There are many aspects I'm looking forward to with this trip to Chiapas. Seeing my friends and meeting their families are obviously on the top of my list. Then there are some not so meaningful ones that might make me seem a little off my rocker :)
First, I'm looking forward to getting a tan. Here in NY the sun doesn't shine too much. I'm sick of looking all white and can't wait to be sun kissed. (Let's hope it that process doesn't involve sun poisoning!)
Another thing I'm looking forward to is rambutan! What is that, you ask? It's a jungle fruit that is spikey on the outside and sweet and juicy on the inside. YUM!!!! Our Wegmans carried it for a little while and when I heard I rushed in to the store SO excited. I looked and looked and couldn't find any but then I found a few shriveled up black fruit that was $10 a pound!!! What!?! So yeah, I can't wait to eat them to my heart's content! Here's a picture of them so you get the idea what they look like.
I can't wait to be back in the jungle, smelling the tropical smells (well, the good ones anyway), hearing the noises, and seeing all the beautiful colors. The scenery is breathtaking! I thought NY was beautiful but it doesn't compare to the untouched beauty of the Chiapas mountains and jungles.
Of course where the gringas are, kids will follow. It's like we're a side show at a circus. Kids will always be pressed up close to us, wanting to look at us. They smell our hair and skin. I can't wait for this next big adventure to Chiapas!!!
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