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May 23, 2011 - Veracruz

ein weiterer kochend heisser Ort am Golf von Mexiko, und ein geschichtstraechtiger dazu. Heute eine wohlhabende Erdoelmetropole, so war es vor knappen 500 Jahren die erste, von den Kolonialherren erbaute Stadt der "neuen Welt", wo der brutale, goldgierige Feldzug des Hernan Cortez begann. Spaeter, nachdem Mexiko 1821 bereits seine Unabhaengigkeit von Spanien erlangt hatte, kamen US-Truppen, und versuchten erfolglos das letzte Mal 1914, diesen Teil Mexikos um Veracruz zu annektieren um einen verlaengerten Zugang zum oelreichen Golf von...

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Mar 17, 2010 - Vera Cruz 17 - 19 Mar

Drove to Vera Cruz and found a nice hotel, The UluaThe manager was friendly and although he didn't speak much English, he was willing to try to communicate. He gave us a huge room on the 3rd floor, with a balcony. The lobby has a microwave and coffee in the morning. Danny is sick with flu-like symptoms...he decided to get antibiotics and wait it out. Bill and I bought hot dogs at a pharmacy??...and some great french bread from a bakery across the street and pretty much existed on those during our stay here...They were actually very good....

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Feb 22, 2010 - Very sad news!

For those who have been following Bill and Janine's travels here on their trip journal. As you see, the last journal entry Bill made was on February 18, 2010 – Currently - Traveling in Distrito Federal, Mexico . Bill was in Veracruz. On Monday, February 22, 2010, he made his way from Veracruz and was traveling to Oaxaca, Mexico. He had talked that morning with his Father, Bill Atchison Sr., and was looking forward to taking a rented-car trip for two weeks with Bill Sr., who was expected to arrive later in the week in Oaxaca (February 26,...

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Feb 18, 2010 - A Cold & Wet Day In Veracurz.

It is a good thing I have a comfortable hotel here in Veracruz because I could be here a few days. It is still raining and pretty cold by Veracruz standards; perhaps a high if 14 or 15 C today. Last night it was below 10 C and there is no heat anywhere. Not in the hotel, restaurants or stores. They just never need it. I spent part of the morning searching for a sweatshirt or sweater as the clothes I have with me just aren’t enough. Of course there were none to be found since once again, here they just don’t need them. I can justify my...

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Feb 17, 2010 - Cholula, Puebla to Veracruz, Veracruz

This morning it was cool and wet. It had rained overnight and the overcast skies suggested this might just be the beginning. I had thought I might climb the pyramid to take a few photos of the church on top with the volcano in the background. Not today I am afraid. It was cool and damp but not raining as I made my way through Puebla. I knew I could avoid any tolls if I stayed off the main Mexico-Puebla caraterra but it turned out to be a bit tricky. I abandon the GPS routing and just kept heading in the right general direction I wanted to...

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Dec 16, 2009 - Veracruz

Hotel Central. Secure parking, downtown location. good for a 1 night stay. 410 pesos. good coffee shop/restaurant downstairs. www.hotel-central.com.mx Veracruz We got up in the morning to every bikers favorite sound; a complete downpour of rain. We toyed with the idea of just staying put for another night, but then remembered that we were in the rainforest. It could rain like this for days if it wanted to, and warmth and sunshine lay somewhere south of us. We decided to bite the bullet, and ride. I put my rain gear on to pack the bike....

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Oct 23, 2009 - Veracruz

De Puebla nous nous dirigeons vers la cote atlantique, vers l’est. Nous voulons visiter un endroit dont nous a parle Marc, le cousin de Marie. C’est en fait un éco-village, situé dans les montagnes de l’état de Veracruz. Nous y arrivons au deuxième jour de trajet, en stop, en bus en a pied, car ils sont bien retirés dans la campagne. Le domaine parait assez grand et leur principal activité est d’organiser des stages de différents domaines (sujets toujours écologiques). Nous y passons presque la journée a visiter et a attendre qu’ils...

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Mar 8, 2009 - Acayucan to Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico

The motorcycling couple we met briefly at the gate to Chichen Itza recommended the area around Catemaco as a place we should explore if we could. We decided to take a route to Veracruz that would pass through Catameco, which is located on Mexico’s 3rd largest fresh water lake. One of the unusual aspects of Catemaco is that it is the centre of whictchcraft in Mexico. People come from all over the country for “consultaions” and every year there is a gathering of witches from all over Mexico here for cleanzing rituals. As you pull into town...

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Feb 12, 2009 - We are south of Cuba!!

Time of departure - 0830 Time of return - 1630 Spent day on tour bus in Veracruz Weather - low 80’s with low humidity and light breeze Today was a bus tour of Veracruz Mexico. Some of the highlights. Veracruz is on the Bay of Campeche. It is a petroleum producing region, major seaport and manufacturing center. Volkswagens are manufactured here. The parts are made in Germany, shipped here, assembled here and the new cars are shipped back to Germany and elsewhere. Hard to imagine they save money this way. We learned that each state in Mexico...

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Feb 11, 2009 - More beach

Departure time - 0800 Arrival time - 1200 Distance traveled - 123 miles Travel related expenses - 152 pesos or $11.13 in tolls Weather - low 80’s and humid, got really windy late in the day Destination - Veracruz, Veracruz (city & state same name) Campground - El Rey, 15 amp (not) & waterSadly, it was time to leave the Costa Esmeralda area, we had fallen in love with this beach front campground and it’s friendly hosts. But it was time to see what was down the road….. Our travels today took us along the now familiar 2 lane roadways which...

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Feb 7, 2009 - Touring Veracruz and Antigua

Feb. 7 - Today we took a bus tour from our camp ground, just south of Veracruz, to the tiny old city of Antigua, into the city of Veracruz, including the old fortifications around the city of Veracruz, and the downtown city of Veracruz. We enjoyed the day - lots of history here. One of the things that interested me was the huge number of single family homes under construction. They are small, attached, and really conjested. The bus driver explained that the government is helping people by allowing them to pay forward toward a down payment,...

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Feb 6, 2009 - On the Road Again

Feb. 6 - Left the RV Park on the Emerald Cost around 8:30. Arrived at El Rey RV Park south of Veracruz, just past Boca Del Rio. The day’s travel was uneventful. Passed through banana plantations and saw lots of coconut trees, as well as trucks carrying sugar cane. The trucks were running over with the sugar cane, and a lot of it was scattered along the roadway. El Rey RV Park is out in the middle of nowhere, but the view is great. Our caravan comprises 90% of the campers here. You can see Veracruz from our camp site - we are right on the...

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