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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Guide Book Problem Sorta Fixed

Ever buy a travel guide book before a trip, pick out 10-15 restaurants and sites you really want to visit, and then -- once you get to your destination -- find that about at least half of them no longer exist? Me, too. And it's never the ones that were easy to get to, either.

Minerva & I are heading to Mexico's Yucatan for some R&R next month. As I was looking for a handy little guide book, I came across The Rough Guide to the Yucatan UPDATE, a website maintained by the author of the eponymous guidebook. It lists, in some detail, things that have changed since the guidebook went to print. For example:
Cozumel restaurants
November 15th, 2006

Especias (p. 142) has moved to Calle 3 Sur at Avenida 5.

I’ve heard some reports of attempted overcharging at Sabores (p. 143). I would still recommend this place, as the food is great, and the gouging seems to come from one of the waitstaff, rather than the owner herself–but know that _everything_–chips, side of beans, agua de jamaica, etc.–is included in the price, which I think now is M$45 or M$50. The only thing you should actually get charged extra for is if you order a soda or something like that.

Serious Munchies (p. 142) is closed, and so is Garden of Eatin’ (p. 142).
Good stuff, them internets.

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