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... other direction. The police officer then starts playing good cop and telling us he'll do us a favour and not give us a ticket if we give him money. Not only did he want money but he refused to give back our car registration, by this point Kike was losing his temper and began to get rather stern with him. Next thing I know there's $100 pesos changing hands and we were off again. Seriously f*** the police! We knew we'd have problems because of our DF number plates but ...
... free! The city definitely feels run-down and old, compared to the glitz and glamour of Cancun. I actually felt a bit sorry for the residents here. I could only imagine how tourism would have been such a booming business during those hay days but it's definitely apparent that the city is in desperate need of a huge injection of money to bring it back to its former glory. But perhaps that was just the cheap part of town ...
Acapulco. Once one of the world's most famous and popular resort destinations, the pretty coastal city is now mainly only visited by vacationing Mexican families (and, apparently, us). Acapulco has seen its share of gruesome gang violence in recent years, and as with many other places in the country, there are regular government protests happening in the streets. It is also still picking up the pieces ...
... been dubbed the most violent city in the world. That title has been shrugged off recently, and the tourist rush is back on.
There are really 2 sides to Acapulco - Antiguo and Nuevo. Antiguo is the old city, where it used to be the hot international destination. But as it started to get overcrowded with the riff-raff (backpackers and tourists like me), the elites moved elsewhere. They moved down the bay and built it up to a degree that you ...
Today we spent the day sailing down the coast of Mexico. From our map, we are off the coast of Acapulco. No port stops today as we are heading to Guatamala, which takes two nights and two days sailing to arrive. The waters are very calm and the sailing very smooth. We are both very relaxed and Johnny is enjoying the variety of foods on board.