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Archive for December, 2008

Going, Going, Gone

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Well that is one for the books. I left Mexico City before I wanted to in order to come down and meet back up with Mark and he finally replied to my text message that he is already 800 miles north and heading home. Happy New Year! If you fancy texting a New Years message […]

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Oaxaca

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

I was really nervous about riding through Mexico City but made it only getting slightly lost twice. I decided to take the toll roads down to Oaxaca in order to make it down to Puerto Angel to meet back up with Mark for New Years Eve. It ended up costing 400 pasos (£20) in tolls […]

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Much To Do About Nothing

Monday, December 29th, 2008

I decided to spend another day in Mexico City as I haven’t been sleeping well and just wanted a lazy day practising my spanish lessons. This is a picture of the view of the place I am staying out over Mexico City. It was gorgeous at night. Thanks to Edmundo for letting me stay!

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Bike Meetup and Blog Catchup

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

On Sunday I went to the bike meet up which was pretty typical with guys doing wheelies up and down the main street with loads of bikes parked around. The rest of the day was spent catching up on my blog. The picture is of Edmundo with Fanny and her daughter.

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Xochimilco

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

Before I left Mexico City, Edmundo from the Hubb offered to show me the city so we went to Xochimilco meaning ‘the place where flowers grow’ and is an area of Mexico city claimed from a lake by the building of chinampas ‘floating gardens’. You can go and do a gondola tour stopping at canal […]

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Mexico City

Friday, December 26th, 2008

I had mentioned to Mark (who I am riding with) that I thought it was a pity to be so close to Mexico City and not visit. So on Christmas morning he said that maybe we should split up for a while. My first reaction was dismay but after I got use to the idea […]

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Teotihuacan

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

Christmas day was spent at Teotihuacan, 49km north of Mexico City, which has the third largest pyramid in the world and is a pretty impressive site. I must admit that I am beginning to think that riding a bike around is a lot harder work than I had imagined it would be. I conveyed to […]

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10,000 Miles and First Fall

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

We headed towards Mexico City stopping at Tula a Toltex site with ball courts and four huge warriors in black basalt. We then decided to follow the GPS which led us into a field on an non-existent road. Following a road between the fields and houses which was to gutters strewn with garbage I had […]

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Guanajuato

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Guanajuato is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Standing in a narrow gorge the city is a network of cobbled pavement and stoney walled underground streets. It is very European with outdoor dining and plazas to relax in. The main thing I wanted to see was the Valenciana mine which is suppose to be a working […]

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Mexican Roads

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Airports offer a chapel for passengers to pray for safety. Today I noticed a small chapel at the service station and it doesn’t surprise me if drivers here are doing the same. In Mexico you can either take the free roads (libre) or the toll roads (cuota). The toll roads are extremely expensive. We did […]

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