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... we shared travel stories. He also encouraged me to visit Tepoztlan and I decided it would be my adventure for the next day!
Tepoztlan is one of the small towns known as 'pueblo magico' (magic town/village) in Mexico; a title given by the tourist department to promote towns of significant natural beauty, cultural richness of historical importance. The town has a market, known as a tiangui, full of local handicrafts and delicious food but this is bigger on ...
... by the government buildings and restaurants, but not seeing the main church on the square is a little odd. It was a few blocks away. We haven't been on a main square without a cathedral or church on it. But then, the Government Building takes up one side of the square and Hernan Cortes' imposing palace takes up the whole other side of the square.
The palace was built in 1526 (34 years after Columbus discovered America!) on a hill on top of a pyramid that the Spanish ...
Today we toured a sugar cane mill in the state of Morelos. Sugar cane accounts for .5%25 of Mexico's GDP and sugar cane fields cover about 1.6 million acres of land in Mexico (2nd largest crop area after corn). When we first entered the mill, I didn't know that I was looking at sugarcane. I don't know what I was expecting it to look like but it kind of resembles bamboo branches. ...
It's crazy to think that one week from today we were just arriving here! This week has flown by, yet the days were long that it feels like we have been here for longer that just one week. Today we finished our history class and then had Spanish class. In Spanish Paquita taught us new vocabulary and then she asked us questions and we had to answer them in Spanish with the correct ...
... ice cream, but they serve lots of stuff with cream cheese in it over here so it kind of spoiled the sweetness of it, but I still liked it. Bobbie had an omelette but it also had cream cheese in it so she wasn't too into it. After breakfast I went down to the gym to do a workout, the machines Bobbie wanted to use were broke and her sunburn was too bad for her to join me so she sat out on the sun bed and read while I worked up a sweat. After the work out I ...
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