Spiders, Scorpions, and Treasures!

Having now held a huge tarantula in my hand and on my shoulder, I felt compelled to visit her home, the Museo de los Bichos – no, not what you think – it means museum of bugs or small animals! So off I went, empowered as a spider handler. I paid the 25 peso entrance fee (< $2 US), and then I entered. They had a nice little garden courtyard with 3-4 rooms around it with cases of pinned insects, spiders, and scorpions and posters explaining fascinating facts for children.

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Scooters to Chamula and Zinacantan

“We’re taking scooters to see the neighboring Tzotzil villages of Chamula and Zinacantan, do you want to come?” Music to my ears – road trip! So the next morning I was off with a local scooter shop owner’s son Justin, his girlfriend Sam, and a bilingual friend. When visiting interesting places it’s always helpful to have someone who understands the language so you can get questions answered and generally understand better what you’re seeing.

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