Pictures from Mexico

Sabanilla, Mexico, at Christmas. Hot weather.
Sabanilla, Mexico, at Christmas. Hot weather.
Friends, I have never adequately explained what I am doing here in Mexico, why I moved here, and so forth. My goal is to get to Cuba, in a way that will give me more control over my visit there. I can fly there cheaply, from Villahermosa, an hour{s drive north of here. “here” being Tapijulapa, my home for now. I have gotten a sort of costume together, this orange jumpsuit. I{m trying to learn a bit more Spanish, and saving up and begging for help, to do this protest. I want to go there and stay a couple of weeks, then return to my home in Mexico. Then to repeat similar protests on into the future. I want to go to the actual base also, as near to the prison as possible, to protest there. I have some banner signs as well. I have pictures of them on my other thumb drive, at home. Later.
My GITMO protest suit. I got this and lettered it to use in a protest I have planned for the USA embassy in Havana, Cuba.
My GITMO protest suit. I got this and lettered it to use in a protest I have planned for the USA embassy in Havana, Cuba.

Above is a town in Chiapas State, south of here. I spent a wonderful Christmas there. My new-found Mexican friends invited me.They have just about adopted me. It was a wonderful time. Two nice parties, on Christmas eve and Christmas day. The town is very far back in the mountains, down a road that I swear you Americano gringos would not believe! If it had been any worse, I would have busted a hole in my transmission, or fallen OFF of it.20161224_18143120161225_091848
Above is a shot of the mountain from the hotel front door. The square and rectantular areas high on the mountain are crops, grown by the local farmers. They walk up there to work their crops. Everybody mentions marijuana as a possible crop, when I mention this, but it’s mostly coffee. There are some illegal crops, too, but it’s not the main focus of the town. Coffee is.20161225_091929
Mexico is a fantastic country, in many ways. The countryside is overwhelmingly beautiful. The people are upright, and kind. The worst I have met have been harmless, if bothersome. (Just alcoholic types, begging for pesos). I am so happy to be where I am supposed to be, doing what I am supposed to be doing at this point of my life.
Thomas Ashez

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