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Old 11-24-2012, 05:08 PM   #10996
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Ximena

When I was in Sayulita exxackly two years ago some of Ximena's companeras were doing a fashion shoot there. I never knew that there were Mexican amazons... all of these girls were 6' or pushing it and very shapely.

Later, when I drove down the coast exploring I got to one resort where a Danish film crew was shooting a reality series, the Danish version of Hotel Paradise, now there are amazons who can put away a fair amount of clear alcohol. They were drinking it out of plastic beach pails.

Further down the road at the lovely little town of La Manzanilla (North of Manzanillo a bit) I picked up a gentleman 80 years young and gave him a ride to his house. He said normally he would walk but he had just dropped his girl friend off at the bus stop. She was headed back to Guadalajara to do a little shopping. He said that I really should go up there to find a girlfriend, the girls are extraordinary and this 25 year old was wearing him out. Viva Mexico!
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:09 PM   #10997
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There are adapters for the steripen pre-filters that fit various bottles, but not necessarily designed for steripen itself, I think.
I like the idea of this kit but It appears the filter is just that and not something the steripen would snap in to..
http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___69483
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:15 PM   #10998
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Ximena is 5' 8 1/2" according to my latest issue of Latina Stalker
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:18 PM   #10999
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Just down a bottle of water or your favorite sports drink every Pemex stop. Keep one mondo size bottle on the bike in case you break down.

This isn't rocket science.
+1

I also carry a 70 oz CamelBak on trips, but rarely use it because I do the above. I kind of think of it as my emergency supply. If I know bottled water is readily available I may sip from the CamelBak during the day. Refill occasionally with bottled water.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:52 PM   #11000
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Miguelito's 39 essential Spanish phrases

A friend of mine was asking about learning some Spanish before making a trip to Copper Canyon. I started thinking about it, and came up with 39 phrases which I consider a basic requirement to having a great trip. I didn't cover arcane things like negotiating with putas, or scoring weed. Those are for the more advanced class. :) Please correct or add to any of the translations or phrases as you see fit. I would have guessed that someone has already posted here at ADV something to this effect. If not, let me know,and I'll post it up in the Latin America section somewhere.

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Old 11-24-2012, 07:10 PM   #11001
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:16 PM   #11002
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+1; fill camelback at OXXO. Get beer at OXXO if its after 5PM.

Really. I took this outside an OXXO in the suburbs of Tampico in 2006, according to my notes:

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Old 11-24-2012, 08:44 PM   #11003
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A friend of mine was asking about learning some Spanish before making a trip to Copper Canyon. I started thinking about it, and came up with 39 phrases which I consider a basic requirement to having a great trip. I didn't cover arcane things like negotiating with putas, or scoring weed. Those are for the more advanced class. :) Please correct or add to any of the translations or phrases as you see fit. I would have guessed that someone has already posted here at ADV something to this effect. If not, let me know,and I'll post it up in the Latin America section somewhere.

http://miguelitoh2o.posterous.com/mi...anish-phrases#
I think in #32, the answer I usually get is in time and not distance. For example: "Cuantas horas a Morelia?" There usually seems to be a disconnect when I asked how many km?
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:51 PM   #11004
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I think in #32, the answer I usually get is in time and not distance. For example: "Cuantas horas a Morelia?" There usually seems to be a disconnect when I asked how many km?
Yeah, I've had that response as well. The only problem is they can be telling you how many hours it takes to get there by bus,and not by moto. Still, might be good to add "horas" as an alternate pregunta.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:52 AM   #11005
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Since I don't speak any Spanish I usually just say the word kilometers followed by the name of the place I'm headed with a questioning look on my face. It seems to work, but only if they grab a stick and write the number in the dirt.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:17 AM   #11006
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feeling but a few minor bouts of something or other. I have to say I am happier without the acid. So maybe, if you are on acid reducers, be extra aware of the quality of your water.
My wife purchased a distiller and this ended my stomach pains. Now with your info I understand why. It seems that even here in the heart of the United States there are unseen organisms in the water.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:19 PM   #11007
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That's a 101 class.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:32 PM   #11008
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Sign me up for the advanced class.
You could teach the advanced class
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:59 PM   #11009
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Hi!

I just got back from 43 days in Mexico. No problems! Spent a lot of time in south Mexico, about a week each in Mexico City and Lazaro Cardenas. All is well. I encountered no problems of any kind! I am still not home, I should get there in a few more days. I have been gone from home 50 days so far. I have also been gone 208 days for the year, but almost 50 of those days were with Tracy in Dallas.

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Old 11-25-2012, 05:06 PM   #11010
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motorcycles pay half the car rate.
I paid half rate to cross the bridge at Nuevo Laredo last night.
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