Category Archives: Mexico

The culinary capital of Mexico – Oaxaca City

February 12th – February 24th, 2011 After a quick shuttle ride from the beach, I arrived in Oaxaca City and wandered around until I found an inexpensive hostel named “Hostel los Amigos” with a motorcycle parked inside. One of the … Continue reading

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What do you do for a month in the tranquil beaches of Oaxaca, Mexico?

I spent close to a month at the beaches in Oaxaca, living in Puerto Angel and taking daily trips to the other local beaches, Zipolite, San Augustunillo, and Mazunte. I stayed at The Hotel Almendro, a small hotel across from … Continue reading

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Leaving San Cristobal and hitchhiking across Mexico

Guess what finally showed up in San Cristobal? One of my packages! This one contains a couple parts for my motorcycle, a pair of winter motorcycle gloves, a couple of books, and a Christmas gift, an Amazon Kindle! With some … Continue reading

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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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Crashing Cervantino 2010 in Guanajuato, Mexico

We picked up a few more bikes from Japan (Saburro on a BMW 1200GS and Sato on a Suzuki DR650), and a spare passenger, Cara, on our way to Guanajuato. We kitted Cara up as much as we could – … Continue reading

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Getting cultured and learning Spanish in Zacatecas

We arrive in Zacatecas, a beautiful colonial town tucked into a valley. We drop into the city, following incredibly steep cobblestone roads that wind all over. We promptly get lost, so we head towards the center of the city and … Continue reading

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