Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Greetings from Mexico!

Almost feels like cheating since we'll be in transit back to the states tomorrow, but it's been a jam-packed vacation. 400,000 photos to come but my camera cord is at home, making downloading impossible. Regardless, here's a sneak peek at what we've been up to...

First, the Etla market. "Etlas" are the towns and villages surrounding Oaxaca. There is a central market where all the vendors from the various etlas congregate and the result is a shopper's paradise. Not only is there an insane amount of fresh produce you've ever wanted, but you can also find a life-sized donkey pinata, a pig's head, or a pirated copy of the Simpsons in Spanish. We got an apron (for all the cooking I do, *cough, cough*), some fireworks, and a miniature Luche Libre action figure set. Here's what the market looks like (Aaron resents being filmed from behind as he argues it makes his butt look big):



And here is a Oaxacan traffic signal. Pedestrian fatalities in Mexico are high and I can see why... this little guy is so mesmerizing I almost got hit when sucked in by his cuteness:



And finally one of my favorites, a Xoloitzcuintle we met through a window. He lives at an art gallery and his sole job is to look cute and attract passerbys. Sorry for the sucky video quality, it's hard to film a dog and play with it all at once. I *heart* Xolos.



We get back home late tomorrow, put our lives back together the next day, so hopefully I'll be able to put together a concise summary of our vacation events soon. Here's a hint: we've got a BIG surprise! If you can guess it, I'll give you 100 pesos (which is not much considering the incredibly awesome, for us, exchange rate right now)

5 comments:

J said...

does it involve a ring or a baby? -jane

ana poe said...

you're getting close...

Home2k9 said...

You put a RING on a BABY??? OMG, that's silly. Too bad I solved the mystery so fast.

Umm... that dog is in serious need of a manicure.

Glad you're (on your way)back! You've been missed.

J said...

you brought home one of those scary looking puppies and put a ring on that?

J said...

house?