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March 23, 2008

Felices Pascuas – Happy Easter

Filed under: Travel,Travel in Mexico — Heligypsy @ 6:40 am

We left Belize two days ago to begin our 4,000 mile journey back to California. I am so happy that we left Belize when we did. Central America only has two seasons, rainy and dry. The only time the flowers bloom in mass is after a good long rain. There is no springtime, and I had no idea how much I would have missed it.

Yesterday morning we explored the ruins of Tonina in the town of Ocosingo, state of Chiapas. The morning was overcast and cool, with vistas of mountainous hillside farmland as far as we could see. Trees bursting with new growth and flower buds that were about to pop stood everywhere we looked.

“Que Bella!” I exclaimed, and realized….wrong country…how do you say ‘How beautiful’ in Spanish?

“Muy Bonita” Ahhh, si! Que Bella came to mind because this entire area, the topography, the climate, the season, the approaching holiday, even the language, reminded me of spending time in Monfalcone, Italy. I was having flashbacks of being on the train platform the day before Easter, an overcast and cool morning, waiting to take the train to Venice with lots of Italians dressed in their best, excitedly chatting about the next day’s holiday. As we left Ocosingo, the familiar feelings and images of Italy prevailed.

We are in Tuxtla Gutierrez on this Easter morning, getting ready for day three of our journey home. No, no Sunday Sunrise service for us, but we will enjoy what the day has to offer – and hope you all do too.

Happy Easter πŸ™‚



  1. Happy Easter.

    No flowers blooming here yet, might have some flurries later on this sunny 24 degree day.

    Safe home.

    Comment by Laura — March 23, 2008 @ 11:47 am | Reply

  2. Thanks for removing… πŸ˜‰

    Comment by ... just checking — May 22, 2008 @ 11:33 am | Reply

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