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!


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I feel very lucky to have been to El Tajín, deep in the jungle and far from the usual tourist routes. Kelly and I were there in 2003.

We came up El Tajín on a misty winter day, a Monday morning when very few tourists were about:


Its heyday was probably from about 800 AD to 1200 AD, and it likely had a population of something like 25,000 people.

The carvings were wonderful:


To read more about El Tajín, here are three pages I wrote when we were there:




Some friends of ours happened to go there on the spring equinox, and they had a completely different experience. The equinox is a very big deal here, going back to ancient times, and El Tajín was full of people, all celebrating and enjoying.  Our friends had a great time, but I’m glad I went when it was quiet.

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