Hotel Casa Xochimilco
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... but in reality it is much more. It usually happens when people get together for a party or a celebration. IT is time spent with friends and family sharing, food, stories, time together and enjoying it all. I love that they have a word for that, I love to think about the things that I know in my life that deserve a word. We know how to convivir and love to do so but now I have a word for it.
There is also a closeness that the people have here that ...
... every place. After a while we choose a workshop we had read about and went in to find a man working on a fifteen foot loom weaving the most intricate rug. After a while the Abuela of the house hold came out and showed us how she cards the wool, and spins it into yarn. Finally we got to see how they use the parasite of the Nopale cactus to create a bunch of the colors they use as well as the Indigo plant, and pomegranate seeds. We ...
... evening to belt out their favorite ballads. Another afternoon while we were aimlessly strolling along a street, a local approached us and asked if we would like to see a nearby gourmet food market. His English was very good and as we could see many people in the area we reluctantly followed him, but not sure what to expect. He walked us through many aisles explaining the produce and what it was used for, what to look for ...
Under the Sun, The Letters of Bruce Chatwin, selected and edited by Elizabeth Chatwin and Nicholas Shakespeare, 2010, Jonathan Cape
Bruce Chatwin (biography) by Nicholas Shakespeare, 1999.
In Patagonia, 1977
The Viceroy of Ouidah, 1980
The Songlines, 1987
What Am I Doing Here, 1989
I have recently read the first two listed, and re-read the others.
Salman Rushdie said Chatwin was one of the ...
... the city's a zoo so maybe apt.
Brian was fretting if he'd get a java before the departure but all was fine. Sarki and I downed a coffee before our on time departure at 1045. I sat with the Translator who listened to the Julia Robert's pic in espanol, read a bit and dozed. Greg had seat 7 and was hoping to get lucky with his seatmate but he got an old bag local.
I was on the sun side at a window but it was not too bad. We were soon enough on another ...