Category Archives: Mexico

Towards the Frontera Guatemala

Crossing into Guat, Finally

From Mexico City to the border town of Tapachula it is 1500 km. The first day was an epic ride through the mountains to Taxco via tres Marias and Cuenavaca. When we thought it could not get better the next days ride to Marquelia was amazing curves all day.… Read the rest

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A Mexican Posada

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In many countries, the 12 Days of Christmas are recognized, but in Mexico, it’s the nine days of posadas leading up to Christmas Eve − Noche Buena (Holy Night). This Posada was a reenactment of the story of Joseph and Mary trying to find shelter.… Read the rest

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In Search of the Monarchs

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On the first day of our team ride we woke to poor weather. We headed to the Monarch Bioreserve about an hour away. The altitude and a 45 minute hike up the mountain from 3200 to 3700 feet put us out of breath.… Read the rest

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Morelia

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We were really on a mission to get to the Monarchs now. The 450 km drive to Morelia still took over 6 hours on the toll road. Driving out of Puebla we saw smoke puffing out of the volcano. For the first time in weeks we actually saw other riders, but unfortunately on all 3 occasions they were on the other side of the toll road.… Read the rest

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Puebla

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We decided to go the back way to Puebla. Well this was one of our most difficult days since the Dempster. It took 9 1/2 hours to go 450 km. The first 4 hours were over curvy mountain roads thru small villages with hundreds of topes.… Read the rest

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Tabasco/Villahermosa/Tuxtapec

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We had to start the long ride back to Morelia to see the Monarchs. From Campeche city it was 770 km over two days to Tuxtepec in the 34 degree heat. We had one of our best on the road meals at the food stand at the Bodega Grocery store for 40 Pesos.… Read the rest

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Campeche City

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It was a short but fun drive to Campeche City the capital of the state.This place has a very European feel especially inside the ancient stone city walls where the building are all painted bright colours. It is also famous for amazing seafood.… Read the rest

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Uxmal ruins

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We rode south and west again to Uxmal. Travelling on the back roads involved some pot hole dodging. Got to love an amazing drive thru the jungle on an almost deserted road. Dan was very uncharacteristically swerving on the road and it was not until he stopped a few minutes later that I found he got stung on the face by a bee that came thru the crack his viser was open.… Read the rest

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Celestun and thousands of Flamingos

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After leaving Merida we rode west to the coast of the Gulf of Mexico at Celustun. It is famous for Octopus hunting and the almost 30,000 pink flamingos that flock here. We saw a few birds from the bridge, but hired a boat for an hour tour of the estuary.… Read the rest

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Merida the Capital of the Yucatan

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Driving thru the jungle from Piste to Merida we hardly saw another vehicle and luckily very few tope. This is a lovely small city with several nice squares and churches. This is the first place we have seen free public wifi in all of the parks.… Read the rest

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