Saturday, January 23, 2010

What A Difference A Hotel Makes

Here I am at the airport in Oaxaca having a couple of quesadillas waiting for our plane to arrive. What a great two weeks it has been.

Yesterday, I finished at 2 p.m. and decided to change hotels one more time. I found myself at home at the Holiday Inn Express near the zocalo. What a difference. A wonderful experience from the checkin to leaving today. Everyone is so friendly, helpful and just plain nice. The room is to die for. You can always count on Holiday Inns in Mexico. The curtains black out the room so you can have a nice nap, the shower head provides a fantastic massage, the bed is the best and you get tons of pillows all marked; soft, medium and hard. The breakfast they provide in the package is fresh, hot, and delicious.

Last night I went for a walk in the zocalo. You can't stay away from the place. There is so much activity. People in mass coming together to enjoy thelive music, the wonderful winter weather that has been over 27C the last week. Vendors selling ice cream, candy, cotton candy, balloons and toys for the kids. Shoe shiners convincing customers they need a their shoes polished and old-timers sharing stories. What a life Mexicans have.

Just leaving the hotel walking towards the zocalo.

Getting closer you can see the crowds start to form.

More and more people congregating.

I am so happy I came. I have a great job and a good life. Now to the house for a few days rest and off we go for a month across the southern U.S. Yippie!

1 comment:

  1. Yes you have a great life and deserved.....enjoying your travels..SMA has been hot virtually since the day you and juan left!!!!! Have a great monthin the States, best wishes Les