Last day in Mexico

Trip Start Dec 14, 2007
Trip End Nov 04, 2008

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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Well, here we are in another sunny day. A relaxed Sunday to walk around this placid colonial town.

From now on we will be using the word "last" quite often as the second phase of our trip comes to an end.
- Phase I: South America
- Phase II: Central America
- Phase III: USA + Canada

We basically have our last day in Mexico today, and we will move onto Guatemala again (no longer a "niu countri") where we will spend the last 10 days until we fly to Miami.

Last night was excellent, and we were out until midnight which we hadnt done since Argentina quite a few months back. We tried a restaurant called "El Jardin de Coba" owned by a French or Belgian guy. Its an old colonial house with a house patio converted into a grass garden. At the end of the garden awaits "Coba", which is no other than a huge young San Bernardo dog. He loves playing, with the main problem that he weighs a tonne and is taller than even Veronika when on two legs.

The food at the place was delicious (salmon pasta and cheese meatballs and chocolate cake for afters) and we even indulged in some Chilean Maipu red wine ($15 bottle) as a leaving dinner for Mexico. All luxurious for $35 for both of us.

We then went to a micro-brewery called "Iskra" where a local Chiapas band was playing versions of Bob Marley. Good fun. Jammin!

Anyway. Today we slept in a bit and then walked around the final part of San Cristobal de Casas which we hadnt inspected yet. There are two temples in the town, and we walked up the second one which also acts as a viewing plataform for all the town.

Veronika then enjoyed the exhibition of amber jewels while Marcos had a sun tanning session in the central park...

We will try another restaurant tonight (some good steak probably) and have an early night. Tomorrow we part towards Guatemala in an organised tour which will drop us off at Quetzaltenango. The trip is 8 hours long including the border pass and cost $25 per person. Funnily enough the first agency quoted $35 per person, the next one down the road $30 until we got to "Otisa" which must be the ones driving the vans. As with everything, its worth shopping around in these places.

As we will be travelling tomorrow, most probably no update.

Until then Cheerio!
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