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Jun 18, 2014 - SLOW Start

Tuesday - Day 1 I was up until 1:30am and still hadn't finished packing.Had a good dinner with Wanda. As usual the details took up too much of the morning and instead of leaving before dawn it is now 9:30. I am a little more excited than I was but it is time to get out of here!

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Jun 2, 2014 - Preparation

Today is just simple preparation. 1st Clean the house, work on some wine for Patrick's Wedding this September, constructing a shed, updated maps in the GPS, mapped a couple of routes. Read the State Departments Warnings (according to them I will die ha, ha), checked about acquiring necessary paperwork. About a week or so to departure I haven't decided a date yet. I have to decide about visiting 2 of my siblings in the Dallas/Fort Worth area - it is a fairly large diversion coming from Atlanta.

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Nov 20, 2011 - Puerto Escondido, Mexico

I´m heading towards Puerto Escondido right now. I ran into the aussies again so I´m traveling with them. Passed through Acapulco, horrible traffic, did not want to stay there at all. Today is the Mexican independence day so we keep running into all the parades in all the small towns. Thats about all

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Trip Journal

Ken's adventure 2011

May 19, 2011 - Puerto Escondido

Arrived here after the worst night bus of the trip. Thoroughly searched as we went onto the bus, and then throughout the night men with big guns came on the bus for passport checks and MORE bag searches, which slightly destroyed any hope of sleep! And, with the air con on its highest, it was so so cold! But we were the only 2 on the big bus, so were able to spread out and get our own double seats, which was a tiny beam of light in the darkness! Anyway, arrived a little earlier than expected to the incredible humidity of a 7am Puerto...

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Jan 10, 2011 - Puerto Escondido

We arrived in Puerto Escondido at about 7am on the 7th after a loooong bus trip from Oaxaca. We met a crazy guy from the US who grabbed a cab with us to find some accommodation. Lucky us - he spoke Spanish and we found a top place, Cabanas Edda that had no hot water but was a bargain at 150pesos/night between us, with a private cold water bathroom. We ditched our stuff and headed straight to the beach with our new friend Brent. We decided to follow a path along the rocks that led us to another beach (Playa something something) where we...

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Nov 14, 2010 - Day 14

Day 14 - Tapachula, Mexico to Puerto Escondido Starting Odometer: 33060 Miles traveled today: 285 This morning was cool, windy and wet. We geared up and protected all the contents of our bags bracing for the worst. But it seems that the heavy rains had come before our 5:30 a.m. departure so the worst was only the spray from the road and from the few other vehicles that were out at that time. So we pushed on through the dark sky and soon, with storms over the ocean to the west and over the mountains to the east, we rolled right...

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Nov 8, 2010 - Day 8

Day 8 - Layover in Puerto Escondido As I write this we're listening to Beach Boys music being broadcast throughout the hotel courtyard by Fernando, the Mexican bartender from New York! We're told by Fernando to make our reservation for the return trip because we'll be right in the middle of a week-long international surf contest. We think we'll pass...to crowded, crazy, noisy and too much exposure traffic-wise. Are we getting old, or what? Here's the day which, by the way, is perfectly timed: Good coffee and pastries (thanks Roger!) (,...

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Nov 7, 2010 - Day 7

Day 7 - Zihuatanejo to Puerto Escondido Starting Odometer: 31310 Miles traveled today: 390 Gas: Zihuatanejo, Alcapulco, Pinotepa National, Puerto Escondido Sunday...lots of family gatherings and church events all along the way. One thing is evident, my eyes are my camera. With the pace we're keeping, I have very little opportunity to take photos except for the beginning and end of the day. That'll change as we enter Central America in a couple of days. So, my photos are pretty much documentation of the interesting hotels we find. Not such...

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Oct 21, 2010 - Puerto Escondido -> Acapulco

In 2h we take an overight bus to Acapulco and then we will proceed to Lazaro Cardena and Uruapan, so we will most likely not see anything from Acapulco.. Well, I think thats okay. ---- Nach einem weiteren faulen Tag am Strand warten wir nun in einem Internetcafe nahe der Central Camionetas Touristico auf unseren Nachtbus nach Acapulco. Wir werden gegen 7 Uhr frueh dort ankommen und wahrscheinlich gleich weiterfahen nach Lazaro cardenas und dann nach Uruapan. Dort werden wir eine Nacht bleiben und einen kleinen Abstecher nach Paracho machen,...

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Oct 20, 2010 - Puerto Escondido

Yesterday I arrived at Puerto Escondido, the "hidden port". It's a bit bigger than the last town (30.000 inhabitants), but there are very few tourists because it is no season. Tomorrow we will go to Acapulco.. but most likely we won't stay there. I can't write more right now because the keyboard in this cybercafe is very unusable ;)

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Jul 7, 2010 - Puerto Escondido - Mexico

July 7, 2010 I left Oaxaca City at 10 arrived in Puerto Escondido at 3:30. The last three quarters of an hour, dropping into the coast, it rained. I got a great place right off the bat. It has a super view of the ocean. The only problem was that the room is on the third floor. 2 x 50 lbs saddle bags, a dry bag and extra tyres. Oh yeah! And me. It´s a bitch lugging that shit up three flights of stairs. If Electra could talk! When I Walked in I had to walk through the court yard and past three young Mexicans smoking pot. I Spoke with the...

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Jun 15, 2010 - Puerto Escondido

We reached Puerto Escondido after a long and windy van journey through the mountains, at times we were driving higher than the clouds which was just surreal. We stayed on Zicatela beach at an amazing hostel called Buena Onda. Zicatela was quite far out of the town but had loads of backpackers there so we didn't really have to leave our cabañas. The beach is really long and beautiful, but the waves were so high that we couldn't go deeper than ankle depth without getting knocked over! Luckily the rain has been holding out until the evenings...

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