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... at 9pm. Then we jumped on a second class bus at 9.30pm to our stop at Papantla. This was a very slow bumpy local ride arriving 10.30 to a terminal in the wet and with no accommodation. YAY for adventure. We got a taxi that unkown at the time to us was literally up the road but because of one way streets took 5 mins . We lobbed at the Hotel Tajin and easily got a room with a bathroom for a reasonable price. It is right in ...
... A popular site to see is the dance of the Voladores. A traditional dance that has become more of a tourist spectacle these days, but involves 5 men who climb to a small platform at the top of a pole. One man, the leader of the dance, says prayers in each direction towards the other four men wishing for fertile land. Then the four other men jump off the platform with ropes tied around their ...
... playing a drum and whistle. Hes joined by 4 others who hang down upside down and then decend on ropes, spinning through the air 13 times until they reach the floor.
We get a bus out to see the ruins of El Tajin too, which are the biggest site on the Gulf Coast.
We spent most of the day collecting and filtering veggie oil and filling up the truck with veggie oil, for fuel, wow, a full tank, for free! Just for the asking, and we got to bring awareness to people about converting diesel into veggie oil as a cheaper and eco friendlier source for combustible. Well, we left for the mountains towards Durango, a historical town full of heroic stories, and battles, and ghosts. A place where John Wayne made ...
... arrived in the region. El Tajin had been a thriving city of 25,000 inhabitants and a trading center for surrounding cities, dating back to about 100 A.D.
Fernando said, “People create their gods out of necessity and fear.” “When conditions change, the gods are changed.” When the Spanish conquered Mexico in the 1500’s, the fryers and priests replaced each of the gods and their ceremonial ...