Gumbo passed through remarkable Palm Springs International Airport on his way to late winter relaxing in the Southern California desert.
In the wake of Delta's new ties with LATAM, other airlines are scrambling to create partnerships between North and South American airlines.
A change of plans takes PortMoresby down the mountain to explore one more town before heading home from Chiapas.
Images of the Zapatista Movement in the far south of Mexico are everywhere, constantly reminding PortMoresby of the ongoing struggle for rights and equality.
On the pedestrian street in Centro that seems to be on the way to everywhere, PortMoresby enjoys a walk along San Cristóbal’s Real de Guadalupe and on to the white church watching from its hill.
The Templo de Santo Domingo was closed for earthquake repairs but the 2 museums in the adjacent ex-convento were open, including the Maya textile museum, much to PortMoresby’s delight.
After a lively morning in Chamula on Day of the Dead, PortMoresby has a shopping opportunity along with a sobering education in the geology of southern Mexico.
Though PortMoresby had seen decorated cemeteries in the wake of Day of the Dead before, the experience on the day, November 1st, was new and quite unlike any other.
PortMoresby's experience of Day of the Dead in Chiapas, Mexico will go down as one of the most memorable in over half a century of travel.
With a month to enjoy herself in southern Mexico and tidy kitchens available in her accommodations, PortMoresby sets out to buy groceries.
A high priority during a month in Chiapas, Mexico, PortMoresby visits the San Cristóbal de las Casas museum dedicated to the work & lives of an exceptional couple, Gertrude Duby & Frans Blom.
With a month to discover what Chiapas has to offer, PortMoresby isn't disappointed by her culinary adventures in the far south of Mexico.
PortMoresby is a walker and discovers immediately on arrival that San Cristóbal de las Casas is a delightful place to do just that.
After 2 visits to Oaxaca, PortMoresby moves on for a long anticipated stay farther south in Chiapas, Mexico.
Continuing cash crises force the struggling airline to drop four more North American cities.