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Qxd 10/27/05 11:30 PM Page 27 T R AV E L I N S U R A N C E Buffalo Dances at Nambé Pueblo. For more information, call & 505/8524265. December 24. Canyon Road Farolito Walk, Santa Fe, NM. Beginning at dusk, locals and visitors bundle up and stroll Canyon Road, where farolitos (candle lamps) line the streets and rooftops. Musicians play and carolers sing around luminarias (little fires) and sip cider. org) can help direct you there. Or ask your hotel concierge. December 24. Matachines Dances and Other Dances, various New Mexico pueblos.

Santa Fe is a hip, artsy city that wears its 400-year-old mores on its sleeve. Nestled on the side of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, it’s an adobe showcase of centuries-old buildings that hug the earth. Many of these are artist studios and galleries set on narrow streets, ideal for desultory browsing. And then there’s upstart Taos, the little arts town and ski center of just 5,000 people that lies wedged between the 13,000-foot Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the 700-footdeep Rio Grande Gorge. Albuquerque is the big city, New Mexico style, a place with good restaurants and fun attractions such as a tramway to the top of the Sandia Mountains and lava flows covered with petroglyphs.

If you’ve forgotten yours, or didn’t even know you had one, call the number on the back of your credit card and ask the bank to send it to you. It usually takes 5 to 7 business days, though some banks will provide the number over the phone if you tell them your mother’s maiden name or some other personal information. , all of the major credit cards are accepted in the Southwest, though some smaller shops and restaurants may not accept credit cards at all. For tips and telephone numbers to call if your wallet is stolen or lost, go to “Lost & Found” in the “Fast Facts” section of this chapter.

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