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Old 03-31-2009, 07:24 PM   #181
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Cuantas questa por los regalos... eh... artwork.... ehh the regalos that you shoulda got for me...?



Thats some cool stuff. I've thought about a Mayan style tattoo but I cant find anything that I know what it means and I like.


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Old 03-31-2009, 07:54 PM   #182
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Old 03-31-2009, 08:14 PM   #183
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Stunning report.

Always wanted to do Quintana Roo. I trained under Lamar Hires (NSS-CDS) and dived much of Florida's cave systems. But I always wanted to do QR. Never did.

Thanks for the inspiration to get my butt in gear!
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Old 03-31-2009, 11:48 PM   #184
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Old 04-01-2009, 06:16 AM   #185
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Old 04-01-2009, 06:35 PM   #186
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I've been absorbed in this report for a few hrs. Bob. THanks a lot. Donnie and I just got back from Mazatlan and are already thinking ;of another trip. Planning on taking the family to Carneval next yr. I've stayed at La Siesta in Maz. 2x. Would Veracruz or Maz be a better choice for that event? Farrell
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Old 04-01-2009, 07:14 PM   #187
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Planning on taking the family to Carneval next yr.

I've stayed at La Siesta in Maz. 2x.

Would Veracruz or Maz be a better choice for that event? Farrell
Neither is better. Carnival Veracruz is larger and more rowdy. Carnival Mazatlán is more family oriented.

Most Carnival sites are located in port cities, or cities located near the coast. Can you guess why that is? A prize for the correct answer.

There are also Mexican Carnivals in Cancún, Merida, Guaymas, Ensenada, and Zihuataneo.

Carnival Mazatlán is February 11 - 16, 2010, and most of the other Carnivals are on or near that date.

Since you say you've been to Mazatlán twice, consider Veracruz or one of the other, lesser party sites. If classic Carnival wasn't my first choice, I'd sure as shootin' pick Merida. A fantastic, artsy-fartsy, cultural gem, with lots of real history in and around. My last choice would by Cancún. Nothing wrong with it, just too over-run with too many of "us".

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Old 04-01-2009, 08:29 PM   #188
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Most Carnival sites are located in port cities, or cities located near the coast. Can you guess why that is?
Stronger European/Catholic influence due to historical commerce in those cities?
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:08 AM   #189
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There are also Mexican Carnivals in Cancún, Merida, Guaymas, Ensenada, and Zihuataneo...
There are two carneval celebrations also of note in MEX. These are in Jalostitlan and Autlan de la Granja. These are off the beaten path of most Gringos. Both of these are in conjunction with the the pre-Lenten calendar. Both focus on bullfighting. The one in Jalos. brings in the best bullfighters from around the world. Aficionados of tauromaquia attend these, or at least know about them.
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...Most Carnival sites are located in port cities, or cities located near the coast. Can you guess why that is? A prize for the correct answer...
I won't spoil the fun on this one. I'll leave it for some noob to research.

The carnivales take different character in different places. My wife reports that she thought the one in Salvador da Bahia was was the best of all. I rather enjoy the German version of Fasching (in Bavaria). Good sidebar topic, BTW.
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I live in the US state for Carnival.... and still dont get it.... (thats called Mardi Gras here, btw... )
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'cause it's easier to get the cruise ships docked there?
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:18 AM   #193
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Most Carnival sites are located in port cities, or cities located near the coast. Can you guess why that is? A prize for the correct answer.
Because port cities were where the greatest mixing of different cultures occurred? Spanish, Indian, African, Caribbean?
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Thanks for the response guys. This site is invaluable. All my inmates to assist in my next adventure !
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Stronger European/Catholic influence due to historical commerce in those cities?
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Because port cities were where the greatest mixing of different cultures occurred? Spanish, Indian, African, Caribbean?
In the old game of Hot and Cold, Valmis and Gitana are getting warmer
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