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Old 09-27-2012, 04:48 PM   #31
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Talking Keep the photos coming!

Not sure what you did for a living but you definitely have an eye for composition, lovely photos. Be safe on your journeys, we'll follow along. Sid
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:36 PM   #32
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:03 PM   #33
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Subscribed! Looks like a great trip. A lot of us get the urge to stuff like this around 40 but you are living the dream right now!
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:48 PM   #34
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Excellent report so far, keep it going.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:25 PM   #35
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San Luis Potosi to Santiago de Querétaro

Loaded the bike at 10:00 AM, and made my way to Querétaro. The ride was easy and not too much traffic, but it later rained after I checked in my hotel. I am staying at a Best Western, which is located about 10 minutes from then center of the city. I arrived around 1:00 PM, and unloaded my gear, and decided to go downtown to take a look around. Historic downtown Querétaro is really nice, and I really enjoyed the Spanish colonial setup of the city. I has these nice little park areas inside every block or so. The city is larger than San Luis, but has its own good feel to it. I stopped in one of the parks to grab a bite to eat, and I must say, that it was the best meal I have had thus far…the dish was called Pollo Tamara…chicken served in a orange sauce with coriander seeds. Tomorrow I will probably head back to the historic district to see if I missed anything special.


Me, Karina, and David at the Ibis Hotel in San Luis...they both spoke English


Me and David...he gave the best advice to me in San Luis





































































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Old 09-27-2012, 08:49 PM   #36
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Raymond,

Your photography really captures the essence of life in the towns you are visiting, very enjoyable. Best wishes for a safe and fulfilling journey!

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Old 09-27-2012, 09:22 PM   #37
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Subscribed!! Safe travels!


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Old 09-27-2012, 10:07 PM   #38
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Subscribed! I'm heading South as well in 2 weeks, so we might bump into each other somewhere in Central America.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:45 AM   #39
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Love your images, keep it up.
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:58 AM   #40
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Hey Raymond. Loving the ride report!!!! having been through 3 divorces myself, I know what you went through as well as what you are going through. i wish I had taken the trip like you! :) Until your RR, my plan was to ride mex after i retire in a couple years. now i'm thinking next summer.
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:21 AM   #41
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How did I miss this one?

You have a great eye for photographing people, Raymond. I'm definitely in!
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:13 AM   #42
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Great job! Enjoying your adventure. The wee strom was a great pick for the ride you are taking. I was at my local Suzuki dealership and the owner was telling me someone had brought in a V-strom with 125,000 miles and was trading up to another V-Strom. Those bikes are incredible. I'll be riding along with you on this thread. Happy Trails.
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:51 PM   #43
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Adventure on.

Hey Raymond, I really like the route you are taking. Those are some really picturesque towns you are passing through. Keep it coming and ride safe.
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:30 PM   #44
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Final day in Querétaro

I really enjoyed this town, it has a atmosphere for family enjoyment. I will have to put this town on my return visit list. I got up at 6:00 AM to take pictures of the cityscape at night and at sunrise. The hotel management gave me the key to enter a special top floor of the hotel to get my photos. Then later, I headed downtown at 9:00 PM to an Irish pub, that was recommended by the front desk. When I arrived I met two pilots (I think US Air) from Denver, they were on an overnight layover, and we had a few drinks and I told them my story. Then a Canadian guy from Toronto and his buddy from India arrived, and we had a great time drinking and telling stories. I was then formally introduced to a beer drink called a Michelada which is a Mexican drink made with beer, lime juice, and assorted sauces, spices, and peppers It is served in a chilled, salt-rimmed glass. There are numerous variations of this beverage throughout Mexico and Latin America. It is a kind of the beer version of a Bloody Mary. Note to self: don’t get wasted on the day prior to traveling out of town.


One of many Michelada!





















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Old 09-30-2012, 03:28 PM   #45
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Good on ya Raymond. I'm with ya in Spirit.

An Englishman went into the Sierra Madres several years ago with a Toyota pu and lived to tell the tale in the book, "God's Middle Finger." A very good quick read.
Heavy tourists areas are quite safe, like Copper Canyon. CrashMaster on this board would be a good one to contact. imo
A long read for later,might I suggest, "The Labyrinth of Solitude" by Octavio Paz a nobel laureate. He defines Mexican culture.

Hope you find a good city/town/village to share in The Day of The Dead celebrations, it's coming up in a month.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_the_Dead


Best Regards, John
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