San Juan (Saint John)
So Juan is there on the corner, asking me if I need help. He speaks English, and FINALLY, some instructions I can understand. Turns out he manages the dept store the next block over from the hotel I am looking for… Great!
So off I go, left at the 1st light Ave. 20 de Noviembre, left after the bridge, but whoops! I miss the hotel. But wait! Somehow Juan is there, on the sidewalk again, telling me the hotel is just behind me. I walk the bike backwards, against traffic down a 1 way street (best to paddle backwards when attempting this maneuver and not actually look at the oncoming traffic!), the fellow working at the hotel opens the doors, and I drive right in. RIGHT INTO THE LOBBY! Sure, I’ve seen pics of this on ADVrider, but really. How cools is this?
even cooler? the old-fashioned switchboard at the front desk…they still have to push levels and plug in mysterious plugs in orrer to connect rooms to rooms and rooms to outside calls!!!
Evening descends on Parral
And the view of the Plaza Principal from the roof of the hotel