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... it being pillaged. This was only discovered 4 years ago. Clever Franciscans. The town has rebuilt its wall which had been demolished in places when cars became popular and it now has it's sea gate and land gate back. Had a drink in the cantina where everyone who came in by the land gate used to converge to quench their thirst. Very earthy. The houses are very pretty and painted beautiful ...
... as well as the usual emigration and immigration procedures. So when one of the taxi drivers offered to take us across the border and deliver us to our hotel in Chetumal for $30 we were sorely tempted. We beat the price down to $25 and were soon speeding through the flat agricultural countryside to the Belize / Mexico border.
It was $25 well spent as our driver knew exactly which window in which building we had to go to and in which order, as well ...
... keeping us here then...
Our tummies were grumbling so we joined the churchgoers outside the main church for fish empanadas (pies) and arroz con leche (rice pudding) between their 7am and 9am masses. That was for starters. For mains we stopped at a fast food joint that seemed popular with the locals for really cheap tortas. 2 more hours had passed.
Time to head back, guess we'll have to settle ...
... over a cool looking guy who did speak English and knew the owners of the restaurant so he gave them a call for us. No, they weren't planning to open until 3 or so. Evidently it was too bad about our booking. So if you are in San Cristobal reading this and thinking of going to Babel, do me a favour and give them a miss. It's the least they deserve. The cool dude who'd been helping us told us that the Argentinian grill a few doors down was great so we headed there instead. His advice ...
... Canada, they use them everywhere, school zones, coming into a town,
construction areas and cross walks. Some are painted more colorful
than others, the one we hit tonight was kind of a midnight black. We
didn't have time to slow down and Hazel got it right in the knees.
Had to reinstall the roof racks but everything else seems fine, Hazel
will not require medical attention.
OK, all for now.
Four amigos in Mexico. Hazel,
if your still counting.