Jan 4, 2010, 3:41 PM
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After leaving Tuxtla Guterriez and driving Highway 190 for a couple of uneventful hours through, at times, beautiful and, at times unremarkable landscapes, one experiences the descent from the mid-highlands of Chiapas to the unremarkable town of San Pedro Tepanatepec, Oaxaca entering the windblown Istmo de Tehuantepec, a fine if somewhat ragged place with a number of cultural vagaries. This isthmus is filled with energy generating windmills taking advantage of the almost constant high velocity winds known to tip over giant trucks and it has everything to do with the ferocious winds created by a break in the mountain barriers between the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific that occurs only on the isthmus as you will understand if you review your maps and are contemplative.
The people who inhabit such cities as Juchitan de Zaragosa and Santo Domingo Tehuantepec are boistrous and entertaining. Meanwhile, you can drive down to the sea here and have remarkable experiences before heading west toward the beautiful beaches at far-flung Huatulco. A damn fine experience.
(This post was edited by Hound Dog on Jan 4, 2010, 3:46 PM)