A couple old geezers (65+?) were staying here, their RV parked out back.
Playa Azul
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Playa Azul Square
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Literally the middle of nowhere.
Corona is huge in Mexico, but only once you get to the beach towns furthere south. Another beer, "Tecate", seems to have the market cornered in the northern part of the country.
Town is named after him. Can't bother to wiki it.
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Beautiful and rivals Nova Scotia's. Many restaurants overlooking the cliffs in this part.  Unfortunately, much of the coastal road is covered in tall brush, which doesn't let one fully appreciate the view.
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There are THOUSANDS of these on the road all throughout Mexico dedicated to some Virgin (Mary, Guadalupe, etc.).  Gas stations will have their own shrine dedicated to some Virgin. The bigger the shrine, the more money the deceased's family had. And they are mantained spotless and stocked with fresh flowers.
Hammock Shop
With lots of crafts and well-maintained streets.
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I have a feeling this fad started here before South Carolina's.
The rinky-dinky houses on the hill have million-dollar views of the ocean. This city is HUGE. The GPS conked out (low batteries I think) which is why Acapulco photos aren't mapped to exact locations.
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View From the Shacks on the Hill
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I Hope They Put Orange Cones on the Other Side
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Dunno About this One
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The city is very "Orlando-like". Lots of foreign restaurants and attractions. But the city feels very unsafe. There are police in SWAT gear EVERYWHERE, even walking down the beach. Full helmets and long weapons. Tons of trucks with armed police patrolling the streets. Felt like an occupied zone, not a resort town.
Acapulco Taxis
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There You Go Mandy
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Hard Rock Cafe
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Needed a place with wireless.
Had the "Angry Whopper", with jalapeno peppers rolled into the patty and monterey jack cheese. Was meh.
While McDonalds offers fresh jalapeno peppers, BK sticks to little green packets of Jalapeno "sauce". BK, this is why you'll never be #1. Know your market and don's cut corners where it matters.
Sneaky pic of armed guard at the entrance, watching lobby parking lot.
According to Police, I ran a red light (maybe/maybe not). Police wanted to stick me with a $550 dollar ticket and hold my license until Monday. I said heck to the no and bargained him down to $100 to "pay" the fine on the spot. He got his, I hept going. Did I tell you I reeeeeally dislike Mexican LE?
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Very busy intersection. She was maybe 10-12. The little one in the background coudn't have been more than 6.
Someone had enough money, probably $65-$75 dollars to blow on a 30 minute paragliding session. I call that a "bubble-popping" moment. The world really sucks sometimes.
Never to come back to this cop-infested place.
The sign says you can catch them yourself if you want. Not sure if there was a tank out back where you could play fisherman,
Pinotepa Nacional is a town in the mountains, in the middle of nowhere. Right before getting into town, at night, I was again stopped and searched, but this was military police. They took kindly to my love story, and after rifling trough a couple bags, let me go. Recommended some nice hotels in the area, which is how I found this one. If you see the map, you'll see it marked just past the location of the 47th batallion. Military = Nicer, Police = Bad, Federales = Evil.
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The hotel had a Velentine's day special function. Music was really nice. Not a trumpet or accordion in sight. Now this is beautiful Mexican music!
Cheapest so far. Clean, no bed bugs, best internet connection of all since I entered. Go figure.
Bitten Again!
HoneyBadger
Author: HoneyBadger (ID: 19648)
Posted: 2012-02-15 00:44 GMT+00:00
Mileage: 542.88 km
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Worst Hotel So Far
A couple old geezers (65+?) were staying here, their RV parked out back.
Playa Azul
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Playa Azul Square
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Some Megastore
Literally the middle of nowhere.
Entrance of Ixtapa Interantional Airport
Corona is huge in Mexico, but only once you get to the beach towns furthere south. Another beer, "Tecate", seems to have the market cornered in the northern part of the country.
Lazaro Cardenas
Town is named after him. Can't bother to wiki it.
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Coastal Drive
Beautiful and rivals Nova Scotia's. Many restaurants overlooking the cliffs in this part. Unfortunately, much of the coastal road is covered in tall brush, which doesn't let one fully appreciate the view.
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Another Shrine
There are THOUSANDS of these on the road all throughout Mexico dedicated to some Virgin (Mary, Guadalupe, etc.). Gas stations will have their own shrine dedicated to some Virgin. The bigger the shrine, the more money the deceased's family had. And they are mantained spotless and stocked with fresh flowers.
Hammock Shop
Coyuque
With lots of crafts and well-maintained streets.
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Super Mario Bros. Themed Public Bus
I have a feeling this fad started here before South Carolina's.
Approaching Acapulco
The rinky-dinky houses on the hill have million-dollar views of the ocean. This city is HUGE. The GPS conked out (low batteries I think) which is why Acapulco photos aren't mapped to exact locations.
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View From the Shacks on the Hill
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I Hope They Put Orange Cones on the Other Side
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Dunno About this One
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Main Acapulco Beach
The city is very "Orlando-like". Lots of foreign restaurants and attractions. But the city feels very unsafe. There are police in SWAT gear EVERYWHERE, even walking down the beach. Full helmets and long weapons. Tons of trucks with armed police patrolling the streets. Felt like an occupied zone, not a resort town.
Acapulco Taxis
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There You Go Mandy
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Hard Rock Cafe
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Burger King Stop
Needed a place with wireless.
Whopper Furioso
Had the "Angry Whopper", with jalapeno peppers rolled into the patty and monterey jack cheese. Was meh.
Burger King Fail
While McDonalds offers fresh jalapeno peppers, BK sticks to little green packets of Jalapeno "sauce". BK, this is why you'll never be #1. Know your market and don's cut corners where it matters.
BK Security
Sneaky pic of armed guard at the entrance, watching lobby parking lot.
Stopped Again
According to Police, I ran a red light (maybe/maybe not). Police wanted to stick me with a $550 dollar ticket and hold my license until Monday. I said heck to the no and bargained him down to $100 to "pay" the fine on the spot. He got his, I hept going. Did I tell you I reeeeeally dislike Mexican LE?
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Girl Doing Handstands For Money
Very busy intersection. She was maybe 10-12. The little one in the background coudn't have been more than 6.
Meanwhile Seconds Later at Same Intersection
Someone had enough money, probably $65-$75 dollars to blow on a 30 minute paragliding session. I call that a "bubble-popping" moment. The world really sucks sometimes.
Leaving Acapulco
Never to come back to this cop-infested place.
Live Snapper
The sign says you can catch them yourself if you want. Not sure if there was a tank out back where you could play fisherman,
Finally, a Decent Looking Hotel
Pinotepa Nacional is a town in the mountains, in the middle of nowhere. Right before getting into town, at night, I was again stopped and searched, but this was military police. They took kindly to my love story, and after rifling trough a couple bags, let me go. Recommended some nice hotels in the area, which is how I found this one. If you see the map, you'll see it marked just past the location of the 47th batallion. Military = Nicer, Police = Bad, Federales = Evil.
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Singing Guitar Trio
The hotel had a Velentine's day special function. Music was really nice. Not a trumpet or accordion in sight. Now this is beautiful Mexican music!
Basic Room
Cheapest so far. Clean, no bed bugs, best internet connection of all since I entered. Go figure.
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