Oh wow. Russ, you are allowed to stay at home. With books you can always travel in the mind. And I have always loved the saying 'it is better to travel hopefully than to arrive.'In Oaxaca, I was bowled over by the people, who greet you in the street, and who have a real sense of their history. Seventy percent of the land in the state is owned by the native people -- I think there are 16 languages and they make amazing stuff. Here is a picture of young girls of the Triqui people, who had come to town to protest the encroachments on their land by, I am ashamed to say, Canadian mining companies. It is just after the march and having got up in the middle of the night, they have organized lunch, with a big layer of tacos around fried pork rind and a whole cilantro plant. Don't get me going on this -- i will get boring. And I am making some effort not to be political, which does not belong here.