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... audio guide in English was available.
The building swoops down a hillside moving you down from the earlest history to the last stages of pre-Hispanic development. And many of the artefacts are breathaking in their beauty, in the miracle of their preservation (life-size pottery models of gods etc) and in the excellence of the preservation.
So that's it for this posting - a museum to be celebrated and lots of photos of exhibits.
... lacking potable water to Mexico's main port and entry and exit point for trade with Europe and the Caribbean. Veracruz has seen its share of hardship, having been invaded many times. My favorite thing at the museum was a panorama of a pirate attack on the city by a pirate named Lorencillo. I'll post one of the photos. Hilarious.
After the museum, my brain needed a break after reading so much information en espanol. My brain ...
... deeper water to snorkel……so much for sunbathing on sandy beaches! But we had some fun and the breeze aboard the boat was so refreshing after the humidity in Veracruz.
Later we whiled away the rest of the afternoon in an airy beachside bar drinking margaritas or piņa coladas and swimming in the sea. That evening we headed for a fish restaurant that the others ...
... we help with around the house, or just chill for a bit in between jobs. Spanish has been pretty easy to pick up and were getting better every day which helps alot now we actually know what we should be doing. There is still quite a bit of nodding and saying si even when I have no idea what the hells just been said to me however. Its really easy to forget that these tiny little kids are essentially street children and sometimes you take for granted that they have ...
... The prices were fantastic! We took pictures of the jewelry fair, the bridge and the river before going back to La Villa.
At 4:30 p.m. we had a restorative yoga class with Anna at our hotel. I've never done restorative yoga before and really enjoyed it. We used pillows and blankets to support ourselves in the poses, it was very relaxing and nothing like the traditional asanas of yoga.
After yoga we showered and went to Happy Hour at ...