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The Mayan ruins of Palenque and Turquoise water of Agua Azul

Eric and Sabrina booked a cabana in El Panchan, a small town just outside the entrance to the ruins of Palenque. After another miserable night time bus ride (I’m really missing my moto at this point), I join them in … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Years in San Cristobal de las Casas

It’s a miserable 14 hour bus ride from Mexico City to San Cristobal de las Casas. To save money, I booked a second-class bus, which are very similar to Greyhound in the US. However, I’m just too big to fit … Continue reading

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T-boning a van in Morelia and making great friends in Mexico City

I reluctantly left Guadalajara after having a fantastic time, and decided to make my way towards Mexico City (also known as DF – Distrito Federal). I take the long way there, riding around a favorite weekend vacation spot for Tapatios … Continue reading

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Want to improve your Spanish? Try living with 6 Mexicans in Guadalajara

The ride from Patzcuaro to Guadalajara was fantastic – smooth, winding country roads through the mountains of central Mexico. Traffic is light, and the weather is comfortable but chilly while speeding along fully exposed to the elements on Oscar. The … Continue reading

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Dia de los Muertos around Patzcuaro, Mexico

Dia de los Muertos is a 2-day holiday celebrated throughout Mexico on November 1st & 2nd. Family and friends get together to pray and remember family and friends who have died. This is done different ways, but typically altars are … Continue reading

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The scariest ride of my life, Devil’s Backbone

Ben and I leave Mazatlan in the morning, dodging buses and trucks that pull in front of us and looking forward to getting out of the city and into the Sierra Madre Mountains. The route is nicknamed “Espinazo del Diablo”, … Continue reading

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Riding the ferry across the Sea of Cortez to Mazatlan

  Boarding The Baja Ferry from Benny on Vimeo. Brian, Ben and I strapped our bikes down inside the ferry next to tour buses, jeeps, semi trucks, and passenger cars. It’s over a hundred degrees inside the ferry cargo hold, … Continue reading

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Catching up on life in La Paz, Baja, Mexico

After sleeping under the stars in Mulege, Ben and I try to beat the heat and get an early start on the day. The only problem is, it’s already 90 degrees F at 8:30 in the morning. The deep sand … Continue reading

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The desert oasis of San Ignacio and camping on the beach in Mulegé

Ben and I head out from Coco’s and get back onto some pavement, which is nice after riding in the dirt for a day. We’re looking for a place to get breakfast, as we didn’t have much food at Coco’s. … Continue reading

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Off-roading in Baja to visit Coco’s Corner

Ben and I take our time this morning, having a great workout along the beach (running, swimming, pushups, situps, pullups) and enjoying our “American Breakfast” at the hotel restaurant. We push off on the KLRs along the coast, headed to … Continue reading

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