Meet Victorio Valdez, the boatman who USED to be able to take tourists across the river in Boquillas Canyon to visit the quaint little village he calls home.
Nowadays, Victorio is only allowed to venture halfway across the river to sing his ballads. Last time Kman and I were in the Bend, we bought beautiful walking sticks from Victorio (he is now no longer allowed to sell wares to tourists per our Great White Father Protector at Homeland Security) and he sang for us just as he does in this video courtesy of Jimmy Patterson, who blogs at Sticky Doorknobs, and is Editor Extraordinare at My West Texas. You can read more about Victor via this great post by Jimmy P.
Jimmy's words make me homesick for a place I've never lived in...yet. This is why I love the Bend and the wonderful people you meet!