Holiday Inn Express Tapachula
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Today we decided to venture around the Puerto Chiapas port on our own. We had checked out the NCL excursions before our trip but nothing caught our eye so we decided to explore on our own.
With the help of cruise critic, I found out that Mexico was having their Day of the Dead Celebrations on this day. We therefore thought this would be the perfect outing for us while at this port - Find a cemetery at port and celebrate with the locals. ...
... through the immigration/customs system. They make their own badges and pretend they are official. They are present at most border crossings and can be a pain.
I went to the Banjercito in Tapachula only to be told that the one I wanted was 60km away !!!!!! However, trying to get out of this town was a nightmare as the road surfaces were worse then grim and, due to roadworks, I was up, down & around all the small roads for over an ...
... We then had the joy of the chicken buses to endure.
The first one was FULL (ie three to every two person seat) when we got on. 21 of us standing chest to back down the aisle. Bearly enough room to inflate our lungs. The locals staring in horror at what the hell had just got on their bus, some even taking pictures. The other 7 of the group were actually on the roof with the bags. Ironically we were asked to take all tent parts etc that we were carrying on the outside of ...
... yum, yum). San Cristobal has everything and that means rich and poor, side by side.Where ever you go the' ambulante's go with their wares. Going towards the huge local markets, one being an artisan market and the other the most wonderful and beautifully displayed food market I had ever seen. The fruits and vegetables so colourful and piled up pyramid style in small baskets or buckets. Even cured meat hanging in the shops doorways - I suppose the Spanish brought some ...
... new friends, swimming in the lake, checking out a local indigenous market and being tourists at a lake front restaurant with a hot tub!
Info: the 2pm bus from Minerva goes directly to “Panna” and costs Q20.
Papaya seeds and Grapefruit seed extract are fantastic for an upset stomach.
Injuries/Illness: funky tummy
Food: incredible breakfast, incredible people, incredible ...