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October 4th 2011
Published: October 5th 2011
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Early arrival in Acapulco. We met the rest of our tour group at our cabin, got off and found Arturo right away. my friends Steve and Barbara recommended him and he was great. We first went to fort San diego which is a great stone ediface complete with moat. The spanish built it to defend the bay and in 1776 the dutch fought for it and won. Later the spanish were able to recapture it. Beautiful view from the hill. Next was a beautiful drive past the Hollywood hills of Acapulco. Georgeous homes and we visted the peach chapel at the top of the highest hill in Aca. Built by a rich businessman in honor of his two sons who died in a plane crash. Very tall cross and beautifully simple chapel. Went thru town to the La Quebrada Cliff to watch the cliff divers. they were absolutely amazing! I can't imagine diving off those rocks into that little patch of water. We were told that the divers are born into diving families and you don't just walk up and apply and train. you learn it from birth. Went to a hotel on a hill being converted into condos and arturo got us in to take in the wonderful view. He also sells real estate so maybe he thought someone would want to buy. I t was a beautiful view. Back to the ship for some spa relaxation and a mini massage. Dinner - no show tonite- and bed.


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