Hotel Agua Escondida
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Today is Monday, February 3rd. I am sitting in our covered rooftop mirador, birds singing in the trees all around me, dappled sun coming through the slats in the bamboo roof and enjoying the slight breeze and near perfect temperature. Chris has gone for a run in the Chapultepec Park and I am writing. Not so bad - to write a blog in these conditions.
Last Friday, we were invited to have 'cocktails' in a house right in the city of Cuernavaca. The American couple, who were ...
... went on a Sunday, so many of the silver tiendas were closed, but our guide helped us scope out the best deals. Other highlights included touring the beautiful Catholic church with Spanish influence, followed by a rooftop lunch overlooking the pueblo. I got lots of great deals and discovered my skill of bargaining ...
... I, of course, said no, too expensive.
Halfway on my trip to the bus station I noticed that the taxi's speedometer wasn't working. Thank god cause I think traffic was going at about 110kph in close quarters. The taxi ride cost me $200 plus propina.
It was 12:30 when I got on an Estrella de Oro bus for Taxco. The bus is half full and very super comfortable with reclining seats and leg support. This bus ride cost be $148 which is less than half the taxi rides ...
... br> We were drawing when this woman selling baskets with her little son came by. Shiela went to buy one but the woman didn't have change - getting change anywhere is sometimes so hard, especially with the 500 peso note, which is like $45 and is mainly what you get from an ATM, but if you're buying anything less than a night at a hotel, people are like, "whoa, no way, I can't change that!" The woman had Shiela's money in her hand and said "Ok, I'll go get some change." Then ...
... and taking all the silver with us.
Taxco is on the map mostly for its silver. There is no way you can leave this place without a little silver souvenier, especially since you can get 925 silver (92.5% pure) for not many dollars, depending of course on what it is that you want.
The silver was of course one of our driving reasons to go there, because Mum and I are both silver wearers, but it turned out that Taxco is even more ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Agua Escondida Taxco
Beautiful residence. Rooms are very small but clean and well decorated. A bit spooky walking around at night as there are alot of dead ends with no lights and it is a very old building. A little overpiced. Staff were lovely but we had a language barrier as they couldn't speak English and we can't speak Spanish.
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