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... palm tree so Alan could try to get a shot of his silhouette against the lightning bolts. Unfortunately the bolts weren't that strong but Alan still got a pretty good shot with a bolt that looked like it was shooting out of Kes' bum! We then went back to sleep and then got up again a bit later to see more, but Alan said it would probably be better the following night. Next morning we had an early breakfast and set off in the boat to the rainforest. Alan has been a keen ...
... shade or water. Finally given the all clear we passed through the city, en-route dropping Richard at the bus station to begin his journey home.
All hungry & dehydrated we stopped for lunch at a massive shopping mall. Inside was the largest collection of Western, mostly American, shops & food outlets I have seen in South America. The whole complex was very modern & a world away from the ...
... find the whitest man in the airport). Big man, a paediatrician. He brought his 9 year old son, Miguel, along. They gave me a welcome gift of a hat that Chavez' opponent in the recent elections wore (not the actual hat) throughout the campaign but advised me not to wear it outside - "because the country is deeply politically polarised". We had a a great spin and chat back to Merida (over an hour away) through some of the most stunning scenery I've ever encountered! Miguel ...
... to store in infinite
ant caverns & nourish among the fungus formed
tiny crimson roots twist around larger roots twisting
around thicker branches spriraling around
larger trunks of trees, disneyesque the organic
biospheric plumbing in the world
& a black butterfly w/ red striped wings flutters
without a sound
through the billions of green leaves quivering moist in
the patchy sunlight
Life in Mérida. I would have never expected it to feel so normal living here. I still am in love with the mountains and the people and the culture, but now everything is just normal. It's not so exotic anymore, but it feels pretty neat to be assimilated (as much as a gringa can be) in the culture.
School has started and classes are great! I've only seen two classes so far because there's an outbreak of swine flu and some classes were canceled to ...