We didn't get up to much in El Paso but it wasonly meant as a stop over anyway. We did however walk across the bridge in to Mexico. Within five minutes we passed an 'illegal' pharmacy', a gambling joint, and had a taxi driver say to us "You want a taxi to the p**** market" We politely declined.
We are now in a new city and new state, texas was fun but it was time to move on. We arrived in the fiendishly hard to spell Albuquerque, New Mexico yesterday. The Greyhound was a bit of a nightmare, it was overbooked and we arrived two hours later than we should have. I was awoken half way by some delightfully mischevious Mexican kids who were playing around by my feet and kept messing about with the reclining button on my seat.
As we approached Albuquerque, mountains started to pop up around us. The city is surronded by mountains which is quite cool. We have a private room at the hostel which only cost us $70 altogether for two nights. Albuquerque has a cool vibe and we have arrived a good time. The state fair is here this weekend and a rock joint called the launch pad had their 11th birthday and grand re-opening tonight. We had dinner at a cool brazilian place called Lucano's. You help yourself to salad and waiters bring round selctions of meat on skewers. Skewers makes it sound like a crappy kebab place but the meat was really nice. A classy all you can eat in other words but at a decent prize. We took a stroll to the 'historic' old town and had a look around. Went to the Launchpad at night. The music was rubbish for the most part, screaming death metal bands, but we got to see about 6 bands and it was only $5 to get in so all good. The plan today is to visit the rattlesnake musuem and atomic musuem and maybe hit the state fair this evening. We are heading to Santa Fe tomorrow and then onto Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon, have to buy a tent though.
Craig - Was going to buy a hat but to much of a yellow belly.