Images of the Zapatista Movement in the far south of Mexico are everywhere, constantly reminding PortMoresby of the ongoing struggle for rights and equality.
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.
Gumbo was visiting the very interesting Russian Orthodox churches in this small Native village, which is home to an interesting cemetery featuring dozens of spirit houses.
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.
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