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alilou's Adventures in Wonderland 2 - all over the map

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by alilou, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    Seconding all of this.
     
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    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

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    alilou Crazy Stalker Lady

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    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

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    After reading your post, I want to go to Valladolid, now!

    The pictures are :swoon:
     
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    They are :swoon: !!!
    Always a treat!
     
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  8. skatesindreams

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    You aren't the only one!
    I'm glad you found suitable accommodations, at last.
     
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  9. alilou

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    A big thank you to all of you @skatesindreams @dinakt and @kwanfan1818
    Valladolid is a gem!
    It makes me happy that a few FSUers are enjoying the blog :)
    US and Cdn Nationals this weekend and I don't know how much I'll get to see - maybe get to watch some late evening. We are at a huge festival in a small town in Mexico and I don't want to miss any of it. OTOH don't want to miss nationals either. Excited!
     
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    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

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    Thanks for the link @kwanfan1818
    Tonight at the festival there will be hundreds of men dressed as Spanish colonial women in big flowery dresses! :cheer:

    Latest FB photos:
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...1139070203030.447479.705378029&type=3&theater

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...heater&notif_t=like&notif_id=1484723602595602

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...heater&notif_t=like&notif_id=1484710402920996
     
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  12. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

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    Love those photos @alilou! I want the second dress from the right or left in the center photo :)
     
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    Aren't they gorgeous! And there are hundreds of women and girls right down to toddlers dressed like that every day processioning and dancing in the streets all over town.
     
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    Great photo's.

    Did you get a chance to visit the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza as well? The El Castillo (Temple of Kukulcan) is an incredible site. Mayan architecture is amazing.
     
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    Thanks @Maofan7 . Yes we went to Chichen Itza. It is amazing! Next post will be about Mexican folk art and the cenotes, but the one after will be about the Mayan ruins - Chichen Itza, Palenque, Ek Balam, and Edzna. Got goose bumps at Chichen Itza!
     
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    Excellent - look forward to reading the posts!
     
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    @alilou - check out this episode of Ironside (at 28 minutes 6 seconds in - called 'in search of an artist' made in 1968, televised in 1969). Look familiar?
     
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    Thanks so much @Maofan7

    Can't watch now - crappy internet, and tomorrow to Cuba for 2 weeks with even crappier internet. I'll check it out as soon as we get back to Vancouver in March.
     
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    Oh it's a hoot - it's a caricature of Mexico about 50 years ago! And those men in the "field" with the few spindly stalks of corn - not quite the way it is now anyway.
     
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    At 28 minutes 6 seconds in, it shows the same road in San Miguel de Allende as in this very old photograph that I showed you a few months ago in post 178. Unfortunately, the youtube copy of the Ironside episode is very poor quality. On my DVD copy, I recognised the road immediately! Just goes to show what a tourist attraction that city has become. I doubt the producers filmed that footage specifically for that episode, as it looks like some stock footage they have just inserted in
     
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  26. alilou

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    Oh I completely missed that! :duh: I had another look and noticed the church in the distance. I would never have recognised it as San Miguel. The city has become a HUGE tourist attraction.
    I love how he's riding into town on a horse, and the next shot he's driving in in a huge car.
     
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    Awaiting whatever you share!
     
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    Lots will come eventually about Cuba (we're currently in Trinidad) but I'll have to finish writing about Mexico and Guatemala first - I have this thing about doing it chronologically. We get back to Canada March 1st so decent wifi and time to write and process photos.
     
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