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I'm now writing you from my very cozy room at Posada del Cafeto in Xalapa. However, when it comes to blogging, I am not yet finished with Veracruz. Yesterday began with my first visit to Veracruz's famous cafe, Gran Cafe del la Parroquia. I fueled up for the day by having two lecheros (coffees with milk). That's some serious caffeination, but, as they say, when in Veracruz...
Next I headed to the bus station to begin my journey to the Totonac ...
... A short taxi ride gets us to our hotel and we are set - a quick check in and off we go to have a look round. We quickly establish that there is an Outback Steakhouse across the road so decision made on tonight's dinner - old faves of chicken wings (recurring theme already!!), coconut shrimp and chicken on the barbie were duly ordered. Bed early then it's out and about, anticipating an interesting and enjoyable few days in San Diego - hoping we don't bump into they circus nutters ...
... Saturday and Sunday. At the museum you can learn about the Mormon Battalion that fought in the American/Mexican war. The Mormon Battalion was the only religiously based unit in US military history. They fought from 1846 to 1847. The battalion was a volunteer unit of just over 500 men and they marched 2,000 miles from Iowa to San Diego. The battalion's service and march was instrumental in helping secure the southwest for the US and also opening up a wagon ...
... On the second day we had CouchSurfing meeting with one Czech guy, Pavel, who lives here. We together walked the city, saw some of monuments, museums, and visited a fortress. Veracruz was often attacked by pirates, so they had to defend somehow, so that's why this fort. Veracruz used to be one of the strategic ports of Spanish immigrants. As we know, Pavel lives with his 9 years old son for a year here. Previously they lived for several years in the ...
... at a 100x it's usual speed. Before every fireworks show, technicians are supposed to do a dry run of the sequence at a 100x normal speed without setting of the fireworks. Well, the run through went fine, the problem occurred when the person managing the sequence bored failed to turn the speed back down from 100x. So the fireworks went off, just all simultaneously, and in a span of 14 SECONDS. At least it made national ...