Hi all, just thought i would check in. Oaxaca is a wonderful place. hot with lots of bugs but beautiful scenery and people. one major set back is that I cannot use a tripod at any historic place such as Monte Alban and Mitla which makes using my Hasselblad and APX 25 next to impossible. So my XPAN is getting a workout. I am applying for the permit but was told it will take a minimum of 15 days to process, in Mexico City. Patience. Anyway, hope you all are well. More later. Adios, david b ps....those of you coming to santa fe for photo arts, please contact me as I am hosting a BBQ at my new home near the plaza.