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Travel Blogs from Zacatecas
Zacatecas is at approximate 8000 ft above sea level very near the Tropic of Cancer. Even in January, the climate is pleasant (for us Canadians… the locals are wearing touques.) It was home to one of the largest silver mines of all time. The Mina El Eden (as in the garden of plenty) was hand dug by native slaves and produced 1/ …
... been fun the couple of times we have come across one of the locals who has some very limited English vocab as we both try to communicate.The city is a hive of activity during with 2 weeks with concerts, theatre, street performers, etc. Its population of 130k is considerably boosted with the influx of Mexican visitors.We saw another parade yesterday - Judas's sabado de gloria - the burning of Judas. Effigies of Judas are strung up across the ...
... There was a whole cast of seedy characters in Vallarta and it`d take too much time to go into all of them but one guy worth mentioning was a dude who looked like a Mexican Gilbert Gottfried. He`s actually a dual citizen cuz his mom is from Santa Sumthinerother in Northern California and his dad is Mexican. Apparently, his dad was the guy Johnny Depp`s character bought cocaine from in the movie Blow when he was in Puerto Vallarta. I don`t remember the movie ...
... bent on not changing course in the face of glaring evidence that I should scrap the bullfight plans. I guess I didn’t really learn my lesson after the hell ride through the hurricane-like wall of rainfall and gusting wind just a few days prior after all. ;-) I won’t bore you with every detail of everything that went wrong on the bull fight quest, but I will just sum it up with the fact I spent the better part of ...
... shots, especially as I was shooting into the sun most of the time. Hadn't realised some guy on a horse stabs the bull in the jugular before the pansy will even get in the ring, so he doesn't have to do much cape flapping before the bull has his tongue hanging out, foams at the mouth and keeps tripping over onto his knees - then they stab it in the back of the neck with crepe paper covered sticks (3 pairs). After that, the matador returns with red cape and sword, does a few ...
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