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... possible to answer his questions (or not). It became clear he was looking for anything he could to catch me on, but then his English-speaking colleague came over to assist. He asked where I was going, and I told him I was headed to Brazil for the World Cup (Copa Mondial). He started laughing and said he hoped I was rooting for Mexico. Of course, I said, as long as they weren't playing America. As a formality he asked if I ...
... I was offered a cleansing by "una bruja" (a witch) using white magic. So one afternoon I went to her home with an open mind and a hopeful heart. I was rubbed with a lime and a strongly perfumed oil (was I marinated?) as prayers were said.
Then alcohol was poured in a circle on the kitchen floor before it was ignited and I was told to hop into the middle of this small blue ring of flames where I barely fitted. The fabric of my skirt billowed in ...
... and housing programs. It is now a source of pride and strength rather than the historically oppressive context. The economy is so vibrant in GTO that our guide suggests there is only about 2-3% unemployment.
The long history of the region has left many historical monuments and traditions which provide a tourism destination that is very popular with Mexicans to a great extent as well as to "gringos". ...
... ways too.
One day when I was in one of my typical annoying ****** moods, he told me to relax and count my blessings. I can hardly count that far in any language, but he certainly is one of them.
So besides mathematic-, philosophy- and Photoshop-conversations in the kitchen with James (the kitchen is basically the only space we share as he is upstairs and I am downstairs), I've been busy photographing at various locations and ...
... for your comments. Thanks Jacky for keeping in touch, and Jan and Owen, and Julie. Hope Christine can see this as well Julie. We are enjoying the trip so much have already forgotten how to stack the dishwasher or make a bed! Thank goodness we have a Glenn in our cabin!
For those who have been on P & O before, a small niggle, no steaks as an alternative to the menu; the other night ...