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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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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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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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Feb 20, 2007 - Villahermosa, Mexico

We left Palenque and we headed towards Villahermosa. We were scheduled to spend the night in Villahermosa but we decided to go an extra 100 miles past Villahermosa in order to reduce the number of miles the following day. So instead of staying in Villahermosa we stayed 100 miles west of Villahermosa, I do not know the name of the town. There was a very large bridge and under the bridge was a statue erected to coremorate the construction of the bridge. It was very busy with a large number of trucks with no mufflers using the area as a...

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Yucatan 2007

Feb 17, 2007 - Villahermosa, MX - Capital of Tabasco

A long drive stretched out in front of us today. Destination was Villahermosa for a distance of 280 miles. However, we were on cuota (toll) roads most of the way. Five tolls for a total of 1117 pesos got us some fairly decent roads and some absolutely horrible stretches that resembled mine fields. We crossed into our third state; the state of Tabasco. We drove on ahead of the caravan with Hutch & Margrita and stopped for a brief lunch. Our average mph was up significantly. By our re-grouping point, we were about an hour ahead of the caravan...

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Feb 17, 2007 - Villahermosa

As the sun broke over the beach in Verzcruz we started our engines. Another big driving day lay ahead - almost 300 miles. The trip log forecast that it would take about nine hours and unfortunately it was dead on. Middrive we lost our connection to satellite radio, so our sole remaining source of news is the internet. Much of today's drive was on autopista - tollway. We complain about the tolls back home, but we shelled out almost $70 today. Generally the road was four lane divided with a shoulder, but there were areas that were full of...

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Jan 27, 2007 - Veracruz to Villahermosa, Mexico

We had a very long drive, about 290 miles and in Mexico that is a long drive. We started at 7:30 AM but we had to start moving RV's at 7 AM just to get on the road at 7:30. It was cloudy and about 68 degrees. It took almost a hour just to get out of Veracruz. Then we past through countryside that had bananas, pineapples and sugar cane. Everywhere we go the people wave at us. The get very excited when they see us. We had one expecially hard U-turn we had to make (we call them Mexican left turns). We were having trouble waiting for traffic....

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Yucatan 2007

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