Monday, 20 December 2010

Mexico: From Monte Alban ruins to Oaxaca, Rolando Villazon visits homeland

I was born in Mexico in 1972 and grew up in the suburbs of Mexico City. But during my childhood my family didn’t travel around the country much – we’d just go to the beaches of Acapulco a few hours’ drive away or we went to the States. Throughout those early years I was dying to see more of my home country.

It wasn’t until I met my future wife that I got my wish. Lucia was 15 and I was 16 when our paths first crossed. We have now been married for 13 years. Our first big tour was of the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico, crammed into a VW Kombi van with half-a-dozen tourists from France, Australia and other places.

Mexico is a great country, and there are some fascinating things to see and do. Even though it has had some bad Press recently because of the drugs problems, it’s perfectly safe in the tourist areas. Read more >>

Or why not check out our exciting new tours to Oaxaca - including a 10-day cultural tour (Treasures of Oaxaca) taking in all of the places featured in this article and many more besides Or maybe you woulr prefer to go hiking in the Sierra Norte mountains (Zapotecan Village Trek - 8 days); these stunning mountains are considered one of the world's most biodiverse regions, and one of the world's oldest eco-systems to boot, at a grand old age of more than 20 millions years of age... See more here.

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