I am both idealist and realist. For there is no point in ideals if they cannot be realised.
Jacob (Jake) Barrie Gordon

Jake Gordon

Go West!

29 June 2003

Or south, which is what I’ve done. Decided to go to Taxco with Patrick and Dave, and also met up with a girl called Sian whilst on the bus. It was quite a relief to get out of Mexico City! Whilst the hostel there was great for meeting people, the city itself wasn’t my favourite - roads upon roads of bustling monotony.

Taxco felt like a Cornish town, but without the beach. We took a ride on the cable car to the mountain around it in search of a picturesque view, but unfortunately we couldn’t quite find it. Apparently - and I really wouldn’t know because I’m about as good at shopping as Alan Partridge is at making friends - the silver in Taxco was dirt cheap. Like $4 for something that would cost $40 back home. Needless to say I was a stingey git and didn’t buy a thing for anyone.

No tour of Mexico’s complete without visiting Acapulco… simply because you can’t really get to the nice places without getting a bus there first. I did my best to avoid it, but it actually doesn’t seem that bad. And the weather here is bloody hot! I was a bit shocked back in Mexico City at how cold it was compared to what I was expecting, but Acapulco definitely meets my expectations!

Umm… yeah, so I’ll spend a night here, then find some nice secluded little beach somewhere and just chill out for a while whilst reading Trance State by John Case and some Paulo Cuelho book I’ve got with me. Nice.

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