A Condo Made o’ Stone-O

Just a few miles outside of the city of Oaxaca are two archaeological sites recommended as “don’t miss” side trips:  Both reported to be fine examples of pre-Columbian, Mesoamerican architecture, the ruins of the Zapotec city of Monte Alban and Mitla can all be seen in one full day.  However, since we were on a “whirlwind tour,” trying to make as much fit into my corporate-structured-two-week-time-off-for-good-behavior as possible, I didn’t have a full day to spare.  I had to make a choice between one or the other.  It was a tough decision, but I went with Monte Alban. Continue reading