26 responses

  1. Julia
    May 31, 2013

    I loved Veracruz!! I lived there for about 6 months and your photos bring back so many great memories! Thanks for getting a great photo of the cafe at Parroquia! I don’t know how many times I have craved their cafe and their food! And beautiful beautiful photo of the sunset! I just love Veracruz!

    • Matthew Karsten
      June 6, 2013

      Some excellent coffee there at La Parroquia. But the people watching is even better. :D

  2. Sofia
    February 3, 2013

    Nice photos, they tell a wonderful story!

    • Matthew Karsten
      February 3, 2013

      Thanks Sofia. Veracruz is a very pleasant place for a photo-walk. :)

  3. Tracy Antonioli
    January 17, 2013

    I. Love. This. Post. GORGEOUS photos! (And I love your layout. As a travel blogger, I admire photo-rich themes. This one is GREAT!) My favorite photo has to be the goose in the alley photo, because I’ve recently become obsessed with taking photos of alleys. Though the octopus one is a close second.

    • Matthew Karsten
      January 19, 2013

      Thanks Tracy! I’ve spent a lot of time tweaking this site. And yes, back-alleys are always interesting to photograph.

  4. Tamara
    January 10, 2013

    All of your photos are fantastic, but I especially loved the one of the La Huaca neighborhood! I visited Veracruz in the late 90s, and I’d love to return. This post was inspirational. I remember visiting La Parroquia for their famous coffee, and while I’m with you on strong, black coffee, I have great memories of my experience there. Thanks for the walk down memory lane!

  5. Michele Peterson (A Taste for Travel)
    December 26, 2012

    There’s nothing quite like getting chased by a goose when travelling! Great photos…you’ve put Veracruz on my to-visit list!

  6. Rusty
    December 26, 2012

    I love the pics. I’m putting Veracruz back on my to do list.
    The sunset is fantastic, but I can’t figure it out. How is it that the sun is setting into the Gulf when you are on the east coast?

    • Matthew Karsten
      December 26, 2012

      LOL! You are totally right Rusty. Just looked at my meta data, and it was taken in the morning. Wow. I’m on a roll with this post. Maybe it’s time to hire an editor. :D

    • Sandra Guedes
      December 26, 2012

      I thought it was a sunrise? Which if it is, than Matt geography is right… or is it? :P

      • Matthew Karsten
        December 26, 2012

        I find that sunrises are usually a lot less colorful than sunsets, so just assumed sunset. That and this was taken a few months ago. Hard to keep track of all the sunrises & sunsets I’ve photographed. :)

      • Sandra Guedes
        December 27, 2012

        (The caption also says sunrise) Either way its a great picture. Can’t wait to see some more :)

      • Matthew Karsten
        December 30, 2012

        Yeah, they all said sunset before — I’ve corrected them to sunrise. :)

  7. Mom
    December 26, 2012

    Love the photo of the fort and flowers-the contrast is amazing! Nice job, Matt! And, the milk pouring from the pitcher-I’m always surprised by your topic choices! Don’t know how you decide, but keep them coming! And, I am not prejudiced at all!

    • Matthew Karsten
      December 26, 2012

      Not prejudiced? Ok, Mom. :D

  8. Ruth (Tanama Tales)
    December 24, 2012

    Great photos as always. I like the first photo because I have never heard of Huevos Tirados and Gordas Negras. Love to try regional food in different parts of Mexico. A little observation: Xalapa is the capital of the state of Veracruz.

    • Matthew Karsten
      December 25, 2012

      Woops! Thanks for the correction Ruth. This is what happens when you don’t have an editor. :D

  9. Vera
    December 24, 2012

    Sorry, no way I’m able to pick a favourite picture – they’re all fab (and I’m not just saying that)! I would definitely love to go to Veracruz, and be it only because everyone would understand my name. Unless people never get it because I talk funny. Who even knows.

    • Matthew Karsten
      December 25, 2012

      What does your name mean Vera?

      • Vera
        December 25, 2012

        The name is said to be of Russian origin (which explains why I choose wodka when it comes to spirits;)…) and means “faith”. Although there’s also the latin “veritas”, meaning truth… And last but not least, “Veracruz” seems to stand for (The city of the) “True cross”. This reminds me of my chemistry teacher, who would avoid teaching chemistry at all costs, but instead examine the origins of all our names and also talk about trains a lot. I really feel like I never had chemistry at all! Oh well:)

      • Martha A
        December 26, 2012

        Veracruz was originally named “La Villa Rica de la Vera Cruz”
        Villa = village like the ones found in Spain
        Rica = for the richness the that Moctrezuma sent to the newcomers (And Hernan Cortez hopes to find more)
        Vera = true
        cruz = Cross, because the day the Spaniards arrived in Chalchihuecan April 22nd was good Friday and the cross where Jesus crucified was revered.

        After many years and changes it has been reduced to just Veracruz. I was born in Veracruz and after 30 away, I go back every 6 to 9 months.

      • Matthew Karsten
        December 26, 2012

        Thanks for the rundown Martha!

  10. Maria
    December 24, 2012

    I’d definitely consider it and would go by bus since I live close-by. Love the pic of the octopus

    • Matthew Karsten
      December 25, 2012

      Bus travel in Mexico is great! I took one up to Mexico City after my stay in Veracruz.

      • Maria
        December 26, 2012

        I’ve used Greyhound (affiliates) in the US and it so sad – literally, wires dangling from the ceiling, seat parts broken and/or missing completely. However, I hear the buses just a few hours south are darn near luxurious. I’d enjoy that for a change.

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