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We arrive in Tampico tired and get a taxi out to a hotel that no longer exists. Our taxi driver suggests another which is undergoing building work, and we end up at the beach front where half the hotels are stupidy expensive towers of sanity, or grimy part-time brothels. We end up back at the bus station and buy our tickets out for the next morning!
I got to see what Veracruz looks like from my room balcony on the 5th floor. I could see a bit of the Gulf of Mexico, albeit hazy. The city looked fairly flat and homogeneous without prominent high rise buildings, perhaps by design. But the view was largely dominated by the sprawling shopping complex and World Trade Centre below. It was Sunday, and the timing and wifi signal were good for a Skype call home to let them see my sleepy look, the hazy sea view.
Not sure if that error is in English of
Spanish, but either way no comprendo.
After cruising Veracruz Cathie amazed
me once again getting us to where the book said the campsite was.
Once there “here” we met William and his wife Beatrice and their
son William. They explained this
is no longer a camp site, and we were more then welcome to camp in
their back ...
We arrived back in Mexico on Sunday the 12th of September. It was a great trip down from Portland but we were very tired. We drove about 10 hours every day. As some of you know we had a sister from here that was visiting Portland ride back with us. "Karen" When we arrived back in Altamira her mother had a delicious meal waiting for us. See why we love it here. The brothers are really wonderful. Anyway, I will try to show some pictures of our travels through the US. It was so beautiful.
... bumps, to nothing more than a well placed rope across the highway. Know one thing……they ALL slow you down!
6. Military checkpoints. You pull up, they flag you over. 5-20 men stand around with fully automatic rifles in army fatigues and ask you a few questions. Then they decide whether pass or not. All I do is smile and say, “Hola…..no hablo espanol senor” and pray they give me the ...