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El dia de la Independencia de México

Suddenly last Saturday this city became crowded. Literally overnight tour buses clogged our tiny street, the beach was packed, the streets were packed and even our apartment building was now packed after seeming fairly empty (these are mostly vacation rentals).


   Sunday night we decided to head out into the city and see what all the fuss was about. This is me and Oscar on the pulomina (an open air taxi that is common here).

We rode all the way to the downtown where the big festival was at the Plaza. When we got there however they said "No pets!" So Mike took Oscar and said he'd meet up with us, and Naomi and I entered the festival area.

We walked into the tightest, wall to wall people crowd I've have only been in once before, on New Year's Eve at Times Square, and that was awful too. We could barely move, and shuffled our way over to a slightly more open area by the cathedral where Naomi took this amazing photo.

Anyway after this I wanted to leave. Naomi and …

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