So many people have warned us (as they probably have warned you, too), about being careful in the border areas. Well, we will continue to be careful. But I'd like to say that the people I have met here are very nice. And, yay, our agent Samuel, as inept as he may be, just returned our money. All the money. And our pink slip. We still don't really know what happened, but Samuel says he is considering a career change. Supposedly, our truck is eligible for Mexican registration and plates. But it didn't get registered (!*#*^). We are making new plans.
So Samuel is on our list of People Who Didn't Take Advantage Of Us. So is Don David, the cook, who gave us enormous servings of food, a little more each day, because he knew we were stuck here, and that we were making two meals out of each restaurant visit. So is the manager of the hotel, Jorge, who lowered the price of our room even lower than Chon was going to ask him to. So is beautiful Alma, a front-desk lady who we engaged in many conversations. This is Alma.
I promise the photos will be better soon - I didn't bring my camera, so these are phone photos. Rocio cooked a meal for us on New Year's Day, when the cook didn't show up. Every person here was friendly, sympathetic and simpatico.
The Hotel Estrella Dorada Internacional is not fancy, but it's got everything a traveler needs. I know, because I stayed here A WEEK! I certainly can recommend it to you if you need a place to stay in Nogales (on the Mexican side.)