Also on day one, we met some people at breakfast who helped us arrange a tour of a mine, with plans to meet at our hotel at 9 am on day two. Our guide Winclen arrived on time, and we took a fifteen minute taxi ride up the hill to one of the mining parts of town,
For the rest of our stay, we met with various people in the town, trading for amber, and exposing the locals to other types of stones, such as Ethiopian Opals. Eduardo seemed to attract a crowd wherever he went. Here he is with a mother and her two daughters who work in amber,
On Friday we bid farewell to our new friends and got back on the road, dropping our policewoman friend off in the next town on the way. We were assured by several townspeople that the road that we would be taking out of town was much newer and nicer than the one we took from San Cristobal, so we had high hopes for an easy ride to our next destination of Villahermosa in Tabasco.
Was the road newer and nicer? You'll have to wait for that answer, because it's almost 2 am here now and I'm too tired to tell you any more tonight. Will I ever try entering an amber mine again? Maybe, if you can find me one with a bigger hole and give me one of those hardhats with a great big light!
I wish you all the sweetest of dreams, and Buenas Noches.