We settled into our seats on the plane, let out deep sighs, letting go of our everyday. And we headed into Mexico, to parts unknown to us. We’d never traveled into the most southern region, the land of the Maya.
Our explorations took us inland most days, away from the coast and incredible Mediterranean blue waters.
I could see that this was a different Mexico from the one I knew; a world of different faces and a different language in addition to Spanish. The Mayan language is full of words that start with the letter X: Xcaret, Xel-Ha; the X is pronounced like sh in the English language. I was fascinated. The bartender at our hotel taught me a few words in Mayan, and I am hooked on learning a new language.
My instructor, Raul
My first sentence learned in Mayan: bi xa bel, how are you? And the response is malob, well.
It was a trip of learning, listening, and seeing new things at every turn. The photos above are all from my phone, I haven’t begun to download all the photos from my camera yet. There is a lot of catch up to do after being away for ten days. I’ll be back with many more photos very soon.