Mexico – 8.2.1999 – Acapulco 2

Last night was a bad one.  I was allergic to something in the room and kept sneezing and had a runny nose.  Right now we are in the bus station waiting to go back to Texcoco.  I really didn’t enjoy Acapulco as much as I thought I would.  Well, I still feel pretty congested after last night and don’t feel like writing anymore in this bus terminal.  I’ll write more later. 

Anywho, back to not being satisfied with Acapulco.  I guess I was looking for more of a spring break atmosphere or something.  There really were not that many people on the beach.  I thought this was strange seeing as it is the tourist season.  I also hoped for better seafood restaurants.  I did enjoy how they were right on the beach yet I was hoping the portions would be bigger and the selection a bit wider.  

There are a few things I forgot to write about as well that I am going to write here.  One incident that occurred was Saturday night when I felt like crap and the others were waiting to go out.  Kyle was sitting on a chair listening to his walkman when he looks up and points then says “water.”  There was a flood of water coming under our door.  It turned out that the room next door had the shower on but for some reason it was flooding all over the place.  We had to put a towel under the door which helped a little but really didn’t stop the inflow.  Greg, Kyle and I used our shoes to try and push the water towards the drain in the bathroom.  Eventually maintenance came and cleaned up the mess.  Greg went down to complain and eventually got us a 30% discount.  

The beach in Acapulco wasn’t so great.  To get down to it you had to go through a restaurant and they wanted you to sit at their tables.  The water wasn’t something you could relax in because not 3 feet into the water the waves crashed and after that the bottom dropped off a bit.  So basically you either had to fight the waves or swim.  While on the beach countless Mexicans would come up to you trying to sell stuff.  I did have fun letting the waves wash me ashore then drag me back again through.  All in all I had a decent time.  I also watched a lot of MTV.  They had clay animation called Celebrity Deathmatch which was hilarious.  I really didn’t want to go shopping, you can only eat a few times a day and the beach gets old.  So what is a guy to do but watch TV?  

One thing that annoyed me when we went shopping, which is the same thing that annoys me all over Mexico when shopping are the vendors.  I absolutely hate how they cannot leave you in peace to shop.  They always have to say stuff like “You want blanket, very cheap!” Actually it drives me insane.  I do not like shopping in Mexico.  

By Mateo de Colón

Global Citizen! こんにちは!僕の名前はマットです. Es decir soy Mateo. Aussi, je m'appelle Mathieu. Likes: Languages, Cultures, Computers, History, being Alive! \(^.^)/