Hotel El Pirata
Travel Blogs from Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo
... drugs. I said no, and he told his colleague to...get lost (my California level of Spanish understood what he really told him).
Zihuatanejo is a lovely looking beach town; the inconspicuous version of it's twin on the other side of the bay - Ixtapa. I came in without any hostel reservations, so was prepared to sleep in el Burro for the night. But, just for giggles, I had a recommended hostel to check out. ...
... heat and my metal earrings burned as I was asked to rid all my troubles by "wiping" them off my body, off my skin, in the same manner you would wipe of water or ants, fiercly! I did as I simultaneously wondered if I was being cooked, marinated now and all.... I didn't get burned, and maybe I am "cleansed", time will tell. Maybe.
I do know that I have been exposed to true magic though. If not that afternoon, in every beautiful ...
... churches, including the basilica, silver mines and infrastructure that have been remodelled into rather dramatic amenities or parks for the people. Our guide compares architecture here to a few other baroque communities in Spain like Seville.
We decided to take a tour with a tour guide to learn more about the area and because of the tour vehicle we were able to expand our access as well as the knowledge ...
... the tranquility I get from walking in the hills, swimming in the sea, taking the odd yoga-class, or paddle-boarding.
I went out this morning and on my way through the bay to the open sea I "flew" over schools of fish shimmering in the sun that penetrated the water beneath me. As I returned I had a close encounter with a marine turtle (not sure but I think was an Olive Ridley). A pretty perfect beginning to any day!
Too much time ...
... in the restaurant turned out to be a minute one, not the usual succulent juicy steaks we had last time. Just have to put on less weight!
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