Hola Amigos! This is Charlie here. I went to Mitla in Mexico a couple weeks ago. I liked it a lot because you could go inside tombs and a pyramid. The tombs were kind of stinky because they kept people who died here. The pyramid was empty inside and there was some details that looked like some patterns on the outside. I really liked that they were so in order. It reminded me of some designs I saw at Monte Alban. But Mitla had many more patterns on the sides.
There was a church at Mitla next to the ruins that the Spanish built. They came and tried to tear down the buildings the Indians made which is why they are ruins now. I don’t know why they did that.
All the ruins were so cool I saw in Mexico.
Here are all the ruins I saw in Oaxaca, Mexico:
I think my favorite was Mitla because you could really explore the inside of the tombs. We also went to a great restaurant after we saw Mitla with a trampoline and a playground outisde for kids.
We also went to the beach when we were in Oaxaca. We drove six hours in the car and it was long and windy. We stopped halfway in the mountains in a town called San Jose del Pacifico and stayed at a little cabin in the woods. We had a beautiful view of the mountains and then we went to dinner at a little restaurant that was very cold. We were told that some of the people that live here are magical people called shamans.
When we got to the beach it was great to see the ocean again. We stayed at a cabana right on the sand in San Agostonillo and we caught waves with our bodies. The water was so warm and the sand was hot.
We visisted a turtle sanctuary in the next town over called Mazunte and got to see little tiny babies. They were very cute! They can fit in the palm of your hand. We also saw big turtles and an iguana.
We went on a whale watching boat ride but didn’t see whales. We did see ALOT of dolphins and some sea turtles. My Dad caught a fish but we gave it to the captains of the boat. We went snorkeling in the deep ocean and saw the dolphins underwater! Jake didn’t snorkel because he thought there were sharks. I really want to try scuba diving one day. Maybe in South Africa I will scuba dive with the great whites in a cage! Just kidding! I don’t think I would do that because probably kids can’t do that. Maybe my Mom and Dad will. But probably not.
We also went to a bigger beach town called Puerto Escondido. We spent a lot of time bodysurfing and boogie boarding. The waves were really big so it wasn’t a great time to surf for kids. The currents were very strong but I was brave so I went out in the waves.
I am going to explore more in my life because I want to be an archaeologist when I grow up.
I really want to see the Mayan ruins of Mexico one day. The ones I saw in Oaxaca are from the Zapotec and Mixteca Indians.
We said goodbye to Oaxaca and my school there. I met some great friends here and got to spend time with my Grammy and see my Grandpa too. I loved Oaxaca and can’t wait to see more of the world!
Right now I am in Costa Rica as I write this. In Costa Rica, there is more nature than in Oaxaca City. We were in Arenal, Costa Rica. There is a giant volcano that erupted 9 years ago! It might still erupt! Hopefully, not when we’re here! I don’t want the volcano to erupt even when we aren’t here because I don’t want the other people to die.
I wonder if there are more ruins in Costa Rica? We went zip lining and I went all by myself. And I turned 7 at the hot springs! I celebrated my birthday here with my family. It was so fun, I made some friends and got to eat cake. We will be posting more photos about Costa Rica soon!
But for now, I will see you later or Hasta Luego, Amigos! I am going to explore more about Costa Rica.
Pura Vida, Adios Amigos!