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... I know I should be….but I know that everywhere is going to be really crowded with people trying to sell things and I guess I still can’t quite reconcile the idea of standing in a cemetery watching people honour their dead loved ones with the whole carnival atmosphere. I am happy to look at the altars that have been set up around the locality and will probably go and visit a cemetery afterwards to see how they decorate ...
not really much happened here. Went to the paque papagayo, which Nev loved. The playground got pretty hot by lunchtime. We stayed in an old colonial style hotel centered on a lush courtyard. first night we went to the zocalo, which had a bounce house, and ate at a restaurant there. Jaime's carnitas was half fat, but my el pastor ...
Acapulco during the early 2000's was a haven for sun-seeking, bar hopping tourists until war between drug cartels normally concentrated within the suburbs of Acapulco spilled toward the beachfront. None more publicized than the 2008 killing of 2 Canadian tourists by stray bullets in front of their hotel lobby. During the past year recent beheadings made the front page, most sinister being a drug lords face being stapled to a soccer ball and thrown into the street. ...
... no name' rolling up in front of their reception, they
moved it around the back and gave us all the local attraction guide
books. We decided that the option of tripping the light fantastic in
the Cocacobana and other apparently well known night clubs would be
out of our reach and instead took in the cliff divers of La Quebrada which
were very cool. The boys well of course they wanted to give it a go
... feet deep, in the sea below.
Following we had a drink in Los Flamingos Hotel, the first hotel in Acapulco jointly owned by John Wayne and Johnny Weismuller (Tarzan) and a haunt of past Hollywood stars.
We continued to drive in the bustle of the city to the ancient San Diego Fort built to stave off the attacks by British pirates one of which we were told was Sir Francis Drake! ...