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Deviant, some may say, from previous ones. We have been the most "arty-*****" people around, those can be extremely in the arts and humanities as well as abstract enigmas. Pursuing your passion today can be hard. A lot of us are poor but happy, penniless yet fulfilled. Yet others are rich, their wallets growing while their hearts shrink. We find it difficult to strike a balance and ...
... scrape of the rough wooden crosses they drag over their shoulders. All are hooded apart from the women dressed in funeral attire and those dressed to represent characters from bible stories. A strange sight indeed. Each cohort is dressed in a different colour with black, white, purple, brown, red and green robes to name just a few.
The sounds of chattering and laughter is a welcome relief after such solemnity and we fight our way through ...
As a quick little side trip on my way to Patzcuaro, I decided to check out the little town of Bernal, with its famed monolith that keeps vigil over the citizens. It was recently measured to be the tallest free standing rock in the world, beating Gibraltar by about ...
... may do more justice to the monolith and town than my words. It was a magical place.
The town is known for all sorts of things - the natural wool sweaters and blankets that are made here; a fat tortilla, filled with all sorts of 'stuffings', called a Gordita; caramel-like candies made from goat milk; and of course the Pena. Actually, people come from all over Mexico to get healed by the curanderos/shamans who live here, healing people by using the power of crystal. ...
... was murdered shortly after and no one ever found out who did it. Some people say that she committed suicide by hanging when the bodies were found. Others have seen her ghost.
Queretaro is full of old legends. It is an old city. I am reading a book right now about all of the tunnels that are thought to be, or discovered, under the city - Tunnels from churches, from wealthy peoples' homes and from government buildings. They were routes that the Spanish could use to escape ...
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