This range is part of the Sierra Madre Mountains that divide Mexico, and which also include the Sierra Madre Occidental on the West coast and the Sierra Madre del Sur in southern Mexico.
In the area shown, ancient sedimentary rocks were folded as a result of a tectonic collision that some geologists consider related to the Appalachian folding of eastern North America.
Part of the trans-Mexican volcanic belt, Colima is actually a melding of two volcanoes, the older Nevado de Colima to the north and the younger, historically active Volcan de Colima to the south.
Radar's ability to penetrate clouds and make 3-D measurements allowed scientists to generate the first complete high-resolution topographic map of the entire region.All of Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, and Honduras are visible on this image, as well as a considerable portion of southern Mexico (the Yucatan Peninsula). Named after the ancient Maya Province of Kimpech, the state of Campeche comprises much of the western half of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the single point of contact for all inquiries about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).We read every letter, fax, or e-mail we receive, and we will convey your comments to CIA officials outside OPA as appropriate.Sure the water isn’t sparkling blue, but you’ll be busy on the Ipanema sand angling to get in with the girls in ridiculous bikinis laying next to you. I will never get tired of saying that Cordoba has the most beautiful girls in the world. The spinsters here don’t even go out at night because the competition is beyond intense.
A downside of this place is the girls are pretty damn difficult—especially if you don’t know Spanish—but I guarantee you will begging for them when you return home. I think I missed American girls for a quick minute until I snapped to my senses: I rather have difficult girls that are my type than easy girls I want to immediately dump after I have sex with them.
Several lava flows extend down the flanks of the volcano, made readily visible by prominent cooling ridges along their sides known as flow levees. Cozumel lies off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula not far across a channel from the city of Cancun.
One of the most clearly visible examples is located on the southwest flank of the cone. It is Mexico's largest island and is about 50 km (30 mi) long and 15 km (9 mi) wide.
The extinct Sierra Negra volcano to the southwest has a summit elevation of 4,640 m (15,223 ft) above sea level; while not as lofty as Pico de Orizaba, it is also one of Mexico?
I’ve been to 33 cities in every South American country except Colombia, Guyana, French Guinea, and Suriname. Pussy doesn’t fall from the sky, as you might be thinking, but the native girls actually like gringos. Go out every night, don’t be a wallflower, and you will get to experience what I plan on experiencing again in the future.
Shadows accentuate several features of the Pico de Orizaba stratovolcano visible in this photograph from the International Space Station.