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  • Day72

    Coatzacoalcos

    June 7 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    It was a nightmare driving into this town- road construction plus the gPs zig zagged us through town including up a steep hill plus residential. Found our own way to hotel- new highway without driving lanes plus new businesses.
    At the Hotel Zar there must have been a federales convention as 3 buses & 5 vehicles in parking lot. Armed guard at the hotel door. Very easy parking.

    Extremely hot! Was ?33 plus humidity at 8:00pm

    Jim’s birthday- he went to the mall (across the street) after getting take out ribs, spicey chicken wings and corn (cheese & chilli on top). Had a mango margarita while waiting for food

    The next morning had a “private escort” out of the city. Had been pulled over by a man in uniform who was polite and spoke excellent English. We were going down a local street, seeing many vendors selling fresh fruit and veggies, when pulled over by him- saying we could not go down this street- would get many tickets. Paid him and his co-worker/boss/ accomplice $35 Canadian to have us get out of the city. This city has a well developed male on wth a 4 lane highway in front of it. There are old condos (some lives in, some abandoned) right across from the ocean and highway. On way out of city, after private escort, saw road construction workers all covered up, including mask, in 33 degree heat at 11 am
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