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Mayans, Marriage, Coca-Cola, and Chickens in Mexico

Today, I took a tour of a couple local Tzotzil Mayan towns near San Cristobal, which is the city in southern Mexico that I’ve been staying in for the last couple of days. Our guide for the five-hour tour was Julio, a local Mayan (from a different group than the people we were visiting) who [...]

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Incredibly Nice Stranger: Tony from Tuxtla, Mexico

I met Tony in the TAPO bus station in Mexico City (there are four large bus stations in town). I was waiting for my bus to Oaxaca, which was scheduled to leave at 6:30 p.m. and didn’t arrive until about 1 a.m. ($388 Mexican pesos, which at 13 pesos to the dollar, was about $30 [...]

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Testing my relationship with gravity at Angel Fire Bike Park

If there’s ever a place to test your relationship with gravity, it’s here — Northern New Mexico, land of high [...]

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