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... of coming with me. Friends are either married and unwilling/unable to go with me without their families. The single friends should be a shoe in but they never seem to have the cash or would just simply rather stay at home. So the question to me is would I rather stay at home vegetating on the sofa (certainly a fine possibility and one that I have enjoyed often) or see the world on my own. It ...
... I heard music playing -- traditional Mexican. It was a band of blind musicians.
Music is all over. Even in the trains, hawking of music CDs are accompanied with blaring music coming from the hawker´s backpacks. Ingenious!
- Mexico City was built on a lake.
- The place is prone to earthquakes. 30,000 people died in the last major earthquake.
- The earthquake softens the soil underneath. That is why buildings ...
... did the people. The countryside is not spectacular, nor were the people.
I was looking forward to Nicaragua.
Nicaragua – left Tegucigalpa at about 9.30am. Got to Granada in Nicaragua at about 8. There was a procession and a religious fiesta going with lots of people in a procession. I liked Nicaragua from day 1. I think it’s the people. Nicos are friendly, helpful, polite and they don’t hassle you all the time to buy ...
... of the city’s public cemeteries). But luckily for us their famous architect friend Juan O’Gorman finished it (athough he did skimp on some of the details, leaving the upper ceilings as concrete instead of the intricate volcanic stone mosaics of pre-Hispanic deities that Diego had in mind. Just plain lazy).
Pyramid-shaped and built over three storeys which represent the underworld, life and the afterlife, Anahuacalli houses an enormous ...
... a nicely packaged box of asparagas, perfectly formed red peppers or pre-washed spinach.
8) Licorice. You simply don't see it anywhere. And I love it.
9) Gravy. At home, I have it with almost every meal. Haven't seen it at all in Latin America. I guess that shouldn't really come as a surprise, but I still miss it.
10) Electric kettles. Even though I could be picky and say I miss PG Tips and McVities Ginger Nuts, whilst this is true, I ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center