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Honeymoon: Fun facts + roadside eateries

January 2, 2014
Driving from Mexico City to Oaxaca

Start from the beginning of our Mexico trip.

Our final Mexico post: a few fun facts from our trip + a few photos we haven't yet published.

Fun facts

Days without rain: 1
Weirdest food: sal de gusano (powdered worm)
Number of passengers in a taxi: 5 + driver (with no seat belts for anyone)
Weirdest language discovery: A lime is a limón and a lemon is a lima, go figure
Favorite fruit: ataúlfo mangos
Favorite vegetable: miltomates
Favorite museum: Museo Frida Kahlo
Worst museum: Museo Casa de Leon Trotsky
Favorite ruins: Monte Alban
Books read: Purple HibiscusCorelli's Mandolin, Seating Arrangements, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Steph's favorite mole: verde (the only one that isn't spicy)
Ben's favorite mole: amarillo or negro
Number of tortillas served: too many to count


The drive from Mexico City to Oaxaca is about six hours long and I've never been able to read in cars/buses, which left me plenty of time to stare out the window and watch the passing scenery. Most of the land between these two large cities is sparsely inhabited, but even so, drivers need to eat, and every so often we would pass a roadside eatery. I was intrigued by these restaurants seemingly in the middle of nowhere and took pictures when I could. Here's a collection of photos of the eateries we passed on the drive.

- Steph

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