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Old 03-20-2012, 01:32 PM   #7201
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Sounds like its almost around the Taxco area?
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:11 PM   #7202
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Epicenter close to Ometepec, about 130 miles east of Taxco.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:33 PM   #7203
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Hola Sjoerd;
Disfrute su viaje. Sólo recuerda, No Nieve.

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Hey John ---welcome with the first post her.
I was just planning on sending an email today to update you on this trip,, will send a pm

Sadly I must say something horrid happened last night in Mexico -- IT SNOWED
But after a cool but sunny day temps are going to rise again greatly tomorrrow
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:52 AM   #7204
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Sadly I must say something horrid happened last night in Mexico -- IT SNOWED
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:20 AM   #7205
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Trice, we felt it big time here. It was the strangest thing because I was working on the pool and then the water started moving like when you try to walk with a sauce pan of water and it begins to overflow. My dog had been acting strange all morning and she was with me outside and stayed right beside me the whole time. As soon as I felt the 'dizzy' feeling I knew what it was and then heard some people yelling from the construction site next door that it was a "temblor".
I distinctly felt the second one also, or what felt like a second one, the whole thing went on a little too long, usually we just get a little shake, but sometimes...
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:33 AM   #7206
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:55 AM   #7207
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I'm waiting to here from Bob on the other coast, he likely would have felt it over there!
And it was too early for his siesta so he would have been awake for sure LOL!
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:31 AM   #7208
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Mike, the Emporio on the waterfront was a super nice experience but next time down I'd like to try something mid range, perhaps also down your way along the malecón so I can, you know, throw more $$$ at the langosta
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:20 AM   #7209
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Sure thing, Trice. I can recommend the hotel that JimMex stayed in, with secure underground monitored parking, a preferred rate, good little bar and restaurant and pool and with what you'll be saving in the difference in the room rate you can have change left over after lobsters and drinks at the MeraMadre. Including a little jaunt to the zocalo for beers and cigars. Bob liked it, too. You can get an ocean view room and you are about 100 meters from the ocean and a few blocks to the beaches near my place. Take a look at the Rivoli Select Hotel, Boca del Rio. Locally owned and operated by a good family. Yes, I do some work for them but at the end of the day, it is good value for the peso and I wouldn't recommend them if it wasn't.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:37 AM   #7210
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I'll hit that place like a bass on a worm

While we're at this, know of any charter boat captains for a day on the water there?

Any reliable boat captain will be fine, but there's extra points for the right "assistants", if you know what I mean
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:44 AM   #7211
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I'm getting into the "water" theme whenever I travel south now.

To me, taking advantage of boat rentals at places like Atitlán and Catemaco was primo. Its nice to get a perspective of waterfront towns and cities from just that, out on the water. It also helps to appreciate why the town was built where it was in the first place.

Plus, when you get down to the docks in those places, one often discovers hidden seafood restaurant gems.

From the balcony at the Emporio, I observed more than a few "harbor cruise" type craft. What I'm talking about is the local Joe with his private Navy and an afternoon on the water buzzing in and around the harbor and perhaps up and down the coast a little bit.

I'm really facinated by the "port city" aspect of Veracruz now.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:46 AM   #7212
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Well...let's define "charter boat". Are you looking for the SS Minnow with Ginger and Mary Ann or una launcha con Emiliano y su vieja sin dientes?
The launcha is no problem (though the teeth might be). I will ask around about the other type of vessel that they simply call a "yacht" here. Fishing or diving? If it is diving, there are some ok outfits here working out of a few shops along the waterfront near the port entrance (with cattle boats) and a couple of outfits in Anton Lizardo. Good diving here, some reefs and purpose wrecks. Give me a little while to see what I can come up with for you.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:48 AM   #7213
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Somebody might guess why the vast majority of the great, traditional and historical "Mardi Gras" celebrations around the world have always been located in port cities.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:49 AM   #7214
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.......or una launcha con Emiliano y su vieja sin dientes?

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Old 03-21-2012, 07:52 AM   #7215
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Give me a little while to see what I can come up with for you.
Thanks. What I was also thinking was perhaps taking you and yours out on a boat ride and it would be fun to have a destination like some island town with a restuarant or someplace further down the coast with a dock and a restuarant.

Veracruz is a nice, relaxing place and a great place to jump off of for the riding (which you are an expert on) around the namesake state.
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