Xalapa & Puerto Veracruz

Firstly, Veracruz was where the Spanish empire landed after taking the Caribbean islands, thus beginning their conquest deep into Mexico (which for a while was named New Spain).

But the history didn’t end there, because most slaves would be imported into Veracruz, all attempts at rebellion of the Mexican peoples would be repressed by the Spanish Navy through Veracruz, the French empire would try to conquer Mexico through Veracruz (twice), and even the Americans had their control of Veracruz back in the day.

Nonetheless, In this adventure, I bought a bus ticket from Mexico City to the Capital of the state of Veracruz – Xalapa.