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Apr 12, 2016 - Campeche - WHS Colonial City

The roads from Uxmal are backroads. Scarcely any traffic. We pass through small towns that share little with the lights of the tourist coasts. Not much to see; so MUCH to see. We stop in a small town for the Saturday market. The highlight here appears to be the visit of the Corona Girls. Campeche - World Heritage Site Campeche was once the major port of the Yucatan. Today it retains a good deal of its Colonial charm. To repel frequent pirate attacks eight baluartes (bastions) were built and today are converted into various uses from...

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Jan 27, 2016 - west coast of Yucatan not a beach destination!

Our hotel in Campeche is tucked into a residential area on a small but surprisingly busy little street. The room is spacious and after a few inquiries (sign language mostly) we now have a couple of pots. One holds 2 litres and the other about 50 litres but at least we can manage. Some cutlery even showed up after a request in Spanish. They always nod and say si, si for any request but you are never sure if they can understand our pathetic Spanish. It usually involves some badly accented Spanish words followed by something that resembles...

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Mar 5, 2015 - Campeche

Thursday 3/5 We left the jungles of Palenque and headed toward the Gulf of Mexico, entering flat lands on mostly good roads. We reached the gulf and took the road along the shore, passing lots of open land and a few extravagant houses on the beach. We stopped at a restaurant on the beach for a relaxing lunch, and some of the group went swimming—we went wading. Lovely warm water and beautiful blue/green sea next to the soft sands. Pretty nice! After our break, we continued on along the coast to the city of Campeche. This is a very bustling...

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Travels in Mexico

Nov 16, 2013 - Stage 2 - still raining

Cities roll by: Vollidad - Old Mexican colonial town that serves up a great breakfast Merida - Beautiful city with crazy drivers who accelerate when see Al ...resulting in no damage, no injuries, no policia, AND no problems Uman - Amaing small town with mix of Mayan and Spanish architecture ...families having a celebration! Campeche - final destination at only 82 miles of DUMPING driving rain add an oil spill on the highway and Al's only headlight is high beam it was a memorable white knuckle ride! In Campeche ...nearly impossible to find a...

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Tour de Mexico

Oct 24, 2012 - Campeche

Campeche A beautiful colonial port town, a UNESCO world heritage site full of colour, amazing churches and city walls. After a hectic bus ride ( 4hrs of air conditioned snoozing, snacks and movies) we check into a beautiful hotel as the storm hits. Biblical rain through the courtyard of the hotel makes flip flops and tiled floors a Pluto on ice Disney cartoon. Headed for a bar to 'taste test' 4 local beers and a 200ml measure of tequila in an hour. Sight seeing is so much more enjoyable when you can see two of everything. Waded into another...

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Dec 16, 2011 - Campeche

Today we went by bus to Campeche. Campeche is the capital city of the state of Campeche. This is the third state, along with Quintana Roo and Yucatan that make up the Yucatan peninsula. We arrived to find out that the hotel where we had made a reservation had gone out of business. After much searching and first moving into one hotel and then out again, we ended up at Hotel Lopez. A very nice place but about three hours wasted and lugging suitcases before we got settled. More about Campeche tomorrow.

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Find Tom 4

Jun 10, 2011 - From San Cristobal to Merida

San Cristobal de las Casas, unseren ersten Stopp zurück in Mexico erreichten wir per Bus. Vorbei ging es an zahlreichen 3000m hohen Vulkanen. Der Grenzübertritt war wieder mal total einfach und schnell erledigt, die ganze Grenze wirkte wie ein großer Markt. San Cristobal hat unser ‚Käferfieber’ für Mexico entfacht…..drei Tage durchstreifen wir die schöne Kolonialstadt immer die Kamera abschussbereit. Wir besuchen ein cooles Reggaekonzert und sehen seit langem mal wieder Filme im Kino. Auf unserem Weg von San Cristobal nach Merida nehmen wir...

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Bikefeeling

May 16, 2011 - San Franciscu de Campeche

ein weiterer notwendiger zwischenstop, um nachtbusse zwecks verkehrs- und persoenlicher sicherheit- zu vermeiden, welche teils unabdingbar scheinen um mexikos grosse distanzen tagsueber zu ueberbruecken. nicht immer sind es die distanzen. umso weiter man sich von den ueblichen touristengebieten fortbewegt, desto staerker ist die militaerpraesenz und die daraus resultierenden checkpoints an den hauptstrassen. es scheint, es wird zeit mich wieder mal zu rasieren. irgendwie erscheine ich den militaers immer "sehr verdaechtig" und werde oft...

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Feb 17, 2010 - Campeche 17 - 28 Feb

Campeche is our first stay in a colonial town on the Gulf Coast. Brightly colored colonial buildings, ancient fortress and walls dating back to the 1500's. Our first night was spent in The Colonial Hotel. Great old building with beautiful tiles and courtyard. The rooms are very spacious with high ceilings. The bathroom is simply a corner of the room, with shower, sink and toilet...not offering much privacy, but enough. The nice thing about this hotel is that it's very quiet. The downside is that there are lot's of rules...you must be in...

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Feb 7, 2010 - Campeche via Villahermosa - pics need labels

On bus met two very interesting fellows, Jose & Carlos who told us much about the Mayan calender. Jose received his doctorate in Maya studies. The jist of his ideas was that the Maya never gave dates nor said that the end of the world was coming. Mostly the info relates to the end of an age and the beginning of another. On to the Olmec historic past some 3000+ years ago. We arrived early in the day so walked from bus station to outdoor museum...great park and wonderful display of Olmec sculptures! (see pics) On bus at 1pm to Campeche by...

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Dec 19, 2009 - Campeche

Hostel- Hotel Reforma, rustic and under repair. Well located. 395 pesos for double room and AC. Cheaper for dorms and other single rooms. Wifi in some rooms. Locals told us of other better places to stay (hostel Amigo). Would not stay here again, we like seats on our toilets. Campeche We hit the road the next morning bound for Campeche. I had done some research on line and found out that Campeche was the site on which Cortez had made first landfall in the new world. He didn’t stay, as the (wise) natives were not friendly. It eventually did...

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Mar 4, 2009 - Merida, Yucatan to Campeche, Mexico

We got off to an exceptionally slow start this morning; not hitting the road until 11:00 AM. No matter since we only have about 175 km planned for today on easy roads. It took the better part of half an hour just to get out of Meridia. Once we did the road was extremely flat, straight and down right boring. As with most of the Yucatan Peninsula that we have passed through the vegetation is low and thick. Some of the trees/bushes are dormant right now giving the landscape that unappealing, lifeless look in places. The only breaks came when...

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