Hotel Palacio Borghese
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Waking up to an alarm on holidays feels a little bit too much like going to work, especially if you know you're going to be traveling on a bus for 11 hours. We had to be up and in having breakfast when the restaurant opened at 8am, with all our bags packed ready to leave by 8.45. Once we had our breakfast I got Blanco to call a cab, we had become pretty good friends, she seemed to like us and we definitely liked her, when we left in the taxi we gave her a ...
... into the farm through the bars, wondering whether it was someone's house or the long lost sanctuary we had been looking for. Dad gave a shrill whistle that sent a young boy, who looked about the age of 15 or 16, come to meet us. He was Mexican which made it hard to have a full conversation with him. After a few minutes of trying he whistled (a little quieter this time) and another man strolled up to see why we were here. Along with him came about 7 or 8 dogs; all of different ...
... kings”, who deliver presents to children who leave their shoes out on January 6. Leah learned about this tradition during a school fundraising meeting on January 4; this was lucky for Micah and Zola, who received a couple of presents (marbles and a Star Wars light saber) in their shoes just like their Mexican classmates. We got to partake in another, related part of the “kings” tradition on the 6th – ...
... and return to the immigration office before it closed that day. What a riot. We ran to an internet hole-in-the-wall and got two computers side-by-side. Leah got to work on writing letters for Micah, Zola, and me, explaining that she would support us in every way while in Mexico. She wrote the letters in Spanish. Then, she printed out a copy of her nine-page CV. I, meanwhile, had pulled up copies of Leah’s pay stubs and our bank statements and was ...
... the bottom. I had never been so happy to be on semi-pavemented ground. We later learned that we were the first foreigners that had been brought to that indigenous site. At one point, I was starting to wonder if we were the first people ever to go to the site. It was evident that they hadn’t made the voyage in awhile.
However, once we were back in town, we decided we needed a drink. If I’d had my way, I would have been drinking ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center