(More stories of our ten day visit to the
in January 2011) Yucatan
Since we were in a tourist region
we saw all kinds of souvenir items in the shops.
I think these are some kindof piñata. The bright colors made them very tempting.
The ones I usually see are tacky, sun faded replicas made overseas.
Vivid skulls were for sale everywhere in the markets,
and the handbags of folded paper were tantalizing.
A big variety of bottled beans, corn and asparagus
Even in the smallest stores there were massive displays
of lotions to prevent sunburn and cause sun tan.
We watched a lady hand-roll cigars,
and saw a whole museum devoted to tequila.
Chocolate was invented by the Mayans and Aztecs.
This was chocolate-lover’s heaven.
So much chocolate and so little suitcase space
Somehow I don’t think this dark chocolate milk packaging
would go over too well in the states.
And I don’t EVEN want to know where they get Choco Melvin milk.