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Here’s where we’ve been in September 2010–and some places we didn’t get to because of road closures due to the hurricane damage and landslides that have marked this year’s epic rainy season here in Mexico.
We started the month on the Pacific Coast in Acapulco. After a few days exploring Acapulco’s faded glory we headed north to Taxco with a stop at the Parque Nacional Grutas de Cacahuamilpa which turned out to be some of the largest with the most intricate natural formations that we’ve seen.
From the hilly, cobbled streets of Taxco we went to another extreme: Nevado Toluca, a volcano that’s the fourth highest peak in Mexico at more than 15,000 feet. Here we were foiled by road closures again, but we can’t blame the weather for this one. Apparently, the road to the top of the volcano has been closed for a couple of years now…
From Toluca we traveled to Mexico City for our third visit to this amazing city in the course of our Trans-Americas Journey. Of all of our visits to the capital this was, by far, our easiest entry. Light traffic, no police hassles, just perfect.
Then on to Puebla and Cholula before we headed toward Tlacotalpan and Los Tuxlas in Veracruz State on the Gulf Coast. We say toward because the road in front of us was closed yet again thanks to hurricane damage and continuing flooding. With very little daylight left we headed back the way we came, then diverted into Puerto Veracruz.
Stay tuned for more about all of these destinations in upcoming blog posts. For now, check out the map, below.