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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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A Day Trip In France – Saintes and Saint-Jean-d’Angély

After weeks of cloud and rain, I took advantage of the first hot and sunny day and set out on […]


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