Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on January 4, 1959 · Page 118
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Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California · Page 118

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, January 4, 1959
Page 118
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TRAVEL AND RESORTS AROUND THE WORLD WITH D E L A P L A N E "What is the best time for the Mexico City bullfights and where do we get tickets! How much sltould we pay?" fHIS IS THE SEASON in Mexico City. Bullfights are _like_a football or baseball game EutopE nrm FIIENOIY icuii--is c «c«,t,i., tn -- I?-July 14. oil ln.1,,,1... ,,. Y . lck ',,, ,, y plm ( ! Or., \ FINE CARPETING RUGS at BILL HARLOW'S You ore Guaranteed · The best values in town · Largest selection in the area · Samples brought to your home · The finest in personal service STORE HOURS: DAILY 9:00 to 5:30 MON. ft FRI. 9:00 to 9:00 ROOM ADDITIONS FAMILY ROOM as low as $1695 BEDROOM as low as $1095 MILLS CONSTRUCTION CO 3570 ATLANTIC AVENUE Call GA 4-8513 Any Time S 30 Trade-in ALLOWANCE FOR YOUR OLD WATER HEATER -- OR -GARBAGE DISPOSAL Take Advantage of Our Low Winter Rates and S AV E DAY · Phone for FREE Estimates ABBOTT PLUMBING -- you can only guess when there will be a good one. The most interesting and colorful are at Plaza Mexico. The biggest bull ring in the world. Ten minutes by t a x i from downtown Mexico City. The fights start at 4 p.m. Tlie only thing in Mexico that start's on time, they say. Tickets should cost about 30 pesos -- $2.40 U. S. The tickets can be bought in your hotel at about $1 markup. Or you can get a taxi driver to' take you down to the central sales office. The tickets you want are in the section called "som- bre" -- Uie shady side. The sunny side is like the bleachers. The seats are cheaper and, if you want to go pure working class Mexican, this is it. The tickets I'd advise are in the rows called "primer ten- dido." This is close enough for a good view but not so close that you are right on top of the action. A good many tourists find the fights too much for them. If you do, get up and go out/ Plenty of Americans do. T h e Mexicans are polite about it and don't laugh. * * * * YOU GO IN, an usher will take you to your seat and rent you a pillow. The seats are stone with iron arm rests. You give him one peso per pillow. That's enough for rental and tip. There are six bulls to a fight When they are over -- about six o'clock -- you will have a very hard time finding taxis. You can hire a guide and taxi by the hour at your hotel and he will wait for you. Cost you $2 an hour. Or you can walk a couple of blocks to the m a i n boulevard, Insurgentes, and keep flagging. You get one eventually but it may take half an hour. It will probably be warm when you start for the bull ring. Take along a topcoat anyway. By the time you leave, the sun will be going down. And Mexico City gets cold suddenly. If you are looking for a lively spot afterwards, you might try the bar in the Prince Hotel. This is quite a hangout for fans -- aficionados, they call them. You might even see one of the fighters. 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