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Feb 27, 2010 - Xalapa

Xalapa We arrived in Xalapa (ha-LAP-a) just in time for afternoon rush hour. Traffic was very heavy, and compounded by construction on the main through fare. Luciana had told us that it would be difficult to find her house, and thought it best if we meet at her University. We were late for our 5 p.m. meeting time, and were very relieved that she waited for an extra half hour for us. I don’t think we would have found our way otherwise. We spent that evening at Luciana’s family home catching up on what she had been doing since we had last...

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Feb 26, 2010 - To Xalapa

To Xalapa After our long ‘forced stay’ in Paradise, we were thrilled to finally be able to pack up and hit the road again. We headed for our adopted daughter Luciana’s home in Xalapa (ha-La-pa, sometimes spelled Jalapa). We were more than excited to be on the road again. Barbie was a little bit nervous to start with; her foot was still too swollen to wear her boot; she had not done the research on the car tire, so may not have had the confidence in it that I had; and the road was far from the greatest. But still, she said “it is a beautiful...

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Mar 20, 2005 - Xalapan Whine

Xalapa was a short three hour jaunt from Puebla which really felt like cake after some of the bus rides we've had as of late. Like Puebla, the bus station is five to ten kilometers from the town center, so we had to catch a cab. This is such an agreeable experience here (since I often find catching cabs in cities I don't know to be incredibly annoying): they have a booth outside of the bus station that says "Taxis Controlados" where one says where one wants to go, pays and receives a ticket to hand to the driver. This removes that feeling...

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