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'Why Toluca??' we were asked by a waiter in a little restaurant who spoke very little english (although his little english was far more impressive than our little spanish!!) And he had a good point.
Nestled in the mexican hills (at 9000 feet above sea level!!) It wasnt only the altitude that would give us a headache!! From arriving in this little town in the hills, we quickly realised that we were the only 'gringos' and that little to ...
We awoke in the far-too-early morning because we were just soooooo cold. Again, at least we had a kitchen so we could make coffee and warm ourselves a bit. We need to get out of here is all we could think.
Then the magic happened... the sun came out and the sky turned a beautiful blue and, while sitting outside, warming ourselves, surrounded by the most humungous, most magnificent cacti I have ever seen, we saw the mind-blowing views of the Urique Canyon, WOW!!!
Now, technically I know that sounds silly, but there are many modes of transportation here and some require more communication than others. Especially the minibuses.
They are basically vans that go a certain route over and over and over again. They are crowded and for a fare under 5 km it is only 3 pesos and to you americans, this is incredibly cheap transportation...Who needs a car.
So normally on Thursdays in this month of September Jen has gotten me ...
So having 3 days of consistent Spanish wears you out when you donīt know or know only a little bit. So I rested. I was supposed to do errands and stuff but due to miscommunication via emails I slept most of the day. I must of needed it.
However just so I donīt completely lose my walking rhythm I walked a little bit. Explored if you will. But I didnīt go far today.
I have been noticing ...
... people driving by think the light from our headlamps are from the houses behind us and that the people in the houses think the light is coming from the road. We set up camp on a small, flat patch of dried grass and make friends with our bovine neighbor hanging out 50 meters away. Hopefully she'll be our only company for the rest of the night.
Day 45 (1/31/11): 90km
As soon as we get back on the ...
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