Category Archives: Mexico

Finally the Yucatan…Chichen Itza

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Leaving Playa we headed back towards Tulum and then on to the cute little village of Piste in the central Yucatan.

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People are super friendly here. Looking at their signs you can see their sense of humor. We had some great meals at a small restaurant near the main square.… Read the rest

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Playa Del Carmen/Cozumel

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Leaving Chetumal we made a day trip to the Bacalar lake.

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We drove north up the coast to Playa del Carmen for some relaxation on the Beach. The sand is white and the ocean is azure blue.

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We frequented our favorite place El Fogan for amazing tacos.… Read the rest

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Chetumal, Quintana Roo

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We had a short 120 km drive to Chetumal Bay on the Caribbean Sea. This is a very nice little town unlike most port/border towns.

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This is a multicultural place with lots of ethnic restaurants. We saw our first Bubble tea shop since leaving Vancouver.… Read the rest

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Campeche and the ruins of the Mayan City of Calakmul

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We loved the drive into the state of Campeche because there are very few tope and they kindly fill the holes in the highway with white stones so you can see them from a long way off. The Calakmul Bioreserve is a huge area of land in south west part of the state of Campeche….read few towns, hotels, or Pemex stations.… Read the rest

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Palenque

The drive over the mountains from San Critobal to Santo Domingo de Palenque is under 250 km, but takes almost 5 hours because of the curvy road and the hundreds of topes.

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The town of Palenque was fairly quiet, but there was a traditional dance competition one night in the main square.… Read the rest

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San Cristobal de Las Casas

There are not too many interesting sights on the 2- day drive from Oaxaca to San Cristobal except several in the Valley itself.

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We decided on a visit to the Zapotec ruins at Mitla. The buildings are covered with mosaic patterns of stones.… Read the rest

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Oaxaca…Dia de los Muertos

After a longish delay for the bike repairs in Mexico City we finally made it out of the capital.We decided to go the “faster” route on the toll roads to get us to “Southern Command” just north of Oaxaca city.

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We were so grateful for the chicken mole dinner with a Birthday cake made by our friend Deb (last seen in Moab).… Read the rest

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Mexico City

Garry Dymond kindly met us at Lerma BMW to guide us back to his home in Chamontoya, Álvaro Obregón, Ciudad de México.

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Garry and Yvonne settled us in and were amazing hosts! We may never want to leave “Garry’s Hostel”.

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We ventured out (yes in MC and on our own) to connect up with some fellow BMW riders we had happened to meet at a Pemex on the way from Jalpan to San Miquel de Allende.… Read the rest

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Toluca

We were sad to leave San Miquel de Allende, but south we went. After paying our first ever cuota or toll on the Mexico 55 we found that the road surface is not only not better it is much worse than the libre (free) roads.… Read the rest

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San Miguel de Allende

Now for adventure…..

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We planned a route not on the map or the GPS. It was epic however. We had almost 200 km of twisty curved road. The first part was well traveled and we saw many guys on crotch rockets.… Read the rest

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