Views of Yucatan ~ Part 1.

Nov. 22, 2016:

So much of Yucatan goes unseen.

So much of Yucatan is covered by deceptive … or drab exteriors.

but even the stoniest looks melt into smiles,  with a warm “Bax kawali “ …**

The same goes for Yucatecan homes.

Want a peek behind the facadas ?   … a look behind the locked doors?

Some of the warmest, most beautiful spaces are cloaked in drab exteriors.

The same way a simple greeting in Maya, “Bax kawali“ , provides an key~entré

into Yucatecan’s minds,    clicking on this link,   opens a way into some Yucatecan homes

If you like the video tour & the people,  check out the website of what the US Consulate is calling “Merida’s best NGO” …

http://www.fundacionbai.com/

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**”Bax kawali “  is informal Maya for:  ” What’s goin’ on ? ”

The standard reply is  “Not much…”   “Mix bah

The point is most Meridadanos do not know Maya,  but they know that “Bax kawali “ is a greeting (mistankenly imagining it means “Como esta”)

…  but “Bax kawali “ + a smile …  opens doors … and opens minds, even when

they don’t know much Maya.

Want to learn a few basic Maya phrases?

Bridging the Gaps (Learning Maya)

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Feel free to copy while giving proper attribution:
YucaLandia/Surviving Yucatan.
© Steven M. Fry

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