Holiday Inn Ciudad de Mexico Trade Center
Travel Blogs from Mexico City
Just a quick entry to let you all know that we have arrived safe and sound here in Mexico City. Our flights here had a bit of turbulance, but other than that, everything went really well. The kids are excited to be here but very tired after all that travelling. Time for some sleep now before we explore the city centre tomorrow!
Had my dinner. Have myself organized and I will be at the Aeropuerta 7am to get back to Vancouver. L.A. first the Van. next day Trail
See you soon
... to sit outside and overlook the plaza which was filled with many mariachi singers and hawkers trying to sell you a photo, serenade, or shawl. At one point within the confines of the restaurant, we had competing mariachi bands playing simultaneously around us. A beggar woman ask for money and when we played dumb, pulled out a plastic cup from the inside of her jacket and asked for us to tip some of our drink! It wasn't what we expected as it lacked authenticity and frankly a little ...
... to give our driver Pedro was first a dollar a day ie perhaps 30 pesos, maybe 40, give 50 if you want 50 MP.
Jim asked about the tip for Sid. I thought anywhere between $1.00 to $3.00 US equivalent would be in order. I thought something rounded to the nearest 50 MP based on $2.00 US was in the ballpark. There were days we saw little of him and/or others guided [a negative] but he was a real comedian, quipster and always helpful [a positive].
Today's Stupid ...
... about getting over to the concert. The website advertised doors at 10pm, but without a ticket got there early around 9.15. As I got out the Metro station, heard they were on stage so ran across a blind corner and was probably within a couple of centimetres of full on getting run over. With that obstacle overcome, asked the bouncer how long they had been on stage (apparently about 10 minutes) and what time the concert finished (about another hour and a quarter). Paid ...