|Ever take a trip back in time?|
When I was in Mexico City recently, I stayed at in a hotel in Coyoacan. If you have read my last post, you know this is a fairly eclectic area, frequented by the intelligentsia of the capital.
Sometimes you never quite know what to expect from your hotel digs, especially when it is in another country. This time I was in for quite a surprise.
It seemed as if I had entered some kind of Austin Powers "Yeah Baby" Formicaland from the 60's.
Here are a couple of examples. The bar, television cabinet, desk, and drawers are all covered with the same ugly, or beautiful formica design [depending on your POV]. It was everywhere we looked. Except where all the mirrors were, which was on every wall.
The highlight though was the bathroom. My first impression was the water. Now every hotel in Mexico gives you a couple of bottles of drinking water free, and this one was no different. But we did have a little something extra, mineral water. Very classy. And all in the bathroom as opposed to on the bar.
But I have saved the best for last. Along with the toilet, the place also had a bidet. That's french for "privates washer." Complete with both hot and cold running, oops, bubbling water shooting up like a fountain. Muy impresionante!
Not knowing the rules of this type of thing, of course I had to try it out. After taking off the seal of cleanliness and figuring out that it was best to sit facing the controls I... Well without giving you too much detail, let me just say, if you ever have a chance to experience one of these things, error on the side of cold!