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... and Milton somehow convinced the driver to take us to the next town on it. He called ahead and arranged to have the rest of the tour met in San Cristobal upon arrival, and he and I got on the other bus.
After a miserable thirty minute ride, during which I just tried to hang on, we arrived in Juchitan de Zaragoza, which was basically not much else but a truck stop town. But it was a town nonetheless. It was around 2am by then. Milton found a ...
... who laughs at my poor jokes, so she's in my good books), had Billy Joel songs stuck in her head because that's how she remembered my name. So that's all we sang on the way, to the annoyance of the fellow Mexican passengers... Palenque is up in the mountains and is a generically Mexican town, also home to an indigenous Mayan group who are slightly different to those in Merida. For some odd reason every other shop was a shoe shop. They ...
... the chanter as part of the ceremony, the live chicken was then waved over the candle flames and then swiped around the woman's body (we suspect she was pregnant and having blood pressure problems) - it's spiritual duty done, the chicken then had it's neck snapped. It took a good while to go through the prayers/thanksgiving and another set of candles had to be set up. The clear liquid was offered next with some thrown around ...
... church: fireworks, kameró (which is a sort of “bomb” or explosive that they use at certain moments of the feast in order to emphasize its importance), etc. The moletik are the elders who are in charge of teaching the younger chargers how to organize the feast. Three days before of ...
... somewhere as close as possible. Water was spraying up from cars as they drove past- and locals looked at us like we were crazy as we walked past them huddling for cover. A couple hrs later it did die down a bit before picking up again- but it was pretty impressive. All the the streets were turing into waterfalls before our eyes! :) Amanda & ...