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I arrived around 9:30AM. Somehow I was thinking I'll get here around 6AM. Of course, it's a 15-hour bus trip. I must have had a good sleep in the bus as it didn't feel like that long.
Hotel Baluarte. I finally stayed in a real, nice hotel. Feels like being back to civilization. The reception was nice enough to allow me to check-in early …
... donīt want to go back, and would rather stay here, or left for Canada. We had a lot to talk about USA, Canada and Mexico together. At the end we spent in Veracruz two nights. But that's more or less just because we met with Pavel, otherwise one day would be more than enough. At least we had time for relax-reading, bloging etc., and the third day early morning we jumped on the bus to Palenque with a transfer in Villa Hermosa. The long day bus ride awaited us. ...
Sunday 27th Nov
The weather report today has dropped the temperature to a maximum of 14 degrees with rain. We went out in shorts and sandals but I wore a light jumper in deference to the weather report. IT WAS FREEZING. My hands were like ice, I lost feeling below the knee and my cold kicked up a gear…. Note to self – don't ignore the weather report. :0(
We hit the ...
"Can I offer you a drink?" asked the air hostess on the plane to Mexico, as I ate my tin foil lunch with the aeroplane-standard plastic fork.
"Yes, please. I'll have a glass of white wine" I said, pointing at a glass bottle on her trolley.
"Sorry madam, that's not white wine. We only have Tequila."
Although I didn't indulge in a glass of Jose Cuervo mid-air, I was very pleased that Mexico was living up to ...
... in the plaza had been blacked out, its normal glow replaced by a light show that puts a Pink Floyd Anniversary Rave to shame, complete with sick break beats from some unseen master DJ...........These people have a sense of life, of camaraderie, of wonder, of faith, of strength, of BEING that I have never encountered before. Not one head hangs in shame in this city, not one beggar remains empty handed at the end of the day. Even the poorest of the poor hold out that there ...
Hotel Baluarte is just a few blocks away from the sea and the zocalo, both within few minutes walking distance. Gran Cafe de la Parroquia, an institution in Veracruz, is also nearby. The pool is quite small, but it's good enough to take a dip in to cool off from the scorching heat of Veracruz. Very neat and tidy hotel. The receptionists don't speak English and they really couldn't help much in suggestingw hat places to see -- but I realised, it's the same elsewhere even in 4/5-star hotels in the city.
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