I am tired, been quite a few busy days and as I wake and throw the robe on and head out to the balcony I see we are all ready docked and it is only around 7:30. It is another hot and humid day, and I am struggling and thinking of ways to get out of going ashore. But Bernie says it is a short visit and we will regret if we don't go ashore.
So I get dressed and we pack our camera and I am off and the humidity hits me as soon as I head ashore. We were here last year and we go to get a taxi and we see right away, as was the same last year, that the people at the port are trying to get us on a tour. We were offered a tour for $20 but all we really want is a taxi. We leave the port area where the taxis are and we are offered a taxi ride to old town for $4, but $5 is a good price too. We are dropped right in front of the main gates and we run into Rob & Shelley and Jim & Laurie who are trying to figure out what and where to go.
This city is beautiful, one of the more beautiful cities I have ever seen. It is very safe here, I know a lot of people are worried here but I felt great and have certainly felt less safe in other ports. If you do feel a little nervous then I would recommend a nice tour.
|check out these doors|
|the old city is surrounded by a wall, here is a great view on top of the wall and a nice breeze|
We are looking for a washroom and there is a hotel here, so we enter and there is a beautiful courtyard and what do we see! Check out the fruit loops bird.
Last year I got a picture in front of this statue and I had to get another shot this year. Now this is a real woman!
Below are some shots of the board just at the exit to the port that shows prices for tours, and taxi fares. Hope you can read this.
|isn't she beautiful|