Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Leon Guanajuato -- La Llegada

Arrived to Leon this morning around 7:45. Less than an hour. We took VivaAerobus. The name says it, "bus". Nice aircraft but Mexico has joined the ranks of cut-throat airfares. Everything has a price, albiet very cheap. Bags, bording pass, coffee, ground transportation, on board food, they charge you. The ticket round trip from Monterrey to Leon (El Bahio) was 1250 pesos with tax, around 99 dollars. I won't complain. The aircraft was nice and we saw some teachers we know that were coming to the convention.

Upon arrival it was a bit foggy and chilly. Good thing I brought a jacket.VivaAerobus offers ground transport via autobus for 50 pesos versus 220 pesos for a taxi. The bus ride is 20 minutes and is equipped with a bathroom, kitchenette, and movies.

Got to the bus station and walked to the hotel. Checked in to the room and asked for extra pillows, iron and ironing board, ice, ceramic coffee cups and more hangers. The hotel is across the street from the convention center.

Our hotel concierge brought up our requests and then we headed out for a bite.
You have to get situated by finding out where you can strategically eat while on the run at a convention. Very little time between seminars, book exhibitions, coffees, and chit-chat. Never work on an empty stomach. I told the cardiologist that I would take it easy on the trip. This is what we came across less than two blocks from the house. Looks good!
Cardiologist's Report

Blood test results: Color Red

Stress Test: I do have a heart!

Blood Pressure Monitor: something moves through my veins.

1 comment:

  1. The airfare sounds reasonable by NOB standards and the aircraft looks modern. We are thinking of flying to Cuba from wherever we happen to be in Mexico (probably the Yucatan) to join our son for Christmas.

    I am happy to see you are no longer "wired" and that the Doctor has allowed travel. Take it easy and keep healthy!