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Sunday 8 September 2013 Did a big walk to the Handcraft market in extremely hot conditions but nice to get some exercise. We have been very slack. A bit like every other market you see. We could have even bought a giraffe - very Cuban. Met up with a couple of the others for lunch and then off to catch a cab to the airport. Leaving was a less stressful experience than we thought it would be. ...
... lots of giant, hairy jungle spiders and scorpions to see. We soon realised it was nearly 4pm and we needed to make our way back out. We quickly went back to see the white Ryno which was being fed when we first went past, he was now standing out in all his glory. We then rushed back to the front gates to meet Julio, which seemed like a good 3km away. When we got there he was waiting for us. We got in the car completely exhausted and returned to our hotel. ...
... I drank like that for the next few days. My body sure did feel the effects though. Poor liver. Good thing I have two.
I definitely strayed from the typical tourist path. I attended some birthday parties and learned a few salsa moves. I watched a handball scrimmage match at some of the facilities used in the Mexico City 1968 Olympics. I played drums in Adolfo’s band while jamming out with a parking attendant who kills ...
... very popular. I had guavabana (couldn't figure out what it was) and zapote (the black fruit) flavour and Yang had chocolate and coffee. Not bad - the icecream is less creamy and more sorbet like here.
To get to Polanco, we walked through Chapultepec Park and because its Sunday afternoon, the park was completely packed with a fun circus-like atmosphere. ...
... do a 5 minute journey by car, you would have to allow yourself about 30 minutes. The traffic is at a standstill at all hours of the day until about midnight. To give you a better idea, it is so jammed that the Mexicans make the most of the opportunity to sell things in the middle of the motorway lanes. Additionally, you will hear car horns beeping from the moment it wakes you up in the morning.
Number 2, instead of the ...
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