Acapulco, Mexico
February 15, 2006

Acapulco is a major city of 3 million people in west-central Mexico.  For our side trip we chose the "Cultural & Picturesque" tour ~ which took us to Fort San Diego, the Flamingo Hotel, and the Cross of Peace Chapel at the southern end of the city.

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The Mexican flag.
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Pictures taken as we cruised into port.

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Bonnie and I stayed in the tall hotel in 1985.

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Fuerte de San Diego as seen from our balcony.
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Juan ~ our guide for our Acapulco tour.
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Entrance to Fuerte de San Diego, a 17th century fort built to protect Acapulco from pirates.

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School kids dress colorfully here!
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Los Flamingos Hotel ~ formerly owned during the 1940's and 50's by John Wayne, Johnny Weissmuller, Hedy Lamarr, etc.

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Photos taken from the hotel grounds.
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This cross is in front of the Cross of Peace Chapel at the south end of the city.

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The Chapel itself ~ the inlay is called "pineapple" marble.
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Marble seen from the inside of the church.
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Acapulco Bay as viewed from the south end of the city.
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Telephoto picture of our ship ~ taken from the same spot as the picture at the left.

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Acapulco at night.

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