Editor’s Note

This past weekend we went to Veracruz for Carnaval. Back in the Fall one of the airlines had a 2 for 1 seat sale and I booked flights all over this country. Two tickets to Veracruz was less than $2000 pesos. A short flight, and we were in the middle of the 2nd largest Carnaval in Latin America.
For 10 days Veracruz closes its streets to parade after parade after parade. Huge professional floats, scantily clad women’s and very buff men, dancers everywhere! and music, music, music. It was a feast for the sense.
Each night a free concert is held on the malecon. Mexican music isn’t my forte but the bands had name recognition even to me! The final headlining act was Luis Miguel which will have plenty of women (and some men too) screaming like little girls.
It’s a beautiful city with clean wide sidewalks, no topes or potholes and beautiful colonial architecture. If you get a chance to visit, even just for a weekend, there is plenty to do, see, eat and hear. Be sure to pack your dancing shoes as the heart of the Veracruz people is definitely filled with marimba, salsa, tango and more.