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The Anthropological Museum in Xalapa (an otherwise unremrkable town) s reckoned to be the second best in Mexico - after the national museum in Mexico City. And that might well be true, but the day we visited the National Museum it was very crowded (being a free of charge entry day for Mexicans, if not for us) and not having enough descriptive material in English.
Xalapa. on the other hand, we had almost entrely to ourelves and a ...
... near Veracruz near Cordoba and Xalapa. It is also famous for its cafe's style of serving lechero, which is a milky coffee. Servers, all very young men, come around to your table with two metal kettles. One has coffee, the other has milk. They first pour the coffee (about 1/3 of the glass) and then, with the milk kettle poised high above your glass, they let flow a cascade of milk, filling your glass all the way to the brim but not overflowing, ...
... we headed off to negotiate terms for the boat trip. Apparently they were promising to drop us on an island where we could stay and sunbathe for a couple of hours. The beaches in Veracruz are sandy, but hard compacted sand that is a greyish colour, so not too appealing! Eventually we paid about £5 for the boat trip and headed off to explore the sea around Veracruz, which is an enormous ...
... Ill just leave you with the promise of actually writting the occasional blog, and will start from now. On friday eight of us are going down to the coast for Semana santa which will be good and I promise Ill record every detail just for you lot.
At the casa things are going good now weve all settled in to our routine. This is my usual week day routine.
7ish: Wake up
9Walk the youngest (Brandon whos 6) to kinder which is about 15 mins ...
... Zocalo. The Bad Humor in this case was a paper mache monster (in South America, they use dummies of local politicians.) We had a perfect view from our rooftop terrace (6th FLOOR) where, with all sorts of room, we could wrap in blankets and keep cozy in the gusty wind. And we were even spared the blistering heat and flying/burning debris that was thrown around by the wind. I’m pretty sure no one was actually hurt but I was glad to be where I was all the ...