The Devoted

The moving mass of humanity was funneled by a massive police presence into a central walkway down a major street, which was closed. Tributary avenues added to the crowd. In the last mile or so, we numbered tens of thousands of people per block.  

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The Accidental Pilgrimage

After arriving in Mexico City, Amira and I noticed from the cab great herds of people all walking in the same direction. Turns out that we arrived on the peak day of Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe! 

On December 9, 1531, a native Mexican named Juan Diego said he saw the Virgin Mary appear on Tepaeyac Hill in the city. Yada yada yada, now 9 million Mexicans walk, sometimes great distances, sometimes crawling or on their knees, to said hill to pay respects to the Virgen de Guadalupe. 

So naturally we joined the throngs. (We were literally the only Americans we saw, other than a group of what I assume were Hawaiians.)  

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I wonder if mom knows they took the canoe

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I took a photo of these cute Mayan kids while traveling through a jungle river in Guatemala.  

In 2006, my wife, Amira, and my sons, Kevin and Kenny, and I spend 6 amazing weeks exploring Mayan ruins in Central America and Southern Mexico.  

What made it a Digital Nomad event for me was that I worked the entire time. Even then and even there I was able to find WiFi.