After a lovely dinner in Oaxaca where we nibbled on spicy chapulines (grasshoppers) and other beautifully presented Oaxacan dishes and washed them down with locally brewed beer, we made a team decision to depart for Tuxtla at 9am.
We woke up in the morning and took our time getting ready and I sent a message to our friend Luciano inviting him to breakfast. He said he had to do a surgery and asked if we were aware of protesters closing the entrances to the city. We are no strangers to these protests and decided to GTFO! Hired a cab to help us traverse the city on the way to Tuxtla and drove past the university where the teachers were assembling for the protest. Once outside of the city, we pulled over for a little breakfast.
Then placed in this grinder that Oscar the horse mashes with this stone grinder.
After our disco tour of his mezcal distillery, we headed to Tuxtla with Conrad and Dave leading the way in EPV. A long, curvy drive up the mountains and down into a valley. The protesters did have their way with our progress at a toll booth, where we stopped on the side of the freeway for about 30 mins.