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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Expedia is my favorite place to book airfare, and they handle hotels, car rentals, cruises, etc. I like the organization of the site for figuring out what flights I want. Click on the suitcase to take a look.

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May 28, 2006 — The state of Veracruz is a stunningly beautiful, historic part of Mexico, with wonderful people. One of the readers of this blog will be moving there soon, so I thought I would toss out a few links and comments. I’ve set all these links to open a new page in your browser.

There is a great blog set in Veracruz and Colorado by John Calypso, who posts comments here at times. Highly recommended!

Kelly and I have not been to the city of Veracruz but one time we drove down from Texas along the Gulf of Mexico coast almost that far before turning inland. That trip became the basis for my book, Mexico with Heart, which is completely online at this site. Here are the links to our Veracruz experiences:

El Tajin, incredible ruins in a magical setting:

The Emerald Coast Beaches, a slight shudder at passing Mexico’s only nuclear power plant, and the Carrizal hot springs. This photo shows me alone in the hot water first thing in the morning. (We had camped there overnight… when people get there, it’s much busier!)

We loved the city of Jalapa, also spelled Xalapa, but had a bit of a hair-raising day there.

Xico was the town in Veracruz that we considered living in. It and Bernal, Queretaro, where we did live last year, were our two favorite candidates to move to. This photo is of where we stayed in Xico:

We went back to Xalapa and its great museum before heading inland and out of Veracruz.

Viva Veracruz, indeed! It would be too hot for me at sea level but not up in the mountains!

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