Fiesta Inn Veracruz Malecon
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I felt it necessary to drag out the title of this entry due to its exciting connotations. When you think Carnaval you immediately think Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. However, second to the great nation below, Mexico host its own Carnaval in the Port of Veracruz, only an hours bus ride from Xalapa. The event lasts an exciting 8 days and includes daily …
... here!!! That didn’t seem to slow us down but later we hit some kind of traffic jam that snaked all the way up a mountain and delayed us by about 2 ½ hours…….we eventually got home around midnight. Needless to say I didn’t make it to my 8.30am spinning class on Monday morning! But it was such a lovely relaxed weekend it was worth it. I am feeling better this week ...
... were interestingly displayed using a play of lights.
Today, Sep 7, happened to be Manatee day. TV crews were interviewing someone in front of the manatee tank. But I seriously do not know what manatees do differently on their day. In fact I do not know what manatees do at all. All they seem to do is float like a sponge, where every movement seems to be a monumental effort on their part.
But I liked them enough to buy a stuffed one, and a ...
... one of the most beautiful in Nepal).
I think I must have difficulty adjusting to Mexican time because again, I was one of the handful at the auditorium for the opening address 5 minutes before it was scheduled to commence. It turned out things were only 20-30 minutes late in the end. As usual there were long speeches by VIPs, and then a 2-hour one by Mexico's most decorated mountaineer, Carlos, who had taken to paragliding across Mexico as a new challenge. There ...
... their work and the importance of the island as a natural lab. 2 troops of howler monkeys were introduced in 1988-9 from the mainland, to protect them from poachers and hunters. At their peak, they numbered 100, and have now stabilized at 75. The island can probably accommodate more but there had to be sufficient food source, which is why we saw human intervention in propagation of trees.
We hiked up one of the small hills, not high or clear enough ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility