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... as there was a Semana Santa crowd still.
I pulled in at sunset, found a cheap room, and wandered the bustling market square looking for food. For some reason I tend to avoid street-stall food, but every time I do partake, I love it. Tonight was one of those nights. For about $2 I had a full plate of perfectly seasoned and grilled carne asada, tacos, quesadillas and a ...
... was Nicholas de la Serna, one of the wealthiest men of his day. Its flowers reflected another common theme of the city's churches.
Time for a deserved java break. Stopped at The Italian Coffee for a cafe Americano and some blueberry figs 34MP. We were opposite the Plaza de Armas, immediately to the west of the cathedral. It was approaching 1100 but many people were relaxing in the colonnaded area, life proceeding at a slower pace here.
Heading over to ...
We stopped briefly in the Garden of the Roses, a pretty place with many restaurant options. We continued into the Conservatory, quiet at that time of day. It used to be a monastery.
We entered the chapel of the monastery. It has one of the two altars that were not stripped of their gold to help fight the wars of the 1800's.
A walk through the sweets market followed. The main library was eye opening, if for nothing more than ...
... c 1730. Pix so far downloaded, diary done, etc. May put a long sleeve shirt on tonight.Saw Sid so confirmed the time and place [I had both wrong]. Jim and I headed back to the Plaza Chica area for another pollo torta, the drink being a freshly squeezed OJ; he bought.
We carried on back to the Plaza Grande for 2030 to meet Paul and Chris. Sid by thereafter. He pointed out a bar. Chatted for ...
Stayed in bed until Jim's 0600 alarm. Some ablutions and wifi to start the day, heading off with Jim c 0640 for some brekkie. Opted for the bakery and three pastries 18 MP. Next stop was the 7-11 for a coffee 15MP.
There is some movie or tv shoot going on further down the street where we had dinner the first night. I was surprised not to be asked to co-star.
Back up to the room for our feast. Final packing and down to the lobby. Met Kent and Jane, more Yanks ...