Monday, November 15, 2010
jottings from the front
I would make a lousy war correspondent.
Unless I have my chair, my desk, and a reliable internet connection, I start falling off on my posts.
That has been the case on this trip. Writing from Isla Mujeres was easy. I had the guest room with a good internet connection. Merida was the same. Hotel chair and table. Good connection.
Since then, I have not been so lucky.
Theoretically, there was a connection in Progresso -- on the Gulf coast, but no one on the desk knew the code. Tonight we are in Ticul. The connection is all right. But I am balancing my computer on my lap while a television blares in the background.
Here is my deal. I may need to wait until I get back to Melaque to put together some essays. What I have seen is fascinating. Islagringo purposely put together a survey trip of Yucatan -- great stops with just enough time to get a feel for each area.
Here are a few tidbits. We have seen Dzibichaltun -- a small Mayan administrative center, Progresso -- a sea town on the Gulf coast, Uxmal -- a major Mayan political center, Santa Elena -- and its odd child mummies, and Ticul -- where I am now being entertained with the sounds of Revolution Day Eve.
All that in two days.
For now, I will enjoy the experiences -- and share them with you in just a week or so.
Until then, I will be on the road.
See you soon.