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The magic circle of western Mexico
« på: 12.03.2018 09:02 »
"Our little group was convinced there were caves lurking everywhere in the state of Jalisco and our technique for finding them was simple. We would pick a pueblito somewhere, go to the plaza and walk up to one of the old-timers inevitably sitting there on a bench, warming himself in the early-morning sun.

“Buenos días,” caballero,” we would say. “Do you happen to know if there are any caves around here?”

“Cuevas?” the old man would reply and then, perhaps, a dreamy look would come into his eyes. “There’s a cave on that hillside, right over there. They say there are gold bars buried inside. We looked everywhere for them, but all we found were mountains of guano, from all the bats.”"

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