Meson de la Merced
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We lingered on in Durango for a further day, slept late, caught the cable car up a nearby hill to take in the city, walked 300m through an underground tunnel between the main square and the minerals museum, visited the Museum of Francisco (Pancho) Villa and enjoyed a cheap dinner of the local speciality, gorditas. It was somewhere during our idle day that I checked my email back at our hotel and discovered to my dismay that we needed to go to Guatemala. Exactly ...
My promised cab wasn’t waiting for me, and after 20 minutes I asked the desk clerk to call one for me. Twenty minutes seemed long enough to be polite, plus it reduced my chances of being the only person at the bus station. I needn’t have worried.
Traffic was much lighter than midday yesterday and we made good time until we reached the station. Outbound taxis were lined up down the street waiting for fares, and the inbound lane was crawling ...
... attention. Avoiding all eye contact haha..its quite weird. I also found after a little while, that when they do wish to be subtle about it, they make this strange grunting noise to their friends, who will then all in turn look straight at you. Hilarious, but embarrassing at the same time.
We went to a lovely restaurant on Saturday, called Boca Del Rio. We ducked in for a quick bite for lunch, and experienced one of the best mexican dishes I've tasted. I ...
... doors that open onto small balconies just large enough to stand on. There's currently a lot of activity downstairs, including a large ice rink erected in the centre of the square and an avenue of little kiosks below my windows selling food and drink. There's also a lot of noise - car horns, brakes, the murmur of the hundreds or maybe thousands of voices drifting up from two stories below, but mostly the music coming from the ice rink’s PA system which is belting out some ...
... from the border) because the bus took some damage from the blown-off wheel. Awesome, stuck in the middle of the desert and 6 hours behind schedule, luckily it was very early in the morning, so the sun was not even up. Otherwise it would've been hell. literally.
The whole trip was pretty calm, but while getting closer to the border it got more and more annoying. The whole area is flooded with Cartels, so the military presence ...