Travel Blogs from Monterrey
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!
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.
First Day in Mexico!
To sum this day up in one word…..INSANE!!!!! All I kept thinking was what in the !$%# did we get ourselves into?!?!?
To start off, we left our hotel in Brownsville, TX around 9am after waking up at 5:30 am to do a little more research (actually Nina was up at 5:30, I rolled out of bed around 7am). Off to get our Mexico insurance! Of course we were relying on ...
... ride in the country!! Not bad!! Not like the war stories you hear online!! We made our way finally to mex hwy 180 and off to Tampico. Made some stops for food road side Tacos with beef cooked in front of you over a open pit is the bomb!!!Getting gas wasnt bad, Just watched the attendant dd the math and of we went!! truck ran better on the non ethonol gas. Ohh, when you cross the border ...
... natured and friendly, enjoying the chat with Des for awhile, then we were on our way again.
As we rode into Tampico, the Police, this time, stopped us to see Des’s driver’s license. They asked for mine too, but the officer could see I was parked a bit precariously, (and maybe because I was a woman), he said I could move off.
I negotiated a good price for a good hotel in Tampico and we crashed into our nice king sized bed, after a 487 kilometer ride. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking