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... over 230 feet and deepest part of the caverns opened for tours goes 180 feet below the surface. We took the Discovery Tour, a three-quarter mile long and follows steep switchbacks that take you deep into the caverns. The last part of the tour, going out of the cavern, is so steep, even the younger visitors were huffing and puffing. The different sections of the ...
... First, the O. Henry House orginally built by German immigrant. Second, the Guenther House, the home a German mill owner. Third, Steves Homestead, the home of another wealthy German immigrant. And finally, King William Street named after Kaiser Wilhelm. Most old houses in that neighborhood were built by German immigrants of the 19th century. Check the pics and you will see why German influence is visible. The villas are built of stone instead of wood as commonly used in the ...
... in this case soft tacos.
By the way, yesterday I found a good drink to go with: Tequila Mockingbird.
If you care for less alcohol, beer will always do. Today, I discovered an old
Texaco gas station that was converted into a relaxed beer bar frequented by
students and artists mainly. It was a good spot to take a break.
For a sweet delight drop by a Mexican bakery. Sugar diet at its best!
Up this morning at 6:15. We got ready and packed up our stuff then made our way over to the lobby to meet with our tour group. We met our tour guide Rafael and the rest of the group. Only 10 of us and our guide. There was Sophie, Lisrine, Soizic and Nele from Belgium and Thomas from Switzerland. And Nathan, Janelle, Leah and us from Australia. We had breakfast with the group at the hotel, I had a ham omelette and Dylan Mexican eggs. We got the bill then it took ages to ...
... like. Our guide gave us a fascinating tour including telling us about their version of football in which the captain of the winning team would be offered as a sacrifice. Some incentive to play! All of the Mayan buildings were intricately thought out- the amount of steps and platforms all referred to important numbers in the calendar and the design was such that come the equinox the sun would create a shadow of a serpent on the temple (a very important god- Kukulkan). I'd ...