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Mar 1, 2015 - Tehuantepec

Saturday 2/28 We got an early start from Oaxaca to see a few more things in the area. First stop was the Tule Tree, the largest tree in Mexico. I wouldn’t disagree! Our guide said it took 30 people holding hands to reach around it, and that looked about right to me. Next we went to a distillery to see how mescal is made. This is the true ‘Mexican Gold’, so they say. It is made from the fruit of the agave plant, a large, fibrous ‘pineapple’ in the middle of a very prickly cactus. The fruit is roasted underground for six days, then crushed...

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Feb 8, 2010 - Tehuantepec

Hotel Guieshoba in Tehuantepec. 650 Pesos. Clean rooms, hot water, wifi that worked in the room (we were near the lobby), adjoining restaurant with good food, friendly staff; good value for the money. To Zipolite (Zipo-LI-tee) We said farewell to some very good friends in San Cristobal, and hit the road. The weather was quite cool, so Barbie had on her chaps and jacket, and boots. I went with the long pants, runners and my denim shirt. I knew we would spend the first 45 minutes of our ride going straight down hill, and the temperature would...

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Mar 9, 2009 - Worst roads ever!

Departure time: 0700 Arrival time: 1745 Distance traveled: 265 miles Staying at: parking lot of school outside of Tehuantepec Amenities: dry camping for the entire group We managed to get ourselves out of our ‘jigsaw puzzle’ parking with little difficulty and hit the highway heading out of Villahermosa. The first 130 miles we actually back tracked along roadways we had covered on our drive from Catemaco to Isla Aguada. These were 4 lane toll roads and we actually made pretty good time ( 36 mph in the first 130 miles!) After leaving the...

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Mar 4, 2009 - To Tehuantepec

Today we drove across the Continental Divide, almost to the Pacific Ocean (we could see the coast from the hills). The route descended over 6000 feet. It was 31 when we got up, and it was 101 where we stopped to eat lunch. The road directions were bad toward the end. At first, this was caused by a new cloverleaf that had sprung up since the last caravan went through last year. Here we had to do a U turn across a 2 lane highway, and tore off part of a heat shield in the process. Scraping and banging along, we found our way back to the...

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Dec 19, 2008 - Puerto Angel to Tehuantepec, Oaxaca

Sometimes appearances can be deceiving. Our assumption that Puerto Angel was not busy only lasted one day. This is Friday and the beginning of the 2 week Mexican Christmas vacation period. Already this morning people were arriving. We had loosely planned on spending a few days at least on the beach either here in Puerto Angel or down the coast a little at Huatulco which we understand is very nice. Now we suddenly realized that Christmas was next week and we had better find a place to spend Christmas very soon. Some fellow travels we met...

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