a day walking through Teotitlan del Valle, a town known for its textile production and the famous Oaxaca wool rugs. All of the rugs were handmade and can take months to make depending on their size. Their designs are truly incredible.
Later that day, we walked into a mezcal distillery and received a free private tour explaining the different types of mezcal and the process which goes into making them. Mezcal and tequila from the same plants but the fermentation process is different. Plants are fermented in a stone oven to make tequila. Meanwhile in order to make mezcal, the plants have to be buried underground for a certain period time while it ferments, which is how it gets the smoky flavor.
One of the most popular things to do in Oaxaca is visiting Hierve El Agua (see pic above), which is a series of petrified waterfalls overlooking a beautiful valley. These waterfalls are actually slowly built up from the mineral deposits (calcium, lime, etc.) formed over many years to create these amazing natural sight. In fact, Hierve El Agua is one of only two petrified waterfalls in the world (the other is Pamukkale located in Turkey).
Some other popular attractions in Oaxaca include archaeological ruins like Monte Alban (one of the oldest cities in Mesoamerica dating back to 500 B.C.), Mitla (known for its unique architecture which has held strong over the years after multiple earthquakes) and Tule (supposedly one of the widest trees in the world). It’s definitely worth spending at least 5-6 days exploring this beautiful part of Mexico. I highly recommend it! Anyways...onto Flakes.
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Last But Not Least
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WATCH: Meet LiLou the therapy pig, part of San Francisco airport's 'Wag Brigade' – a program that brings therapy animals to the airport to cheer passengers up and help ease travel anxieties pic.twitter.com/z0y4EIhAcQ— Reuters (@Reuters) November 18, 2019
What’s all the quack about?
The ducks in this small French enclosure may carry on quacking, a French court ruled, rejecting a neighbor’s complaint that the birds’ racket was making life miserable https://t.co/uUTtGNy6N5 pic.twitter.com/u43ayhkRMN— Reuters (@Reuters) November 20, 2019
Well that’s one way to advertise a zoo.
Bus to advertise a zoo in Copenhagen, Denmark. The snake looked so realistic that some commuters refused to board the bus pic.twitter.com/Vod5mZUpHG— 41 Strange (@41Strange) November 18, 2019
This lady has quite the story (NSFW)
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“My mom threw me out of the house at seventeen for getting pregnant, then had me arrested when I tried to get my clothes. Then she fucked the head of parole to try to keep me in jail. She was some prime pussy back then. But the warden did some tests on me and found out I was smart, so I got a scholarship to go anywhere in New York. I chose the Fashion Institute of Technology, which I hated. But by that time I was already getting work making costumes for the strippers and porn stars in Times Square. All my friends were gay people, because they never judged me. All I did was gay bars: drag queen contests, Crisco Disco, I loved the whole scene. And I couldn’t get enough of the costumes. My friend Paris used to sit at the bar and sell stolen clothes from Bergdorf and Lord and Taylors, back before they had sensor tags. So I had the best wardrobe: mink coats, 5 inch heels, stockings with seams up the back. I looked like a drag queen, honey. One night a Hasidic rabbi tried to pick me up because he thought I was a tranny. I had to tell him: ‘Baby, this is real fish!”
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“My stripper name was Tanqueray. Back in the seventies I was the only black girl making white girl money. I danced in so many mob clubs that I learned Italian. Black girls weren’t even allowed in some of these places. Nothing but guidos with their pinky rings and the one long fingernail they used for cocaine. I even did a full twenty minutes in the place they filmed Saturday Night Fever. But I made my real money on the road. Three grand on some trips. Every time Fort Dix had their pay day, they’d bring me in as a feature and call me ‘Ms. Black Universe’ or some shit like that. I had this magic trick where I’d put baby bottle tops on my nipples and squirt real milk, then I’d pull a cherry out of my G-string and feed it to the guy in the front row. But I never used dildos on stage or any shit like that. Never fucked the booking agents. Never fucked the clients. In fact, one night after a show, I caught another dancer sneaking off to the Tate Hotel with our biggest tipper. Not allowed. So the next night we put a little itching powder in her G-string. Boy did she put on a show that night. Didn’t see her again until ‘The Longest Yard’ with Burt Reynolds. So I guess she finally fucked the right one.”