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Nov 17, 2013 - Day 2 ...Kim's best day yet!

Yesterday rode from Campeche along the coastal highway ...an amazing ride with small towns, minimal traffic, and nice winding turns! OHHH.. and most importantly no rain! An ocean front breakfast put the day off to a good start. Justin's favorite stop was a ocean side street vendor selling a 'fish cocktail' comprised of Octopus, Shrimp, Squid, and a few more unidentifiable sea life.... tasted amazing! The good day continued as we arrived in Frontera for the evening and after a search found a great Hotel just off of the main plaza (see...

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Tour de Mexico

May 21, 2011 - Villahermosa

vom angenehem kuehlen Bergdoerfchen San Cristobal fanden wir uns in der (wortwoertlich aus dem spanischen) uebersetzten "huebschen stadt" wieder. wie viele tequillas und deren nachwirkungen, die kolonialen spanier zu dieser namensgebung bewegten fanden wir nicht heraus, jeodch schon - so glauben wir- warum der ort in der provinz tabasco liegt. die gleichnamige, und ebenfalls von hier stammende sauce, ist etwa gleich heiss, wie die temperaturen. so treiben uns nicht die lokalen gerichte mit tabascosauce traenen in die augen, sondern eher...

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Mar 10, 2010 - Campeche then on to Chichilapa

Time to head back to the U.S......Stopped overnight at our favorite Hostel Parroquia in Campeche before our long trek back home. Beautiful gulf coast ocean waters. Drove across a causeway that led to a small fishing village called Savanyon. Temperature is heating up...ate lunch at a cafe in town then enjoyed some delicious watermelon. They have motorcycles taxis here...pretty funny sight....a motorcycle with a carriage attached for passengers. Drove and drove through the land of "many topes" towards Villa Hermosa. Getting late so we...

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Dec 17, 2009 - Villahermosa

Hotel Choco's. Moderately clean, kind of noisy, close to the market. 20 peso cab to downtown. Great parking for the bike. I would stay here again. 400 pesos. Wifi in lobby. Villahermosa We have been found on different searches by people looking for info in towns, so I'll start to include the hotel info at the beginning of each entry for those travellers. We awoke in Veracruz to another day with threatening rain clouds. We had learned our lesson though, and the still fogged-up camera was safely stowed in the trunk. We managed to get out of...

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Dec 16, 2009 - Villahermosa

Hola, Gisterenavond nog een nachtbus genomen naar Villahermosa. Deze rit heeft 12u geduurd. We moesten dan ook helemaal vanuit de bergen naar de vochtig warme jungle van Tabasco (provincie). Niettegenstaande dat het een comfortabele bus was, hebben we weer vrij veel moeite gehad om wat te slapen. Vooral het eerste deel van de rit was een beproeving: veel slingerwegen brachten onze magen wat van streek (zonder veel erg, we werden gewoon wat wagenziek, de ervaren buschauffeur nam de bochten nogal gezwind :) Tegen de ochtend kwamen we in een...

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Mar 8, 2009 - Sweating while standing still

Departure time: 0720 Everyone hooked up and actually on the road at: 0840 Arrival time and everyone parked at: 1300 Distance traveled: 98 miles Staying at: El Gordo Trailer Park, Villahermosa Amenities: none for us - dry camping once again It was time to leave our home in the jungle. Little did we know it would take well over an hour to get everyone out of the ‘campground’ and on the main roadway out of town. Our arrival in Villahermosa afforded the group with another parking challenge. It seems that the area we had planned on parking in...

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Feb 1, 2009 - Villahermosa Fun?

The wind stayed mild during the night, so I was up early to try to finish washing the RV. But, the campground staff was not around, and the water pump was off, so no pressure. We watched the caravan wander out, and were just about to follow when I got a call on the CB that a unit that had just left had been sideswiped by a truck, and the driver’s side mirror was gone. We relayed the message to the Tailgunner, and headed out. This trip was mostly on toll road. We questioned the purpose of the toll, since the road was in very poor condition....

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Dec 9, 2008 - Near Puerto Ceiba

Tuesday December 9…10:45pm Well today was another interesting day! We were ready to go by 8am, just as we had mentioned to the rancher. We drove out of his cow pasture and one of his daughters opened the gates for us leading towards the path to the road. It was pretty much just a two lane path leading to the road, winding it’s way among some palm trees. The sun was shining right in our faces when Ruth warned me to watch out for a tree stump off to her side. I didn’t see it because of the sun, but I didn’t stop either. I just kept going,...

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Dec 6, 2008 - Sanchez Magallanes

Saturday December 6…6:30pm I’m writing the journal early tonight, because I know I’m just not going to feel like it later! Today wasn’t a great day. We did wake up with the birds, at about 6:15am. Spent about 2 hours getting ready to go. Had some breakfast, emptied the tanks, filled the freshwater tank. And we got on the road about 8:15am. The first part went fairly well. Getting from Lake Catemaco to Acayucan was on a scenic road that was in fairly good shape. But we took the free road from Acayucan to Cosqleacaque instead of the toll road...

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Aug 4, 2008 - Catemaco to Villahermosa

9:40am, 840 miles since the border, we pulled out of Catemaco in a light rain heading down and south to Villahermosa, the capital of the state of Tabasco. I was nervous about the mountain roads, but they were good, in general easier than the drive up from Veracruz. By noon we were on the toll road and maintaining a nice steady speed on pretty smooth roads. Last time went through here the toll road was under construction and the pot-holes were hellacious... not what you expect when you're paying for a road. This time construction was...

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Mar 13, 2007 - Villahermosa, MX - La Venta Museum

Driving occupied the first half of the day as we departed Palenque bound for Villahermosa, just 98 miles away; but, you remember we are in Mexico and this short drive took 3 hours. We paid one toll of 53 pesos. There was lots of road construction and it was slow going. We were waved on through the Customs Inspection and Military Inspection points. Shortly, we left the state of Chiapas and entered the state of Tabasco. This region is famous for the cocoa bean which, of course, makes chocolate. Tabasco has also benefited from onshore and...

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Mar 13, 2007 - Villahermosa part 2

Readers who have been traveling closely with us may have noted that we have been in Villahermosa once before. Our itinerary forms a figure eight and we are closing the bottom loop as of today. When we came through here last, we stayed in one of those infamous parking lots since the wagon master feared that the campground was muddy and we would get stuck there. We already have four days of boondocking ahead of us, so he figured that the risk was worth it. We are camped next to a large recreation complex including a pool and enjoying our...

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