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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 ...
"I want to go here!" "No I want to go here," we said as we discussed where to go and what to do. We were soon off without me having a clue where we were going! In the end we arrived at this amazing historic place. "Let's go into this church," we said. I walked to go in but I saw a sign saying no shorts and no jandals and annoyingly I was wearing both but the rest of my family were clear ...
... really struggling! I never find spinning easy but adding altitude into the equation along with my lack of fitness and I think I could be in for a hard time over the next few weeks as I get used to living at altitude. I knew it would be hard as every time I have to climb the stairs to cross over the road I find myself breathless at the top. The gym is up 4 flights of stairs so that’s a challenge as well!
I came straight back home after ...
... 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 ...
... a huge bright blue Mexican hat so we all had fun posing for photos with the hat and in the end strangers were approaching asking if they too could wear the hat for a photo :)
I had a great time hanging out with my new friend Yuliana who I met on the bus. She took me out with her friends to a cafe/bar with live Mexican rock music, and to a club in the La Condesa neighbourhood. I have honestly never seen so many people in ...