Thursday, August 2, 2012

Cactus and Weaving

Before we went to the pyramids on Saturday, our tour guide took us to a little place to learn about cactus´(and try to sell us things of course).

Elena and I got to go in our own special little group because every else spoke Spanish and we wanted an English guide. We learned about welding silver and all of the things you can get from a cactus plant. Did you know they have to kill it first before it makes the stuff that is then used to make tequila, mezcal, or pulque? You can also get pieces of paper out of the layers of cactus, as well as a sharp spike used for writing and thread used to make clothes.

We got to try some fresh pulque and tequila, then try out hand at weaving.

Conclusion: my feet were way too small to work that machine.

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