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... and even though we didn't have accommodations booked, we knew of a couple, and he dropped us off at one.
About seven hours after leaving Xela, we made it! It was definitely an interesting route to take to get to Tapachula, but that's part of the joys of traveling (especially with a language barrier). Regardless of the challenges we may have faced, throughout our travels, no matter what the country, we have always felt that people (strangers) are looking out for us and ...
Well, I have come down from the hillside, and am now really living on the lake. I have a two bedroom house with an open plan, and with that I mean the living area is a covered patio that overlooks the lake. I can see the lake from my bed, from the loo (if I leave the door open), from the kitchen, and the living area, which is now my work/teaching/workshop space. In front of that is a little garden, that leads onto a deck over the water. At present two cabanas are being built on ...
I was woken today around 4am by an earthquake. It wasn't very long but it knocked a few things off the walls. The dogs in the streets went crazy, barking and running ramped...needless to say it was hard to get much sleep after that. I went to my classes like normal, and then I spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing. I probably spent a total of 4 hours sitting in the hammock reading or writing today. It's crazy how much time I have to spare. Everyone around here is like this though, ...
... me rest. Okay the house is really nice, and seems tranquil, kinda hidden in the forest, but you have to run the gauntlet of packs of Mayan dogs who really need to get you know you first before letting you by unmolested. I took to carrying a big stick which seemed to keep them at a distance. My friend Valerie was bitten by one of them a while ago, on both calves. The wounds got quite badly infected till we started treating it with MMS. Vicious dogs, and barking dogs. Mexico ...
... the Mayans seem impervious to the corrupting influence of Money. They provide services in gardens, kitchens and in building and tailoring trade, but are quick to blacklist you if you get annoyed or angry and disrespectful with them. There certainly is a disparity and an unfortunate sense of rich and poor living in different worlds, much like many other 'third world' paradise islands, but the exploitation goes both ways. Land has been sold by ...