Novotel Mexico Santa Fe
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We had travelled extensively through Mexico in 2011 when we had come up through South and Central America but had spent most of our time on the Baja Peninsula, which we loved. This trip we planned to concentrate our travels on the 'mainland' and visit Mexico City, which we had bypassed previously. But as always things don't always go to plan.
We had left Arizona a few days later than planned and then quickly realised that we weren't going to do the ...
... lunch in our hotels rooftop bar with even more super views. Then, the biggest storm you could imagine rolled in, lots of lightning and deafening thunder and so much rain our view disappeared for a bit. So only local exploring today, but lots to do over the next few days. Saw some pretty impressive markets on the way here. Plus we're tired... we really don't do early mornings well ...
... people were hungry! Really steep steps, tricky coming down and tiring going up. Met few people from New York working for Citibank - nice folks. Sun pyramid highest, pretty high up! Interesting to see plant agave - cactus - produces drink Pulque - tasted a bit like cider, 4-6% alcohol. Plant also produces paper, can use as needle and thread, amazing! And produces juice. Showed us how to make colours from plants. cochineal from cactus gives off red ...
... implements ever. A lot of people will have heard of the rack, thumb screw, stocks etc however some were so much worse but I will leave most of it to your imagination but it’s safe to say my eyes watered at the thought of a few of the genitalia focused ones. The majority seemed to be of Italian or Spanish Inquisition in origin, so wathc out the next time you anger a Spanard or Italian. On a plus side for Chris/Alex and all people of the world who get tickled we found out ...
... washers did their thing. Fruit, Clorets and water were also readily available.
Into the Hotel Metropol before 1400, La Liga football/soccer action on the telly. I've got an American roommate who has not checked in yet. The manifest has 11 tourists. Up to the room so Pedro [whatever his name is] could get his tip 20 MP. Had a shower and sorted out the paperwork collected today.
Down to the lobby to do the diary. Read the G notice re 1800 ...