Campeche Travel Blog› entry 4 of 40 › view all entries
Our travels have landed us in Campeche, a vibrant colonial style city where towering catherdrals, palm tree lined streets and Burger Kings are intermixed with eachother. There is an interesting dynamic between tradition and modernization here; from the rooftop of our hostel, there is a breathtaking view of old colonial buildings, the Gulf Coast...and a Sam´s Club sign off in the distance. One can certainly get lost in the maze of narrow, brightly painted streets lined with shops, bars, and restaurants. It is definately a city saturated in culture and life and worth a closer look. We spent last night on the rooftop of our hostel with a bottle of rum, watching the life down below pass us by. Every so often the entire city would lose electricity and the once bustling, loud streets would suddenly become quiet, still, and dark. Everyone took a deep breath and enjoyed the peace and serenity...then as quick as it shut down, the city would come alive again, lights flickered on across the city, car alarms went off in every direction, and the red, green, and white lights would once again envelope the streets.