Posts Tagged ‘Jalapa’

In February 2008, we made a trip to Xico near Xalapa to see the waterfall used as a backdrop in the film “Romancing the Stone.” While the waterfall was impressive, we also found a second waterfall nearby to also be interesting. Anyone visiting the area should check out both of them. Our traveling campanion, Marie, wrote a nice article about our day trip on her blog which you can read at —


I also made a video of our day trip and posted it on YOUTUBE which can be seen at —

Stephen, Genuine-Tourist, reporting from Baraboo, WI, USA


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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity; it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had everything before us, we had nothing before us; we were all going directly to Heaven, we were all going the other way . . .  to Tlaxcala, Xalapa, and Veracruz  😉  .”

Yes, we are returning to Tlaxcala and Veracruz between January 22nd and April 30th.  We plan to start by getting a brief two day tour of Mexico City by our esteemed guide, Robert Cox, the Mexico-Mystic,  —




Then we will travel to Tlaxcala for several weeks/months stay.  At some point, we will visit the beaches north of Veracruz and travel through Xalapa one or two times on route, I figure. 

We had planned to be in Tlaxcala this October and November (right now ;-(   However, air plane tickets were toooo high, so we stayed home and spent the alleged money on a new roof for our house and some carpet for our basement.  Since then, the price of plane tickets have dropped, so we booked flights on Northwest Airlines via Detroit to Mexico City. 

Now, we booked on Northwest at some peril to ourselves because one of my relatives is a former striking mechanic with Northwest Airlines and all family members are supposed to avoid flying with them.  We are not only supposed to refrain from flying with Northwest, out of respect for his lost job, but also because he doesn’t think the planes will stay in the air with only 300 mechanics instead of the usual 3,000!.

Oh well, I guess the pocketbook always gets one’s vote, and they were the cheapest.  And, yesterday, gas went below $3.00 a gallon in southern Wisconsin, although it is still higher in our town than other places.

I am trying to decide whether to bring my computer with me on the trip.  When I bring it, I am able to post on blogs directly “from the field,” but it is a heavy load, and I hear now about some possible problems at the border with laptops.  Last time my individual total luggage weighed almost 100 lbs ;-(    This time I would like to keep it under 50 lbs total, BUT my packed laptop alone is almost 20 labs ;-(

If you haven’t notice, I have posted a LOT of video about southern Mexico on YouTube.  You can see it (and even ME) by going to — 


So, even In the “best of times and the worst of times” we plan to follow our “addiction” cravings and return to Mexico this winter.  We did purchase round trip tickets so we can get back to USA even if the economy further melts down, but then I don’t think I would mind being stranded in Mexico either 😉

Stephen, Genuine-Tourist, reporting from Baraboo, WI, USA

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