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Andre Sólo
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Lives in New Orleans and abroad
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  • Rogue Priest
    Writer, Adventurer, Philosopher, 2010 - present
  • Old Belief Society
    Executive Council, 2004 - 2013
  • Temple of the River
    Executive Director, 2004 - 2011
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts
    Corporate Relations, 2010 - 2011
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New Orleans and abroad
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New Orleans - Chiang Mai - Milwaukee - Minneapolis - New Orleans - Melrose, WI - Mexico City - Guanajuato - Corpus Christi, TX - San Luis Potosí
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Writer, adventurer, philosopher.
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I use travel and adventure to put my ideas to the test, to challenge myself and learn what it means to be alive. You can read about these adventures at Rogue Priest.

I'm also the author of Lúnasa Days

Right now I'm engaged in a bicycle expedition across two continents. My goal is to reach the Amazon using only my body power. Along the way I study heroism, write fiction and try to meet the gods.
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Built a temple, biked 2,000 miles, published a book.
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  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    Philosophy, 2000 - 2003
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There are really just three things I want in a Mexican hotel: a clean comfy room, hot water, and wi-fi that works. The Caribe offered one out of three. Given the price and reviews I was really disappointed. The Caribe is located on a small plaza one block from the town center. The building is certainly attractive but so are dozens of other hotels in the area. I got the "discount" price of $700 pesos a night (about US $50). Listed prices start closer to $900 pesos. Note that a three star hotel like this normally goes for $350-450 pesos a night in Mexico, and what you are paying for is the location. Rooms aren't large but are comfortably appointed including a small desk and AC. Unfortunately there is no hot water. During my 5-day stay I only once got the water to run hot, on the very last morning, as if the Caribe was begging me to leave a good review. The rest of the time it was at best tepid (not even lukewarm, more like a swimming pool on a warm day). The wi-fi was also a major disappointment. Technically I could pick up the signal in my room - when it worked. That was about 25% of the time. Going out to the common areas doesn't help, it's just a bad network. This is a major dealbreaker for me. Last I would suggest NOT drinking the water from the water dispensers. Like many hotels the Caribe has "purified" water available on every floor, but theirs tastes a little... funny. At first I thought it was just the dispenser on my floor, but they all taste that way. I had a local Mexican friend of mine try a sip. He spat it out and asked if I'd filled my bottle from the sink! I can't say for sure they're filling their water jugs with tap water, but something's definitely wrong. I just wouldn't chance it. There are some good things about the Hotel Caribe. They have a beautiful 3rd floor pool area with a view of the cathedral and nice cooling breezes. Location is excellent. But for the prices they're asking for a normal 3-star hotel I would expect everything to work flawlessly. Sadly that is not the case.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Most efficient bus station I've encountered, clean with free wifi in the waiting area. The ETN attendant was very helpful - we lost our tickets (somehow!) just minutes before boarding, and she quickly made new ones for us with no hassle and no extra charge. Thank you ETN!
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Can't vouch for the evenings but my girlfriend and I love to go here for brunch on the weekends. Beth is an amazing server and is always taking good care of us. Try the mother trucker breakfast.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
This is one of the best places I've stayed in Mexico especially for the price range. The posada is more like a bed & breakfast, with the rooms attached to the family house - a very new, very comfortable building. Rooms are large with AC, a ceiling fan, and great bathrooms. Hot water works excellently. Wi-fi signal is strong in the room. They tell me there's a pool though I didn't use it. Location is 6 blocks from the main plaza at the center of town. It's worth mentioning that the family that runs the place is terrific. Very sweet and attentive and they went out of their way to make recommendations for me and make sure I knew my way around. At the same time they have given me my space and privacy, no problems at all. The area is safe and quiet. I paid MXN $470 (about US $32) for a room for one person (king size bed) in Feb 2015. Price includes coffee and toast in the morning. They have purified water available for guests. If you don't like a B&B type feel then this isn't the place for you but otherwise I highly recommend it.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago