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... which gives a total of 52 - the number of years in a Aztec calendar round.
:ater we went to Papantla to eat and celebrate independence day. We had Chili en Nogada, the national food in the national colors (green chili in white walnut sauce with a bit of red pomegranate). The center was quite small, but really nice. There were also many stalls that sold everything in the Mexican colors. I bought a flag. The weirdest thing they sold were ...
... This required some complicated local bus transfers, so after the museum marathon, I was pretty spent. I lazily wandered around the garden, opting not to hike up into the cloud forest. I just tried to enjoy the trees and the tranquility away from the bustling, traffic-heavy streets of Xalapa.
Once back in the center, I went for a very late lunch/early dinner at La Fonda, which overlooks one of Xalapa's busiest streets near the Parque Juarez. ...
... a VISA for three hours in Miami.. I managed to get my visa then my bag was waaaaay over weight - I had 20 mins to catch my flight cause the visa took so long to BUY yeah thanks that money was for Mex. so I literally just opened my bag and threw things out lol
Ran to my flight and just made it..
So in Miami after going through this crazy maze thing where I had to keep stopping and asking the security if I was in the right herd of people they would either grunt ...
Went downtown in search of a little something for someone back home. The market was the place to look and there we had success. Someone's going to be happy.
Today the weather is very nice and warm in the sun yet cool in the shade. This is a city of one million therefore much smaller than Mexico City with ...
... we had to do it. iPod saved the day again and I managed to get a little sleep.
Things Learned on Day 8:
1. Actopan: http://wikipaddle.org/wiki/Actopan
2. Valentine's Day seems to be celebrated more in Mexico with games and local fairs.
3. Carnaval info: http://www.2camels.com/veracruz-carniva l.php
4. Hotel Colonial has a great wi-fi connection.
5. Emmanuel: http://www.last.fm/music/Emmanuel