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    "Show Your Shoe!"

    by Teamfast Updated Apr 21, 2005

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    During Fiesta parades like Battle of Flowers etcThere some floats that have princess. Yell out "Show Your Shoe!" at them and they'll show their shoe.Sometimes they'll have high heels, slippers, and in some cases they will be bare footed

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    About Australia

    by keeweechic Updated Jun 27, 2004

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    For any expat Aussies, Kiwi's or even Brits, go and check out the About Australia shop just opposite the Alamo. Its a large shop which also has some Texan souveniers as well, but you may just find some of the things you have been missing and can't get in the US. The American guy there is moving to Sydney to live so we had a lovely chat. I also stocked up on Berrocca, fantails and cool mints while there.

    123 Alamo Plaza or visit their website for mailing those goodies http://www.aboutaustralia.com

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    Mexican art

    by arteimagen Written Sep 5, 2003

    Toward west from downtown, you can find an entire neighborhood in wich people, most mexican of course had painted these mural art in their homes. This represent the 201 air mexican troop, the only one that took part in WWII.

    Mexican paint
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    Fiesta, San Antonio - Party Time

    by keeweechic Updated Aug 14, 2003

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    Fiesta, San Antonio is a 10 day citywide festival held on the 3rd and 4th weekends in April. The festival celebrates Texas’ victory over Santa Ana at San Jacinto in 1836 which resulted in Texas independence from Mexico.

    There are parades, concerts, art exhibitions, flower and fashion shows, street dancing and all the kind of lively celebrations that you could imagine.

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    Nationality of the Alamo

    by keeweechic Updated Aug 14, 2003

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    The largest proportion of defenders were foreign immigrants from the United Kingdom. From the 1800 Act of Union, the United Kingdom comprised: England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

    Of the men that fought and died at the Alamo, 29 are known to be from the United Kingdom.

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    Latin Central :)

    by darthmilmo Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Did you know... San Antonio has the largest percentage of latinos in any city on the US. Bet you thought it was Los Angeles, California or Miami, Florida. LA does have a higher population figure, but not percentage wise.

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    Here is a good San Antonio...

    by rids Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Here is a good San Antonio summer recipe. There will be a winter one later -- MUCH LATER!
    Sopa de Tomate Aguacate

    2 lg. avocados (aguacates), peeled and chopped
    1 cup sour cream
    4 sm. tomatoes, chopped
    1 can beef bouillon
    1/4 cup onion, minced
    1 tsp. salt
    fresh ground pepper to taste
    2 tbsp. lemon juice
    1 tsp. Tabasco (or other hot sauce)
    minced chives or green onion tops

    Set aside the chives or green onion tops and enough sour cream for garnish. Blend all other ingredients in blender. Serve ice cold in chilled mugs. Garnish with a dollup of sour cream sprinkled with chives or green onion tops.

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    Festivals and funnel cake!

    by Kodi01 Updated Aug 3, 2003

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    Funnel cake is popular at festivals.

    For Cinco De Mayo celebration, there were booths with many kinds of foods for sale.

    It was a street party not to be forgotten.

    Funnel cake -San Antonio
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    There is alot of great Mexican...

    by Kodi01 Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    There is alot of great Mexican culture there, watch out for those chile peppers or you will be jumping also. :)

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