Unfortunately, we were only here until 3 p.m. By the time you had breakfast, spent a little time downtown, then it was time to go back to the ship.
Wear shoes with good soles - this was the street behind - where you are walking is a little better, but you know you are walking on cobblestones.
When you get off the ship, they immediately load you into taxis. We went 10 to a van, about 20 minutes, and it was $3. We were dropped off at McDonald's - lots of restaurants, souvenir shops, drugstores, tequila and cigar stores......
I went to McDonald's for lunch - right outside, they were loading taxis for the ride back to the ship. Again, it was only $3, and I rode back with the same English couple that I had met in the Pillars Hotel.
Once we got back, there was maybe 20 souvenir stalls set up just outside the ship. The vendors were so aggressive that I did not feel comfortable walking through the stalls. But then I meet a nice one - with a joke and a smile, he had me in his shop, and I bought a red purse to wear with blue jeans for $25 US money.
There was also a pharmacy set up outside the ship. I bought some pain pills - they had a medical journal in English where you can look up any pill. The pills were priced at $20, but I only had $17 left, and this was acceptable to them.
Photos belong to Dorothy Lloyd.