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Slept like a log last night – 10 hours uninterrupted! Legs, inparticular my knees, are sore today.

After yesterday I decided to take a day off and visit another Mexican border town to do some sightseeing – Los Algodones. Driving a brand new Big Chevrolet Truck which is slightly nerve racking, seeing as I’ve not used to driving – period (my last vehicle was a 50 cc scooter!)

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Lunch at Golden Corral $8.49 (less than £6 in real money)

Salad starter:

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Chinese main:

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Burger and chips:

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Gammon and Brussels:

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Trio of chocolate brownie, mousses and fudge:

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Melon and tangerine:

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Wanted 8 plates but alas my stomach said no. Still had my money’s worth though I’d say. Fed for the whole day at a reasonable price I’d say!?

Over the border is significantly more relaxed than Juarez… More tourist friendly and laid back.

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Expenditure $22.94

Day 46: Ciudad Juarez

Posted: April 26, 2014 in 2014 April - Meixco

Fantastic sleep last night

Early start as Alanna drops me at the international bridge over to MEXICO!  No stamps, no visas, no hassle.

Two reasons I wanted to visit Juarez, firstly to visit Catedral De Neustra Sonora Guadalupe 1959, a beautiful neo-classical exterior facade with a garish interior to replace the original after the building was gutted in 1971 by fire.

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The second, the Kentucky Whiskey Bar which was established in1920, the year after prohibition in the US, when distilleries moved south of the border to avoid closure/bankruptcy. The bar was set up as a flagship retail outlet for Mexicans and Americans alike wishing to partake on the outlawed tipple. A beautiful, ornate interior preferable to the dark, drab, hidden away ‘speak easys’ of the 1920’s north of the border. Many a famous celebrity has lost an afternoon here, their photos and memorabilia ordain the walls.

Also as I strolled around found the Palacio Municipal:

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After a joke and laugh with border patrol, he couldn’t understand that I had gone to Meixco to buy a $2 shirt when the vast majority of garments are purchased by Mexicans in the US and are destined for Meixco, am sat in a cafe relaxing.

Expenditure $15.27