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The 2003 RV Trip - Mexico with Heart
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A Quick Update

In 2010, we moved back to the small town in Colorado that I never stopped missing while we lived in Mexico. Now I sometimes miss Mexico, but I wouldn't travel as freely as we did when we were there, camping out in remote areas and so forth.

Mexico today is in a period of change, and in many ways it is more dangerous now. That said, I have plenty of American friends who still live there very happily, just taking a few more precautions than they did in the past.

Just to say!

Rosana

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We went to La Chicaroma several more times over the couple of days that we stayed in Bernal. I talked more with the woman I had already met. Ana Hernandez and her husband Juvenal Becera, owners of the shop, were of the Chichimeca people. “I live to dance!” declared Juvenal at one point. They are […]


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La Peña of Bernal We didn’t plan to go there. We had never heard of Bernal or its rock. But the brief description in our Lonely Planet Mexico was enticing. The guidebook said Bernal, in the Mexican state of Queretaro, had about 5,000 inhabitants and was a “cute little town with a thriving tourist trade. […]


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My husband Kelly Hart is an ecological building consultant and writer who loves ancient ruins. He spent a long day roaming Teotihuacán alone. This chapter is his: The lure of climbing the Pyramid of the Sun draws thousands. I have heard about Teotihuacán for much of my life, but nothing can measure up to the […]


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The Pyramid of the Sun, in a photo taken by Kelly from on top of the Pyramid of the Moon. Teotihuacán is one of Mexico’s must-see tourist attractions. Its enormous pyramids were visible from the city streets for miles before we got to our campground in the nearby town of San Juan Teotihuacán. An ancient […]


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Abruptly, near the town of Perote, we were in the dominant climate of the Mexican highlands, a semi-desert of dry fields, cactus, and dust. At least there were some pine trees for a while. I ran into a bank in Perote, pushed in my ATM card from our checking account at home, and we were […]


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The Museum of Anthropology in Xalapa is known for its collection of Olmec heads and for the beauty of the building itself. We spent a delightful couple of hours roaming through the place. I particularly liked  the Olmec heads which seemed to have a bit of a smile. The Negroid heads, of an ancient people, […]


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In Xico, we considered the rest of our trip. Would we continue past Xalapa up into the central high plains of Mexico and make our way north, or did we want to go back to the Veracruz coast and explore the Yucatan? It was the midpoint of our time; we still had about a month. […]


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We woke to the sound of the river, knowing that we had a long, peaceful day ahead of us to do whatever we wanted. Cando had enough electricity from batteries and enough clean water in the tank to be fine for at least a couple of days. We relaxed and wrote. From our back window, […]


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And so at last we were on our way out of the city. We passed several Auto-Hotels on the outskirts of Xalapa, where Cando could have fit through the entrance, but we were ready by now for something better. We didn’t see anything in Coatepec, but rather than begin a search, we agreed that we […]


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Xalapa (also spelled Jalapa…Jalapeño peppers come from the region) was our goal the next morning. A city of about 350,000, it is off the main tourist routes but has a lot to offer. Its Anthropology Museum is second in Mexico only to the one in Mexico City. Located at about 4500 feet, Xalapa has a […]

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