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Travel Blogs from Cuernavaca
... we got chatting and Miguel turned out to be the sweetest guy. He gave me lots of advice on what to do during my stay and waxed lyrical about the many delicious dishes I had to try while in town. I did my best to remember them but find the string of ch, k, lal sounds all mix together in my head and my attempts to pronounce them later only produce confused looks from friends. We found the Oxo (a local convenience store which are like a plague across Mexico) Mayra had told me ...
... me of the scene in the movie The Great Escape when the Germans handed out new mattresses and blankets when the Geneva Convention representative arrived only to take them away when he left.
The workers are paid by the weight of the sugar cane they cut in a day which is 13 Pesos per ton and they can cut up to 7 tons per day, that averages out to 91 Pesos a day or $8.00 per day for the six months they work there.
... mosquitoes but there they were.
The caves have been used for centuries for ceremonial purposes by the indigenous people, who hid the them from the Spaniards. But in 1834, those crafty Spaniards found them. Maximillian actually explored the caves in 1866 and in 1922, they were opened to the public. In 1936, the area was made into a National Park.
Our 14 year old memories of the Grutas were pretty good. They were just the way we remembered them. The photos do not ...
... experience to see these kids' faces light up when they opened up their gift. We then played with them and got to tour their school building. Some of the kids probably have never had toys like these and to see them running around all excited certainly warmed my heart. It was sad to see though that some of the kids had rotten teeth or no teeth probably from them rotting out.
After we got done at ...
... was a massive volcano off in the distance. The latest batman movie was on the bus tv but it was in Spanish. Soon enough we were driving into Puebla, it took a while to get through traffic but we made it to the bus station KUPA the main station in Puebla. We got our bags and headed out the front, the taxi rank was confusing but we ended up getting in a taxi and it was a very short drive to our hotel. The hotel we chose was called the hotel Granada, ...
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting