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TravelPod Member ReviewsSanta Clara San Cristobal de las Casas
The actual building was beautiful or could be beautiful but our room was extremely dirty (very mouldy and dirty toilets, showers and sheets)and the locks didn't really work. There wasn't any safety box either in the room or at the front desk - you could put your valuables in an envelope, closed with sticky tape, under the counter of the front desk (which we didn't do). There were notices on the doors saying that you should lock all personal items up before leaving your room which didn't give us alot of confidence. But other than that there wasn't alot of choice and it was only a couple of nights.
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... basic motel around the corner from the bus station, and we got ourselves some rooms for a few hours. He went to the all-night pharmacy and got me some re-hydration liquids and some pills. I slept for about four or five hours, and Milton claimed to have as well, though I suspect the poor guy was up most of the night sorting out plans and arrangements. Basically, he was a star, and I'm really grateful to him for getting me through last night in one ...
... I was in town with my 'I love feet' tshirt... (see previous posts for that reference!) We enjoyed an extraordinarily cheap meal of tacos- not the crispy tex mex kind but the real authentic kind which are made of corn, about the size of your palm and are soft like an M&S wrap. I had 5 of those with beef for about 3 quid! The next day was to the Palenque Mayan ruins. If Chichen Itza was magnificent then these were just astounding. ...
... before being drunk. David was offered some to taste and that should have been the warning that it wasn't water. It wasn't a nice tequila either, it must have been some locally brewed spirit and it had a kick to it (the Coke was probably to help it stay down). It tasted bad but not bad enough for David not to have a second mouthful. Maria, probably more sensibly, politely turned down the offer.
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