Todos Santos

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Saturday, November 11, 2006

Bueños Tardes!

Well I finally made it into an internet cafe! Have been stuck in the room for a few days with the inevitable bad stomach that always seems to come with being in Mexico. I'm hoping it is almost over... I hate being stuck inside or not feeling well when it is such a beautiful day outside!

We are here in Todos Santos, about an hour and a half from La Paz, about an hour and a half away from Cabo San Lucas which is our next stop. The weather here is absolutely perfect - not as hot as La Paz, and a little breezy to take the edge off. We are staying at this little motel across the street from Hotel California (yes apparently it is THE original, the one the Eagles song was written about, but there seems to be a lot of them saying they are the original!). It is more expensive here than it was in La Paz, and WAY too many American tourists here. Drives me crazy. So we aren't seeing many locals, and aren't getting to practice our Spanish very much here.

We managed to hitch a ride with Sam and Nicole, and of course Michael (Oklahomey). They still had their car (they sold it today as they are flying into Mexico City,a and then on to Argentina), so it worked out really well that we were all heading to the same place. They were suppose to leave one day, but by the time they finished packing up and stuff, they were too tired, so stayed one more night. It was meant to be, so that we could hitch a ride with them! So that last night in La Paz was like a big reunion, as two Aussie guys they met earlier had come back to La Paz. So we partied on the roof of the hostel until the wee hours. Good fun for sure. Good memories of La Paz!

There isn't much to do in Todos Santos other than shop (which we aren't doing), so we are heading on tomorrow given my stomach will be ok! Grr... However, we did manage to go to Playa Los Palmas... a beautiful beach just out of town where you have to go 4x4 through this dirt road, then park your car randomly, then get out and walk for a bit to get to it. All very worth it! It was gorgeous!

Our room here is... well, feels like a 5 star! haha NOT.. well, in comparison to La Paz it does... haha We have HOT water, and TV! However, they are renovating the hotel, so there is construction everywhere around us and they start at 6am. groan. Thank god for ear plugs! They have come in very handy on this trip so far - in La Paz you could hear EVERYTHING that people were saying and, um, doing, in their rooms. But it was all amusing when John and I would try to take a shower in the freezing cold water. It was like trying to get into a freezing cold lake. Splash yourself a bit, and eventually it isn't so bad. However, me, who washes my hair everyday, went for almost a full 3 days without washing it... the water was just WAY too bloody cold to stick my whole head under it! So trust me, the hot water here made it the best shower I think I've ever had! Ah the joys of budget travel. Speaking of which, our hostel in La Paz cost $20US per night for both of us, here it is $30US per night. And we've been averaging about $20-$40US per day for food for the both of us. I've been tracking the daily totals and it will be interesting when we are done to see where we spent the most money etc. Tourist towns like this one I am sure!

With that, Adios amigos....
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jessica_cdn
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Missed by a few months...
I didn't realize you guys stayed at the same hostel as me in La Paz! haha. It was great seeing the photos...looks like the same room!! That was the only hostel/hotel that I used my sleeping bag liner in...I couldn't bring myself to get between the sheets (also because of the bloody heat...).

Lovin' the blog!!

xo

Jess

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