Monday, June 18, 2012

Celebrating our one-year anniversary at Burger King in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico.... How romantic!

We were unable to find a wifi connection elsewhere in the city, hence our unglamorous location. 

Demonstrating the general hospitality and helpfulness typical of those we have encountered on our trip so far,  a 60-something couple offered us a ride to their hometown (which happened to be our next destination), a home-cooked meal, and a place to spend the night.  No, we didn't hitchhike: we're not that crazy;-)   We were just in the right place (if a sad one...) at the right time.

We attended a traditional Zapotec all-weekend mourning ceremony for a family friend in Juchitan, Oaxaca, and struck up a conversation with one of the deceased's brothers and his wife, which brought us to our current location.

The emotions of the weekend are somewhat soothed by the fresh, pine-scented mountain air, brilliant greenery, and the sighting of a jaguar by the side of the road!  Walking around downtown, we hear more indigenous Maya languages than Spanish, admire the jewelry vendors' amber and jade wares, and observe a relatively thriving tourism industry, with Chiapas still welcoming plentiful Canadian and European tourists. 

More photos and observations coming soon!

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