Nov. 21-22: hasta pronto, team Uyarak!

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Before leaving Tuxtla Gutierrez for San Cristobal de la Casas, we swung by the Toyota dealership to treat its team to a pineapple-coconut cream pie — the least we could do to express our gratitude for their fantastic service the day prior.

 

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The 45km to San Cristobal took us from an altitude of 400m and a temperature of nearly 30C to over 2,000m and barely 15C– thick fog and torrential rain included.

 

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We were thrilled to reunite with team Uyarak for one last time.

 

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Harry has been spending most of our days here romping around with the campground manager’s dogs.

 

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Of course he didn’t say no when Martin offered to play fetch with him!

 

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Fraenzi and Martin had a very special farewell gift for him: a hand-decorated steel bowl showcasing a selection of Harry’s nicknames that they had picked up during our time together–Palasthund (palace dog), Harry Monster, Kruemelchen (little crumbs), Maeuschen (little mouse), and Tiger–as well as a thoughtful dedication in Swiss German.

 

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On November 22 they left San Cristobal for Palenque and–eventually–Yucatan, Tulum, and Belize.

 

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Harry and I are deeply grateful for their company throughout the past seven weeks. Here’s to meeting them again sometime, somewhere!

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