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    Candlemas

    February 2 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Today is Candlemas which is the official end of Xmas. During the Christmas festivities a small baby Jesus is baked in a bread and whoever gets the baby hosts the party of Candlemas.
    We go for breakfast at a traditional restaurant which consists of taco's and cornbread topped with beans cheese and of course chilli. Diana's mum joins us and then it's back to her house to collect Miguel. We spend the day visiting the beautiful city o Queretaro with lots of architecture the streets adorned with market stalls. The sadness in places like this is the lack of jobs, people live hand to mouth making various artisanal products to sell on the streets. It's much colder than I expected and my suitcase is literally packed with t shirts and little summer dresses. After eating the most delicious Ice cream we drive out of the city following the aquaduct which was built as a labour of love, it literally follows the whole city.
    In the evening we head to Diana's uncles house where we celebrate Candlemas , we have singing and dancing and karaoke and every body joins in a really wonderful night with wonderful people. I'm pleased to be able to at least communicate a little with her family but they speak so fast I don't necessarily understand everything but I get by and by midnight we are home and tucked up in bed
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