There was no romance about the mosquitos, however.
Everything that is really Mexican is either Aztec or Spanish.
There are even many huts built entirely of the universal aloe.
The plateau of Mexico is 8,000 feet high, and that of Puebla 9,000 feet.
During the Tertiary period the whole valley of Mexico was one great lake.
At sunset we are rattling through the streets of the little town of Cordova.
I am afraid the Spanish American has not always a very strict regard for truth.
Whenever anything disagreeable is happening in the country, Vera Cruz is sure to get its full share.
Taking it as a whole, Mexico is a grand city, and, as Cortes truly said, its situation is marvellous.
One step outside the gate, and we are among the sand-hills that stretch for miles and miles round Vera Cruz.