The deepest curtsey from me to all of you who were patient enough to peruse this report and gracious enough to compliment me on it, not just at the end, but encouragingly all the way through. Thank you!
A special thank you to Questa for that surprising (but logical) technique for reading faces. I don't know if I'm sensitive enough to pull it off, but will definitely try it.
Htmb, there are some things I'm good at, but "video technique" is not among them. I particularly covered myself with glory when I whacked the camera lens on the security bars while filming the musicians. Just put youtube on one of the HD settings & hope for the best.
Bjd, one of my fears about visiting Tlacotalpan was that it would be too prettified. I was glad to see that wasn't the case and am so pleased that you were with me in appreciating even the funky and the everyday.
And to that sweet South African girl ~~ thank you so much for always cheering me and others on and for your enviable talent of being open to everything.
I finally caught up on the last couple of days and am mesmerized by it all. The only thing that comes to mind is that Bixa needs to visit more and more areas in Mexico rather than wasting her time relaxing in Oaxaca.
I would love it if Bixa could come to Adelaide during our Festival and Fringe time. It would be so good to see Adelaide through her eyes. It is always in March when the weather is good...accommodation supplied chez moi. This also goes for any other APIAS people, too
Travel! Set out and head for pastures new[br] Life tastes the richer when you’ve road worn feet.[br]Ibn Battuta[br]
Htmb, yes, absolutely beautiful weather by my standards, which is to say warm and humid. I had some rayon dresses which I'd carefully ironed before packing them for the trip. But I had to laugh when I found that any wrinkles just fell out and the dresses looked much better than they did when freshly ironed. My own wrinkles didn't fall out, but my skin was ever so grateful for the wonderful moisture in the air. There was rain one morning, but having to stay inside for an hour on that lovely screen porch was hardly unbearable.
Questa, that is extremely generous praise and an even more generous invitation. I don't see it happening this year, but it's certainly something to aspire to. Thank you! I do look forward to your coverage of the event, yes indeed.
And speaking of accommodation, I'd like to include details of where I stayed and of the captain who took us around the lake. The captain's name is José Alberto Hernández. He can be found at a stand on the water's edge directly across from the Hotel Juros in Catemaco. He says you can recognize him by the mole on his face. (see fourth photo, reply #51)
Our unbeatable lodgings and host with the most, Bill Pandolf CASA DE LA LUZ Bernardino Aguirre No. 15 Centro Historico Tlacotalpan, Veracruz Telephone: from the United States: 011-52-288-884-2331 from Europe, Australia and Asia +52-288-884-2331 within the Republic of Mexico: 01-288-884-2331 E mail: email@example.com web site: www.casadelaluz-mexico.com/