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Our third stop in Etla San Augustin was a paper factory. It was really neat to watch the men making it. They had the technique down, it was a smooth movement. I was really impressed with the consistency. I wish I could've figured out how to do a workshop or something while we were here, but alas, we were only observers.

Right besides the building that housed the photography exhibit is an old textile factory that has so much potential and is referred to as the Cultural Center but it seems to contain very little culture. It really could be something amazing! Nevertheless, my daughters had the best time playing hide and seek and tag and variations of those two games. In the upstairs level, there was an exercise class. And the windows had these amazing cut outs pasted to them. It was gorgeous!

We went on a little adventure to Etla San Augustin with our friends, Valerie and Clay. The 7 of us squashed into a collectivo taxi and traveled out of Oaxaca. Our first stop was this recently opened exhibit that displayed photographs taken from an airplane of locations in Oaxaca State. I loved seeing the burst of trees that are the Zocálo and Monte Albán from above looked pretty incredible! This photos were taken with a camera that weighs 7kg! I would love to own one of the prints, but unfortunately it didn't seem that there were any for sale. 

Today, we went to the market in Etla. Wednesdays are the market days there. I met a woman at church named Valerie and she's spent a lot of time here in Oaxaca. She invited us to go to this market and we jumped at the chance. We met her and her husband, Clay at the bus station and found out that the buses to Etla are no longer available because the company went out of business. So instead we caught a collectivo which is just a taxi crammed full of people. So all 7 of us were jammed into one taxi! Fortunately it wasn't a long drive really. The market was very big and very busy and packed full of so many things and people. We didn't really buy much besides juice, tamales, oranges, and some little baskets, but I did really enjoy seeing all the sights and observing what Valerie bought! We were so grateful to go on this outing with people who knew what they were doing!