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... right time to use a certain tense there is usually not enough time to conjugate it and keep the conversation going. It is at this point that you usually stumble and bumble you way back to one of the basic tenses to finish a thought, question, or response.
There are certain things about the language that tells you a lot about the culture and I truly love these pieces that I get to take with me. The word convivir, roughly translated it is ...
... years they moved the center of their civilization to Monte Albán.
The city was eventually abandoned by the Zapotecs, and for the next 250 years the place fell into ruin. Gradually, the Mixtecs began to make use of it, reusing some of its tombs to bury their own dignitaries. After about 1520 CE it once again fell into ruin.
Although the site was well known ...
... do the tours of places like this are missing out on the underbelly that is where the real mexico shines. We saw the ruins at mitla, tried mescal in mescal, waded in the pools at el hierve agua a rock formation caused by natural springs to look like a frozen waterfall, like someone snapped a picture in time and it has remained that way ever since. I bartered and negotiated in markets local and tourist and ate sugar cane from the stalk, chomped on worms, mexican bbqs and all ...
... directly over their heads; I drank tequila with a Mexican friend who wouldn’t let me get away; and I people-watched. I’m sorry to report that, while cool, this particular castillo was underwhelming and I was very tired the next day. But, it makes for a good story.
Oaxaca boasts a triple A beisbol (baseball) team known as the Guerreros (Warriors). Our family took in a game one Friday evening. The stadium ...
... apart, this illustrates a number of things. By all accounts he was a great story-teller, and by his own admission he was reluctant to let the truth stand in the way. He specialized in extravagant details told in plain prose, that killer-whale being a perfect example. He once swapped stories with Werner Herzog for 48 hours straight -- impressive even after allowing for the appropriate discount. Perhaps he was as adept at deceiving himself as he was ...
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