An update from Anne, a graduate student in history with a focus on the U.S. Southwest and Mexico who is doing research on Indian history:

One last gorgeous sunrise in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca made me realize how much I am going to miss this place and the people who took us into their homes.

I consider myself to be an emotional and passionate person, and not surprisingly, this trip affected me in a variety of significant ways. Already, I am planning to return with a deeper understanding than before.

But for now, I will do my best to let the impression this place left on me soak in.