Trip Start Jan 11, 2010
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It was in Veracruz that I really started feeling away. My only experience with the tropics was Colombia in 2003 and Veracruz brought back those smells. It's hot and wet, facades crumbling from the humidity, old couples dancing in the plaza late at night, you hear salsa everywhere and you eat guanabana ice cream
Veracruz was getting ready for Carnival. Stands raised throughout the length of its malecon and drumming practices in the evening. It's always my first temptation to slap labels on things and places, it's how I function in understanding the world, and while I have some ready for Veracruz I'll give them some time to ferment. They revolve around the concept of Caribbean and I am very curious how they'll evolve as I travel its western shores. Anyhow, Veracruz prompted a major change of itinerary: not sure when I'll get another chance at experiencing Carnival so I'm taking this one.Booked my flight to Panama City for the Carnival there which means I'll be skipping Belize and Honduras altogether and do Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama in reverse order.