Tlacotalpan, Where is Everybody?
Tlacotalpan, Veracruz, is a small city with a population of almost 9,000. During the 24 hours we spent there, we saw probably less than 50. Where were they? Walking the streets was a bit eerie, as the streets of Mexican towns and cities are usually full of people walking, talking, eating, and laughing. Few stores or businesses were open. Granted, the blustery gray day wasn’t the best for outdoor activities; apparently they were experiencing a “norte,” the local name for cold fronts from the north that dominate the weather from October to April. Still, I’ve never known a little cold to hamper socializing and shopping!
UNESCO granted World Heritage Site status to Tlacotalpan in 1998 partly due to to its graceful style of architecture.
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The reason for including colorful arches on the logo is obvious – and if your building doesn’t have arches just paint them on!
A few hardy souls braved the brisk wind!
We strolled the streets and enjoyed the artwork and other intriguing sights, but we never found a hot coffee nor a cold beer!
Street scenes in tile decorated many park benches.
Tlacotalpan is well known for its Feb. 2 festival “Our Lady of Candlemas.” If you are looking for action, I recommend visiting then. But you are welcome anytime!