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I thought it was unfair of the folks who planned this little trip to schedule such a wonderful port at the very beginning of the cruise. I mean after Acapulco, how much better can it get? I didn't know how cool some of the other places were going to be.

    While we were in Mexico, I had my first taste of South American culture. Acapulco really is just one big party town.  The water there isn't the greatest, so swimming was pretty much out of the question.  The beaches are nice, but most of the waterfront is packed with hotels and resorts. Most of the real activity is in the nightlife. 

   We happened to arrive right at the beginning of the annual Acapulco Festival, which meant that the clubs and bars were amazingly busy.  While that meant that we had to wait to get in and then fight the crowds, it did give us the chance to meet people from all over the world. 

    Of course, night life isn't my big thing so I spent a few of our days there relaxing at the villa of Ricardo, the US-Mexico liaison and our host. Ricardo wasn't in town, but his assistant, Jean-Paul, gave us the run of the place. The beer was cold, the food was good, and the view was spectacular. Why would anyone want to go anywhere else?

Okay, okay, so we did go to some other places.  I guess I should probably mention the cliff divers.  You know, the famous cliff divers of Acapulco.  Well, I'd vaguely remembered hearing about them, but only after we were on our way to see them.    Click here and you're on your way to seeing them, too.