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... clapping. We were back at the hotel reception around 1pm and hung there for a while watching everyone dribble in one by one. Then Fr Joe Pro (who will officiate at the wedding arrived so we all got to meet him. We then headed out to early lunch to Le Cardinal where they had set up 3 huge tables of 16 each. Fr Joe enthralled us with his story of his great uncle, a priest, who was martyred in Mexico City. Meanwhile, we tucked into a banquet of ...
... kind of stuff!) and got some coffee and then made a last minute decision to see Jersey Boys which was genius. Great movie, by the way, made all the better by the fact that a) we saw it in the VIP theatre whilst b) sitting in La-Z-Boy recliners and c) eating Nutella crepes and drinking coffee delivered to our seat. Ahhhh...pura vida, no?
Tonight I discovered two things I did not previously know:
1) According ...
... and really frustrated by the end of the day as this was something we were really looking forward to and it didn't work out the way we'd hoped despite all our efforts/ days of gathering information. I think our highlight of Mexico City was visiting Colyacan, a lovely little town only 30 mins out of the centre. It had great markets and a chocolate festival when we were there! We had wanted to visit a couple of other sites while we were in Mexico ...
Day One Hundred and Ninety Seven - Friday 22nd March 2013
It was a nice sunny day in Mexico City and, as Gustavo was working in the morning, we had a lazy start to the day watching TV and catching up with the blog in the apartment and walking around the local streets to get to know the area and look round some shops. We met up with Gustavo in the early afternoon and drove to a restaurant where we met one of his friends for a bite to eat and some ...
... to the driver's friends for a quick mugging! I hid valuables in various crevices of my clothing, but nothing happened of course. On the way back, I was a little worried, because I only had an out of date guidebook entry and the first driver's assurance that there would be frequent return buses that I could flag down outside the site! I did have to wait a for a nerve-racking 20 minutes, but again, everything was fine in the end. It was an interesting experience, ...