The Mexican Riviera—Acapulco

Remember back when travel in Mexico was both fun and safe?  Yeah . . . neither do I.  Thanks a lot, War On Drugs.  Didn’t we try this “Prohibition” thing back in the 1920s?

On my January 25, 2012, blog I showed you what a cruise ship looks like without a 230-foot (70-meter) gash down the side with a big boulder protruding from it.  That blog was about NCL’s Norwegian Star, a really great ship.  The photographs in that blog were taken on a cruise Ursula and I took to the Mexican Riviera back in December of 2006.

All this week I’ll be showing photos taken during that excursion.  Today’s shots are of Acapulco.  Acapulco was the place to go for the Hollywood elite back in the 1950s and ’60s.  Elvis Presley even filmed a movie there back in 1963—Fun in Acapulco.  And, of course, that film had our hero joining the famous La Quebrada Cliff Divers.

Today, Acapulco is a bit more famous for gunfights, kidnappings, and headless bodies being dumped near shopping centers.

Gee, what a difference a little over five years make:



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