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The blog has so far mostly revolved around descriptions of things I've photographed, so I'd like to take a minute to mention some things I didn't -- or couldn't -- photograph.

  • Mennonites. They live somewhere in the area, and come into town for work or to sell things, wearing plaid shirts and overalls and straw hats. From what I could find on the web, they apparently still speak German, though I imagine they must be bilingual so they can conduct business.

  • Maya (language). Speaking of non-Spanish languages, you can definitely still hear Maya spoken here. A family sitting behind me at a taquería last week spoke to each other entirely in Maya. I think you imagine that it's just kept alive for cultural reasons, but it's definitely still a widespread first language.

  • Hammocks. At the Parque Sta Lucía down the street, there's a stage set up for Carnaval, and the city has a Norteño singer/band hired to play every night (some variety might have been nice). As I walked past yesterday, I noticed that the roadies had hammocks hung from the bottom of the stage, and were sleeping in the shade underneath in the afternoon before they had to work at night.

Posted by elefantstn 07:46 Archived in Mexico Tagged postcards

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