Holiday Inn Campeche
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Travel Blogs from Campeche
We stop in the coastal "city" of Campeche and itīs seriously hot. Then it rains, and its seriously wet - the streets flood with water. We watch a medieaval lightshow in the pouring rain and see a huge crowd gather for the upcoming election in this walled pirate town.
... not quite as restful as I had hoped however, when the hostel man showed in a very drunk Mexican at 4am (despite my Spanish request for a womanīs only dorm!). The drunkard turned out to be charming though, and informed me in very formal English that he just wished to sleep and meant me no harm. Imagine both our surprise the next day when he woke up, brutally hungover and unable to speak a word of English. He offered to show me the city, which I rather warily agreed to. ...
... car pull up. A smiling policeman sauntered over and told us politely in Spanish that the swings were for people with disabilities (we knew this because he pointed to the swings and then pointed to the very prominent wheel chair symbol painted on the ground underneath them). Afterwards we strolled back to our hotel, watching the sunset over the ocean. In reading a bit about Campeche while we were there I read about a real estate development a bit further up the ...
... beach with Kona, but I hope to swim a length or two of the
This afternoon we went to Campeche,
bought some supplies, then went to the centro. Cathie did some
computer work, while Kona and I walked around the centro. I am more
and more impressed with Mexico with every city we visit. The
cobblestone streets, colorful buildings, interesting shops, and the
centro, complete with shoe shiners and free wifi. Since its so hot
in the day, fyi, ...
... a little time shopping before taking a cab to the bus station (I'd waited for a bus but it was way hotter than it had been all week and I didn't want to burn). Campeche bus station is odd (for Mexico) in that you have to take a numbered ticket and wait your turn instead of just queuing. This meant it was a twice as long wait. I successfully booked my ticket entirely in Spanish which made me vow to do more Spanish lessons at home so I could interact even ...
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