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... been dubbed the most violent city in the world. That title has been shrugged off recently, and the tourist rush is back on.
There are really 2 sides to Acapulco - Antiguo and Nuevo. Antiguo is the old city, where it used to be the hot international destination. But as it started to get overcrowded with the riff-raff (backpackers and tourists like me), the elites moved elsewhere. They moved down the bay and built it up to a degree that you ...
Today we spent the day sailing down the coast of Mexico. From our map, we are off the coast of Acapulco. No port stops today as we are heading to Guatamala, which takes two nights and two days sailing to arrive. The waters are very calm and the sailing very smooth. We are both very relaxed and Johnny is enjoying the variety of foods on board.
I was expecting Acapulco to be overrun by Americans but apparently the resort had bad press a few years ago so the Americans and Canadians now head to Cancun and Playa Del Carmen. It seemed quite a safe place to me. This is probably helped by the fact that the Mexican Presidents two daughters are currently in the town. Armed police are very ...
... ll be fine. Things had also considerably calmed down from what it was like a couple of years ago, but tourist numbers are still dropping in general.
First night involved having a few beers on a private part of the beach so that was pretty sweet, then went back to stay in Mario’s really nice house and met his family who were also really hospitable – his mum cooks some of the best food I’d had in Mexico :) Again I could only apologise for being a sweaty ...
... a shower! We had a couple of breaks and went and jumped in the pool. But it is installed. Finally. We departed the marina and are on anchor again, still in Acapulco for the night. The only problem remaining is the lack of satellite phone (hereafter referred to as "Iridium"). Funny thing I just learned. It is the Iridium system because the atomic number of Iridium is 66, which is the number of satellites originally launched to support the Iridium sat-com ...
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