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La tortura :-)

Oh wow, it’s already three days since the last blog entry – and sooo much has happened. Okay, I’ll give you a quick roundup:

Flooded streets in front of our bus terminal (© 2010 Bernd Neeser)16 September: Our bus to Mexico City leaves at 6 p.m. – we’re getting ready and head to the bus terminal just before a heavy shower startet. I never thought that streets could turn into rivers in just a few minutes!!! The cars had to fight their way through the water and I was a little concerned about our 18 hours bus ride – but everything went smooth and we slid back to Mexico City.

17 September: Checked in at YWCA Hostel, got some hours of sleep and left for the airport at 1 a.m. the next morning.

18 September: We arrived at the aiport 4 hours before the flight left (which was about 7.20 a.m.), used the time to surf on the internet and spend the last pesos we had. Around 5.30 a.m. we thought it might be a good time now to check in… well, United didn’t agree! Their system brooke down, they were still dealing with a flight leaving at 6.20 a.m, checking in all the passengers manually, not giving out any information to non-spanish speaking passengers – it was pure chaos or as one of the mexican crew members expressed it: “We have no system” – yeah, that’s what we found out as well during the last 8 days.

Anyway we checked in at 7.30 a.m., rushed through security- and passport control and finally took off to Los Angeles at 8.30 a.m. :-)

- Isabell -