From Veracruz I headed west to Cordoba. It felt like a long climb, made worse by a light rain. The side of the autopista wasn’t perfect, but in a situation like that it seemed better than being on the free road. The rain really picked up when I got to Cordoba and was looking for Juan Carlos’, my host, place. It turned out that he was in his family restaurant and when I got there I got to dry off and then enjoy his mum’s delicious cooking. He was working in the internet cafe next
I woke up feeling much better for my rest day. I made sure that I got my suntan lotion on even though when I headed out it was pre-dawn. I’d learnt my lessons from the previous days and didn’t really want to get sunstroke again.
Heading to Veracruz meant that I had an easy day coasting down to sea level. I got out of town, and most of the way to the toll road before the sun came up. Having been in Mexico City for the previous three months I’d got used to the very English weather
With a long day ahead of me, I’d originally figured I’d be on the road by 7 and absolutely no later than 8. As is, I enjoyed a lovely relaxing morning and breakfast prepared by América with Xico suggesting I stay longer to get to know Tlaxcala better and Annel proposing that I could stay and watch her concert later. It was tempting, but when 10 am rolled around, I was eventually heading out. It had already started to warm up a bit, and all the time in the sun the day before giving
After finishing my second course at UNAM, I had just over a week before I had to sign up for the next course. Pedro is interested in heading to Michoacan when we leave, which would mean not being able to visit the states of Tlaxcala, Veracruz or Puebla. The area east of Mexico City has plenty of mountains, including 4 of the 5 tallest mountains in the country, with the tallest, Pico de Orizaba having an elevation of 5636m, and more impressively, a prominence of 4922m (basically meaning it stands