Retirement; like your parents, but way cooler
In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age
of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this
financially independent lifestyle, they invite you
to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.
Billy and Akaisha Kaderli
Mexico has so many
places to visit, and
de Queretaro is a Colonial City we had not seen before. Over
the years, many people recommended for us to go see this fine place, and
finally, we put it all together.
We took a taxi from
to the Guadalajara "New" Bus Station for 500Pesos (about $25USD). Then with our discount cards, we
bought tickets on the first class Double Decker
ETN Bus for 760Pesos for the both of us (about $38USD).
later, we arrive in Queretaro, at 4pm.
Map of Mexico with state of Queretaro
In the center of Mexico, right where the
country bends to the right, is the state of Jalisco. This is where Chapala is
The red arrow points to Chapala as well as Queretaro,
2 states to the east.
Queretaro city map with Hotel Impala
We then took a taxi from the bus station to
our hotel, HI Hotel Impala for 130Pesos, about $6.50USD.
clean bus station here!)
For us, a ride of 5.5 hours
on a bus is about as long as we want to go for any one time.
We were beat!
This hotel turned out to be
in an excellent location, across the street from the
Alameda Park and in the center of town.
We walked everywhere we
wanted to go. The Main Plaza is 2 blocks away from our hotel, and this is where
Hank's, a Cajun Restaurant in Mexico!
Check-in desk at Hotel Impala
We paid the 5,831Pesos upfront for 7 nights
(about $42USD per night) which included breakfast for the two of us.
Our room with a King size bed
Then we unpacked, made some coffee and went
to an OXXO to buy drinking water.
Here you see our room with a King sized bed,
telephone, and windows to the outside. We also had a desk and a beautiful
cabinet in which to place our clothes.
An alternate room with 2 single beds
An alternative choice was a room with 2
single beds, but we wanted the King size.
The gym at Hotel Impala
On the first floor is a gym
with modern equipment. Residents of the hotel are able to work out in this gym,
included in the price of the room.
The Sky Garden Rooftop Bar
Up on the rooftop of our
Hotel is the Sky Garden Bar and Restaurant.
We initially wanted to eat
here and enjoy the view, but unfortunately, the music was very loud, and we
couldn't stay long.
You can see the hot tubs on the right
in this photo.
View of the city from
the Sky Garden
We are staying in the
Colonial Center of this city, but from the Rooftop Bar, you can see the modern
city in the distance.
Alameda Park is to the
right in this photo. The Main Plaza in on the left, outside the photo, about 2
Pricing of rooms
Here are the walk-in prices of the
rooms listed above.
We used Booking.com and
received a rate of 833 Pesos per night with a full breakfast included.
We really enjoyed our stay
here at the Hotel Impala. In fact, so much so - and with a sunny weather change
- we decided to stay another 3 nights!/font>
Would we return?
Colon No. 1 Mezzanine
Colonio Centro C.P. 76000
Tele 422. 212. 2570 or 442.
From the US and Canada: 01
800 715 5524 or 1. 877. 266. 9599
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