My Minimalist Summer 2017: Veracruz & Orizaba Mexico
The last leg of my minimalist summer travels included the cities of Veracruz and Orizaba. Veracruz was hot and it was definitely welcome after being in rainy, chilly Puebla. I can't even believe I'm saying this, but it was almost too hot! I stayed in a little Airbnb studio apartment that was about 2 blocks away from the beach. I could see the sea from window and the sea breeze at night was refreshing. I thought Veracruz would be the city where I moved abroad, at least initially, but the vibe just wasn't there at the time.
While in Veracruz, I was able to make a day trip to Orizaba to meet the black women living there. Taking the bus to Orizaba, I definitely loved the scenery. My impressions of Orizaba was that is was nice size small city, it was clean, and there were a lot of things to see. While there we took a drive around the city, visited the Poliforum and had lunch, and took a stroll along the art walk that flanks the Orizaba River. I also loved the fact you could see the mountains from anywhere in the city. I had a great time meeting Rakia and Roxana, and ultimately, connecting with them sealed the deal for me choosing to live abroad in Orizaba.
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