I've come back from a week-long work trip to Veracruz state, Mexico. I was in a small beach-side village called Villa Rica. Just about the nicest place for an exploration camp. Coconut, mango and tamarind trees everywhere. A five-minute walk to the beach fro anywhere in the village. Villa Rica is the place where the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés first landed in Mexico.
I want to thank the gang at Minera Cardel for their hospitality. They made sure I got to see some of the tourist site around such as the Quiahuixtlan archeological site. ♦