Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Back from my epic journey, mostly recovered from nasty flu/cough and Singaporean skin creepies (more later) and somewhat rested.
What an amazing opportunity but really glad to be back home! Not sure I would recommend so many airports and so many timezones in such a short space of time.
On the up side, I was blessed to be able to attend a wonderful friend's wedding & what an awesome time! I arrived in Mexico around midnight on a Friday after a slightly delayed flight and having found my Mexico (pre-arranged) taxi driver and calmed her down sufficiently after finally understanding that she had been waiting for me for 3 hours, I made it to my lovely B&B in the historical center of Mexico city. Aptly named the Chillout Flat (if you Google Chillout flat Mexico, you will find many references), Rozario, my hostess quickly got me settled and I tried to get some sleep before the big day.
Saturday morning was spent at my friend's mom's house, getting ready with all the women of the family - a real 'female fest'!
My friend Deborah and her mom.
The wedding was held in a garden with the reception right there under a kind of tented area, very beautiful. Unfortunately I understood nothing of the ceremony as it was in Spanish, but I think I nodded at the appropriate times!
The people seated at my table at the reception very kindly spoke English to me and after a few glasses of wine and yes, the odd tequila, the party and dancing really got started! Unfortunately my camera let me down, so I will have to wait to get pics from my new Mexican friends to share the revelry. I have also learnt a new party trick, Mexican style - handing out 'props' to the people on the dance floor at various intervals throughout the night really picks the vibe right back up! These included hats in various shapes and size, sunglasses and feathers.
My friend works in the same group of companies that I do and toward the end of the evening I got to chatting with her boss and his wife, scored a ride home and an invitation for lunch at their ranch, about an hour outside the city the next day!