Everyone on the gondola is from Monterey Mexico, except me. "You're not a gringa," someone says.
No, no americana," I say.
But, you look like a gringa someone says, and laughs.
"Yo digo a mi estudiantes, necisito decir, no americana. Pero mexicanos no necisitan no americanos.," I say. Which means I say to my students, unlike Mexicans I need to point out that I'm not American.
The people from Monterey, like me, are tourists having a good time.
Zacatecas is a tourist destination, more often a tourist destination for Mexicans than a tourist destination for Americans, and I suppose, Canadians for that matter.
Zacatecas is about 8,000 feet above sea level. Mexicans call Zacatecas "la estacion de frio,"which means the place (or season) of cold. Indeed, it was chilly in Zacatecas. Some of the people were wearing winter jackets, although I think a light summer jacket would be warm enough.
The photo was taken while we rode a Swiss made gondola which gives visitors a chance to get a birds eye view of the city while traveling from the top of one cerros (hill) to another.