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... 1800-6000 Mexican troops led by General Antonio Lopaz de Santa Anna, after holding out for thirteen day they were finally overrun with only a hand full of survivors left
This action became a heroic symbol of resistance for the Texans in their struggle for independence which they won a year later.
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... s all about. After that we headed out in Austin for the evening which was pretty cool and plenty going off nightlife wise. Sunday, we came back to New Braunfels and took a nap before playing footy again in Cals boss' back garden. A pretty rich guy so it's a big garden. A little hungover, running around in the heat was not too pleasant, and definitely not the New Braunfels dream! Later on we headed to the cinema, where they serve you meals and drinks to your seat which ...
... taxes, they didn't want to and therefore no longer wanted to be apart of Mexico so in 1836 Texas became under attack from the Mexican army as the texans wanted to leave Mexico State and become their own state and be apart of America once again; they won obviously but that's why Texas has such a big influence of Mexican culture. We then went for a riverboat ride which was lovely and cool with the breeze! There is so much history in San Antonio it's hard to ...
Our time in Dallas is coming to an end; another city down - it's going so fast! Dallas is a really nice city it has some cracking landmarks and it very green despite the blistering heat which is unbearable and even hard to walk in, it feels like you have a weight on your shoulders and your really short of breath all the time. Felt really safe here, they always have police officers riding around on bicycles near enough on every corner and some ...
... money to Texas!! I took a picture of a sign outside . . . assuring us that everything was 100% Mexican!! We did observe that there are many more items in the shops that are part of the 'Day of the Dead' celebration in Mexico (Día de los Muerto), celebrated in November.
The Alamodome is near the train station. I took a picture of it at dusk . . . interesting structure, suspended by cables from 4 pylons.