Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Colima and Comala

Woke up:                     Las Hadas Resort, Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico

Went to sleep:             Las Hadas Resort, Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico

Colima and Comala

This is the bus we took to the City of Colima today.

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The City of Colima is the capital of the state of Colima.  We figured we’d show our respect by visiting the capital.

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It’s fun to venture inland and we don’t take the time to do it enough.  We vowed to do it more often.

We had trouble with the ATM machine at the bus station and a man from Texas, whom we had met by the pool at Las Hadas said, “Here.  Take this,”  and handed us 1000 pesos.  He saved our butts.

The bus was only $14 each and was amazing.  It offered air conditioning, WiFi, USB port, a movie and leg rests!  I could live on this bus.

Colima is about 100 miles from Manzanillo.

From downtown Colima, Peter wanted to walk to where he could sit outside, drink a cold beer, and keep an eye on the volcano.  We walked and walked but weren’t able to find exactly what he was looking for.  Eventually, we caught a city bus which took us from Colima to Comala, another small town, about 15 miles closer to the volcano.

Volcan de Fuego

Volcan de Fuego

While waiting for the bus to Comala, I started a conversation with a young local man.  He had lived in Colorado for 10 years so he spoke English very well.  He enjoyed helping us with our Spanish.  We sat together on the bus and Peter paid his fare, $6 pesos.

There we found an amazing restaurant, across the street from the town square with a direct view of the volcano.  We ordered a beer and they brought plate after plate of potato tacos and quesadillos.  We finally had to tell the waiter, “Enough!”  The food was free with the beer.

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We followed our route back in the opposite direction, first taking a city bus from Comala to the main bus terminal in Colima.  But, by not taking the time to make sure we were being understood we accidentally ended up on a less than amazing bus for the return trip to Manzanillo.  As soon as we boarded, the driver began to pull away from the station.  I said, “No, wait!  This is not the bus I want!”  The driver didn’t speak a word of English and off he went.  No WiFi, no USB port, no movie, no leg rests, no AIR CONDITIONING.

The inferior bus

The inferior bus

 

This bus took a slightly different route and stopped at many small rural communities along the way.  It was fun to see the country side.  We got home just in time to have a gelato on my way back to Penelope.

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2 Responses to Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Colima and Comala

  1. Charlie Bailey says:

    Hello Susan & Peter.
    I’ll be in Puerto Vallarta from Mar 14 to 21. It might be interesting to visit you on your boat one afternoon(?). I know, long bus ride for an afternoon but don’t want to impose on youy guys either. Let me know if we should start thinking about it.

    Thx….Charlie

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    • Hey, Charlie, It would be fabulous if you would like to come and visit us. Mexico has awesome buses. Look for the bus that offers WiFi, movies and leg rests. We have friends on board through March 15th. If you come the 16th or later you are welcome to stay overnight on the boat if you like. We will be in the Bay of Tenacatita. You would take the bus to the town of La Manzanilla. Keep in touch, Susan Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 23:46:08 +0000 To: susanmgierga@hotmail.com

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