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Old 03-22-2008, 06:13 PM   #128
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I left my bike behind at Motoaltavista (now considered my personal garage) and joined my friends in the 11-person van we rented for the trip to Tultepec. In standard Mexico fashion, navigating the 30 km there was an adventure. The cuota roads in Mexico present novel logistical problems that will seem strange to Norteamericanos. Cuotas tend to stretch on for long distances without underpasses or overpasses. To keep you paying, have very few exits and entrances... so these long stretches of highway that effectively act as impermeable barriers. Furthermore, it's often very difficult to find your way onto the few roads that do cross the cuotas.

We eventually made it to our home, a small school two blocks from the zócalo.

There were three main events on three different nights. The first was aerial fireworks synchronized with music. It was very well done, and as is typical in Mexico we were much closer to the action than possible in the US. Picutres of the fireworks didn't come out, but I did get a shot of the chicken-foot soup I tried:

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