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Jan 31, 2008 - Ahoy me hearties!

Campeche is a very quiet, very pretty little town. When I arrived off the bus last night and went for a walk you would have thought I was the only tourist in town - I didn`t meet a single other person that was a non-Mexican. Situated right on the sea (no beach sadly, the water comes right up to the walls), it´s an old town with fortified walls that had a habit of being invaded by pirates on a regular basis. It´s got a lot of beautiful churches, a tree filled zocalo and a cute little tram like train that does a route around what`s left of...

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Feb 21, 2007 - Campeche, MX - Walled Colonial City

A tour of the city of Campeche is the agenda for today. Our bus arrived to transport us at 9 o'clock. We were trying to get laundry done but the guy drove off leaving us standing with dirty clothes in plastic bags......was it something we said? We left all the laundry in front of Hutch's coach and took bets on whether it would be gone when we returned.......it wasn't; it was still there when we got back. We'll try at the next place or just do it ourselves. The first stop on our tour was at Fuerte de San Miguel. This is a colonial fortress...

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Feb 20, 2007 - Campeche, MX - Capital of Campeche State

We traveled a little differently today. Margrita and I rode together in their car and Joe drove our MH and Jeep and Hutch drove their MH. So Margrita and I were the tour guides. We left early and it was an easy drive of about 97 miles to our new home for the next 3 nights at Club Nautico RV Park in Campeche. We had lovely gulf views all along the coast and the town of Champoton was quite scenic. There were some beautiful spacious homes along some stretches of this road, some with swimming pools and all with excellent ocean views. We took...

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Feb 20, 2007 - drive to Campeche

An easy morning's drive on decent roads that did not charge tolls brought us from Isla Aguada to the outskirts of Campeche. The road followed the sea and as we came northeast the water got clearer and bluer and the sand more white and powdery. There was a neighborhood of lovely homes that would fit in just fine on the Florida or California coast. But closer examination showed that they were boondocked there just as we are when we overnight in a parking lot. Each home had its own generator and water has to be trucked in. We passed through...

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Jan 30, 2007 - Isla Aguada to Campeche, Mexico

We had another 8 am departure. This time we found that our batteries were depleted and we couldn't bring in the slides or retract the Big Foot Levelers or even start the generator. So I broke out the battery charger and charged the batteries. After 30 minutes I started the generator and we were then able to bring in the slides and bring up the Big Foot Levelers. I had five minutes to spare and we joined the caravan. Another trailer discovered they had a flat tire. The caravan now has had 5 flat tires. The weather is now excellent being...

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Yucatan 2007

Apr 22, 2006 - Campeche

Campeche is a beautiful city, definitely my winner of Mexico tidy towns. It is the best preserved colonial city we have come across, and it is mostly tourist free too. It was designated a UNESCO world heritage site a few years back and its not hard to see why. We did the little tourist train tour of the city, not the best tour we've ever been on to out it mildly, but as the tour was all in Spanish it was funny. We did get to see all the highlights of the city though, which is great as we only have a day here. The town was very sleepy all...

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Linda and Donal 2006

Mar 30, 2006 - Campeche and a Spot of Bad Luck

Brightly coloured houses, cobblestone streets, all surrounded by an ancient fortification and set on the Gulf of Mexico, this town rightly deserves its UNESCO world heritage listing. We found our hostel at 3am and crashed. We jumped out of bed at 11am, bright eyed and bushy tailed and ready to explore this colourful town - only to discover that we had been robbed! Some rotten scoundrel seated behind us helped themselves to our small camera, mobile phone and iPod, all inside Kel's bag which she had put under her feet for safe keeping....

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Loges' Go Global

Jan 26, 2006 - Off to Campeche

It rained so hard and loud during the night that Pennie got up twice to close windows. It was so loud she couldn't sleep. When we met to leave at 5:30 in the morning Susie told us that she (and some others) had to be moved at 1:30 in the morning. During the night the creek on the property overflowed and water rushed though many of the casitas located at the low part of the land. In the middle of the night. The water in her casita was above the level of the bed platform. She didn't even realize until the security people knocked on her door...

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Aug 25, 2005 - Campeche

25.08 (KtH) We caught the 10.30am bus to Campeche this morning. Some ADO (first class) buses require you to check in your luggage much like an airport check-in. Damien was quick to tell me that his bag weighs 25kg while my bag weighs 17kg. We had recently transferred some of my small heavier items to his bag as I wasn't coping with the load very well. Oh well.....what are husbands for? We disembarked 2.5hrs later in the oven called Campeche. We walked to the hostel we planned to stay with the heat of the sun beating down on us. We couldn't...

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Aug 22, 2005 - Campeche

Depart a 8h et arrivee a 14h a Campeche. Il fait toujours aussi chaud et peut-etre un chouia moins humide parce qu`on a quitte la jungle et qu`on est ici au bord du Golfe du Mexique. On a aussi quitte l`etat du Chiapas pour celui de Campeche. La ville du meme nom, d`abord cite maya puis fortifiee par les espagnols apres avoir ete pillee par les pirates pendant 2 siecles, a 200000 hab et son centre est patrimoine mondial. C`est maintenant une jolie petite ville coloree, restauree et tranquille ou on joue au bingo le dimanche soir sur la...

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Nov 24, 2004 - Campeche

Campeche: The bus ride from Villahermosa to Campeche ran along the edge of the sea and marshes of the Tabasco plain. We stopped for lunch at a cute outdoor café. One of the favorites of the bus drivers as I could see he was treated like a king. I had a quesadilla, just to be safe. The rest of the ride climbed over hills and soon we were over the ridge and down into the City of Campeche. I took a taxi to the Hostel de Pirate. It had a quaint décor of Pirates in the lobby. The man in charge of the desk spoke enough English to get by. I was...

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Two months in Mexico

Sep 11, 2004 - Campeche

Spent all day on the bus to get here from Rio Legartos, when I arrived I went to a random hotel picked out of the Lonely Planet and was booked straight in without worrying about what state it was in. Mistake. The place was undergoing renovations, which is the politest way I can put it. Half demolished is more like it. The central courtyard was mud instead of tiles and there were piles of rubble everywhere. Unfortunately, the improvement works hadn´t reached as far as my room, which wins the award "Hotel room most like a jail cell" hands...

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Ruth on the road

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