Hotel San Angel Veracruz
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... 2 more attractions including a Ripley's Believe It Or Not. It cost 100 pesos to enter the aquarium, where, ironically, one is greeted by a toucan which was drinking from a tank.
It is not the most spectacular of aquariums but OK for Latin America. Taking centre stage was a huge tank which surrounded a viewing area. That had the biggest exhibits like sharks and eagle rays. There was an outdoor dolphin show which could do with a better viewing arrangement. ...
Kona was first up this morning, and
patrolled the beach and reported everything was in order.
After coffee under the plapa on the
beach, it was time for a swim. The water was very warm and felt so
good to swim in the ocean, I don't know if its the salt feeling, the
extra buoyancy or that I grew up swimming in the slat water, but I
kind of prefer the salt water to the fresh. ...
... fields of blue agave (the raw material of tequila).
Fortunately our wild guess as to where to get off was correct and we made our way to the main square. There are these giant 'barrel cars' (they do what they say on the tin; giant cars in the shape of tequila barrels) going around everywhere full of tourists, but I have no idea where they were actually going, because we were headed in the only direction worth going in, namely towards 'El Mundo Cuervo' (The World ...
... Mexican state of Jalisco. One of the cities featured was Tequila; a small city nestled in the Sierra Madre Mountains. The story talked about a Jimador named Izmael. A Jimador is an experienced farmer who harvests the ripe blue agave cactus using a flat bladed knife called a coa. The story described how Izmael made his own therapeutic cream that was purported to improve even the most severely damaged and rough skin.
We had planed a visit to the Rivera Nayarit and decided ...
... again and learn more about my internship.
After talking with Andi, Jorge, and Gil, they drove me to my new family's home in Veracruz. I am staying with Manuel's aunt and uncle! They live in a beautiful home near Gil. My new host family speaks very little English which is great because this gives me a wonderful opportunity to speak Spanish! From what I could gather, my new host mom is a psychologist and teaches at a university. My host father is a doctor. I have my own room ...