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there is a very good reason why i look pissed in the picture above.
one morning long ago, when i was but a child of, hmmm, i'd say two years, three months and seventeen days, my mom was reading one of those ladybird "learn about" books to me. when the topic was about volcanoes, the example given in the book was mt. popocatepetl. now, even for an adult, this is a definite tongue-twister (go ahead, try to say it three times in a row). we then spent the next thirty seconds making sure i was able to pronounce it - thirty seconds was all it took because i was a very smart kid (it's been downhill ever since, sadly).
so, when the chance to finally see this volcano of my youth came around, we jumped at it. it was going to be a grand reunion of sorts!
wouldn't you know it, before we got there, the news came out on our taxi's radio that mt. popocatepetl started spewing smoke for the first time in ages! AGES! five minutes later, our taxi suffered a flat tire - but that's another story.
after traveling all that way, you think i was able to see it in all the smoke and haze?
you think i'd get a break for a change?
HIJO DE PUT@!!!
this was when i really started to seriously consider that a black cloud was following me wherever i went. the blizzards in new york, the storms that hit the cities i traveled to the moment i arrived, the parrot fish attack - oh wait, that was underwater, but i think it happened on a stormy day.
(this theory would later be reinforced by several other similar incidents, including the fact that the great wall was covered by the thickest haze imaginable when i went there)
well, we did see great views of the rest of cholula from the church, nuestra senora de los remedios.
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