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Old 06-26-2005   #1 (permalink)
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More than beaches

Mexico has more than just nice beaches, tequila and mariachis.

This place is very far from the normal route to PdC but if you are driving near Pachuca, Hidalgo the visit is higly recomended.

Look for the town of Huasca, and then for Santa Maria Regla and the place is called Prismas Basalticos (Basalt Prisms)
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Wow. Gorgeous, Jesus. Where's Pachuca? And is the name "Pachuco/pachuca" derived from this area or is there some other reason?
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Mexico has more than just nice tequila .
you hush up now Jesus, i refuse to believe this

(very cool pics though)
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Wow-I am struck! I love interesting rock formations!
That place is most definitely on my 'To See Next Time We Are in Mexico' list...
It looks a little like a monument that we have here in Calif. It is called 'Devil's Postpile.'



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Wow, Jesus, that's beautiful!
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Jesus thanks for posting those pics!! I think nature makes things so much more interesting than anything man-made
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Wow-I am struck! I love interesting rock formations!
That place is most definitely on my 'To See Next Time We Are in Mexico' list...
It looks a little like a monument that we have here in Calif. It is called 'Devil's Postpile.'



When you visit, look for the sign that explains the rock formation and makes the claim that this is unique and not found anywhere else in the world.
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amazing place Jesus!

Here's the Giant's Causeway in Ireland - it's similar.
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Ali, Pachuca is a small city NorthEast from SmogCity, about 1:15 hours by a good toll road, then from Pachuca is about 40 minutes on a 2 lane road, still paved. The last 5 kilometers are unpaved but not too bad.
Pachuca is the name of the city, "...there a two different Nahuatl roots: Pachoaca/Pachoacan, "place where the rulers gobern"; Patlachiuhacan, "place of silver and gold". More info here: http://www.pachuca.com/index.eng.html but not all the articles are traslated, use google tools.
Pachuco is the name given to a guy that used to dress like the actual rappers, loose clothing and certain slang in the 60s in Mexico, you can heart the term used in on of Cafe Tacuba (can't remember if is this band or another very popular one)? songs.

Scott, you are right, besides tequila there are also Mezcal, aguamiel and pulque.

Bonny, Michael and Mind. You all got it perfectly right, according to an article I just found yesterday, those are the 3 best examples of the formations around the world.

Sarah, I need a model for taking pictures over there, the hacienda is amazing.
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When you visit, look for the sign that explains the rock formation and makes the claim that this is unique and not found anywhere else in the world.
Hey, they got it right, the pile at the bottom is unique, in the Prismas Basalticos one there is a waterfall at the end of the "bowl" and I didn't see where the "missing" columns are, maybe they are part the of the silver benefit haciendas (the guy that owned the mine build 4 huge ones because there was so much silver and some gold that he needed all them).
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Jesus thanks for posting those pics!! I think nature makes things so much more interesting than anything man-made
Nature is full of surprises, I need more time (and money) to find them all.

This waterfall is inside the "bowl" and you can walk over there.
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Very cool!
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Great pics.....thanks for sharing them...always nice to see new places.
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Great pics...I would love to see those places but it is so hard to drag me away from the beach.
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Awesome pictures, gracias!
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