Hotel Los Arcos
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With Semana Santa finished I figured the driving would be smooth from here on out. Funny thing...it turns out most Mexicans get the entire week off following the holy week. Great, looks like another week of crowded destinations. At least the drive to Acapulco was smooth, wide and vacant of traffic....until I was within 30 miles. Flat, wide open, mostly barren terrain with a mountainous horizon suddenly burst into a thriving city-scape, which went up ...
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.
... in Canada - Groundhog Day. Lol
We have noticed that, for the past two weeks, women having been sewing white lacy doll clothes and life-sized baby dolls were being sold in the market. The custom here, is for a family member to place a doll, representing the baby Jesus, in the Nativity scene at Christmas time and then to dress it up in fine clothes and present it in the church on February 2nd.
Also on this day, the people who found a little doll in their rosca ...
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 ...
... internet cafe and stayed there for about five hours before going for a bit of a walk along the malecon, noticing the police presence was pretty ridiculous (I mean do you really need a Machine Gun and a Pistol just to open a door in McDonalds? Seems really over the top, and makes you feel slightly uneasy). But anyway found a nice scenic and romantic spot over sunset for myself and my ice cream. Seeing as I was expecting a big night, then decided to start on the beers a little ...