Tuesday, August 01, 2006


After leaving the intense summer heat of the Yucatán peninsula, it was nice to ascend back up into the mountains again, as we made our way toward Mexico City.

We made one overnight stop in the scenic little city of Orizaba, where the above church stands in the pretty central plaza.

The main attraction around these parts is Orizaba Peak, a gigantic 18,700 foot volcano that is the third-highest peak in North America, and more than 4000 feet higher than anything in the continental U.S.

Unfortunately it was cloudy when we passed through, so we had to swipe the 2 photos of the volcano from the Internet. Pretty impressive-looking spot, though, huh?

Another church we passed by in the pretty central plaza of the nearby town of Córdoba

Continue on to Mexico City