Breaking Down Walls in Mexico
I should tell you, this memoir has practically nothing to do with parenting and barely mentions yoga. If you're looking for books on those subjects, well, you'd probably still really enjoy this book, but that’s not what this book is about. It's a gritty, grimy adventure story about friendship and crumbling walls. It's also exciting, funny, informative and evidence of the inherent goodness of humanity. In case you like that sort of thing.
"’The ruins of the ancient Maya draw many adventurers into the jungles of Mexico and, once there, they usually find adventures aren't hard to come by. I've been on my own since the age of 16. I've survived poverty, stereotypes, predators and tumbling down mountains. I thought I was ready for anything. But when I found myself alone, in the remote jungles of Chiapas, Mexico, with no pesos, no understanding of the language, and no awareness that I was in the middle of a long-standing political revolution, it didn't take long for me to learn more about the world, and myself, than one, silly little white girl, could have ever imagined.’"
Walk in Donna Stewart's Yoga Mama Buddha Sandals, and you'll stumble upon Mayan ruins, Zapatistas and really big spiders. You'll come face to face with history and legend, kidnappers and temptation, friendship and heroism. You will cringe at her mistakes, but cheer her bravery. And you'll probably chuckle more than once. Adventure, humor, history and a little transformation. This is a walk worth taking.
This story follows the course of a young American girl traveling to a rural part of Mexico with a head full of preconceptions, alone, and seriously unprepared. With a mix of self-deprecating humor, personal exploration and deep research, she explores Chiapas, the palatial Mayan ruins of Palenque, and the Zapatista Movement, confronting her own unconscious prejudices with every step she takes, encouraging all of us to do the same.
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About the Author
Nila Stewart is Donna Stewart's favorite person on the planet and a talented photographer. She loves stuffed animals. Her favorite is: All of them! She also loves to read and do homework. How lucky am I??
Table of ContentsChapter 1: Mayans, Zapatistas and Silly Little White Girls
Chapter 2: The Back Story
Chapter 3: Flights of Fancy
Chapter 4: They Do Things Differently
Chapter 5: The Breaking of Bad
Chapter 6: The Tipping Point
Chapter 7: Gandal-Claus
Chapter 8: The God of Fools and Orphans
Chapter 9: El Fuego y La Palabra (The Fire and the Word)
Chapter 10: The Maya Bell or Bust
Chapter 11: Roomies
Chapter 12: A Good Cup of Joe
Chapter 13: Palenque: A City of Temples
Chapter 14: Live, The Universe, and Everything
Chapter 15: Miso-ha to Agua Azul
Chapter 16: The Story of the Little Snail That Could
Chapter 17: Kidnapped!