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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Recovering from our Grueling Bus Ride

Aloha Everyone,

J.J. and I are still recovering from our 7 1/2 bumpy bus ride. 

Guadalajara, compared to the three previous cities we visited, is a bustling center of business. One thing we noticed is that hotels and restaurant prices seem to be more reasonable. I suppose that’s because they cater to the local population rather than to foreign tourists.

Here are some ordinary sights we saw on our brief outings today. First photo is a restaurant manager cleaning the ceiling lights. Luckily, we were seated at least 6 tables away.

Cappuccino was excellent but J.J.’s Frappuccino was too huge and not very kind to his still recovering body. The guitarist in the background played for us enthusiastically after J.J. gave him US$.56. The manager and a waiter tried to repair the sunshade with stapler as a worried diner watched. Our Italian panini sandwiches were excellent.

Our hotel is located at a busy corner on Avenida Juarez. There are always some enterprising entrepreneurs trying to make money. Today we saw a window washer who runs to stopped cars, quickly negotiated the price and cleans the windshields. The job is completed in less than a minute before the signal light changes.

Aloha -- Cathi