Month: December 2012

Happy new b’ak’tun!

The closest we got to the end of the world, it seems, was a cop knocking on the van at 4 in the morning, politely asking us to please move because there’s going to be an event in this block.…

Día de la Virgen

After seeing all the torch relays along the highway from Mexico City, we decided to go to Chiapas for Día de la Virgen (December 12), the day honoring Mexico’s patron saint, the Virgin of Guadalupe. On the trucks passing, we…

Maya 2012

Yesterday we went to the ruins in Palenque. It was surprisingly quiet for a culture whose calendar is about to overflow. It reminded me of San Francisco in December 1999. I took photos with my phone:

100 Days of Milo

Can you believe we’ve only had Milo for 100 days? We can’t believe it–just like we can’t believe anyone could ever give this guy up. Sometimes we joke that we should find his old owner(s) and send them photos of…

An encounter with the law

Like in any other place, there are several levels of law enforcement that you see on the roads here in Mexico. The military. As scary for someone who’s been in the US all their lives might be, you see fully…

Coast to Coast

I didn’t expect us to hit the other coast so quickly–well, almost two months after leaving Barra de Navidad on the Pacific Coast. Driving through Mexico these past few days, we’ve crossed Joshua tree-filled desert, forest-covered mountains, rivers, and plains.…

Death in the Afternoon

On our last day in México City, Enrique and I went to a bullfight. Stephanie didn’t want to go, so instead she went to a museum. Initially I was hesitant–I had gone to three bullfights in Pamplona over the years,…

Mexico City

We managed to see entirely different parts of the city than in our last stopover two years ago. Instead of making me feel like I know the city more, it only deepens my impression that I don’t know the city…