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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.
... Cuban feel to it – it was a little more gritty than some of the other towns of Mexico, and the atmosphere a little different. I also noticed that pretty much everyone here was overweight – like really overweight. Extremely disappointing for a beach town, but don’t think the gene pool is too strong in Veracruz… I don’t think I saw a single person that I found attractive in the few hours I did spend walking round there.
Also, when I visited McDonalds ...
... for a couple of sit in's and a tandem, which was occupied by the kayak guide and birding guide. I decided to stick close to the birding guide in case he pointed out any notable species. As it turned out, his specialty was birding and not paddling, and they were so slow and way behind the pack.
Lots of egrets, cormorants and black birds with a local name flew over us. We were heading directly towards the sun rise, behind Agaltepec Island. ...
... it, found a structure, an attractive woman and her cute bambino. We both agreed on attractive, because in these remote regions, hard-cast was the norm.
Looking at the 'facility,' we noted the kitchen was filled with enough tortillas (see the double-l?) to feed an army; an in inexplicably huge quantity, as it would be impossible for the required starving tour bus to ever reach this local.
We decided not to eat there, but to purchase ...
... took awhile with no gloves or tools. Someone had hit my bumpers while I was gone, fantastic!
The drive home from Philly was horrendous since it was rush hour. I was so glad to get home in one piece after that drive. I have to say I'd much rather have stayed in Mexico than return to this freezing weather.
Things Learned on Day 9:
1. Plata de Metal means metal plate in Spanish.