Around the World in 800 Days

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  1. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    I took a tour of the Cuervo factory last week
    I was surprised how much I enjoyed the 1800 Anejo
    It is aged for 2 and a half years in oak
    Almost enough to qualify as an extra anejo
    And everyone in the town of Tequila told me that Jose Cuervo make the best tequila in the world.
    Their Gold is crap
    But the other stuff is not too shabby

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    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    Todo Bien
    I put a charge on the battery and it fired right up

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    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    Muchas Gracias

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    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    It was just the battery

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    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    Yep, just the battery
    A good mechanic told me once to rule out all the simple things before you dive in to the complicated ones



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    Here is a little gem that is tough to get to just north of Puerto Angel

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    Breakfast this morning. It tasted better than it looked.
    Eggs Mexicana
    The location wasn't bad either
    Good thing as it too 20 minutes to get my food and I was pretty much the only one there.
    I guess thet were waiting on the chicken to lay that second egg

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    I had this beach all to myself.
    A little tough to get to but worth it.
    It is just north of Puerto Angel

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    There is this "hotel" on the beach that has these little cabanas built in to the hillside.
    No one was staying there
    Can't be more than a few pesos a night
    What are you waiting for

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    There is this crazy little beach town near by. It's called Zipolite. It has a big beautiful beach lined with hotels and restaurants. And when I say hotels......don't think Alcapulco style hotels. Many are just 4 walls and a roof. Some are nicer. I found a bed could be had for as little as $4 a night. The most expensive hotel is $100 a night........and that hotel has a restaurant on the beach that was rated by Lonely Planet as the 2nd best restaurant in all of Mexico. And I tried it and it was really that good!!!!!
    But Zipolite has a little of everything.
    It is mostly occupied by hippy tourist looking for a beach, some weed, cheap beers and inexpensive accomidations
    During the day, the beach is kind of a quasi-nude beach. What the hell........Even I dropped trou!!!! When in Rome................
    I have been going there to do some body surfing. The water temp is in the low 80's I am guessing. It is really nice and fun.
    During the evening, everyone comes out on the main drag in town and hangs out at all the little bars and restaurants. The people watching is great. Lots of dreadlocks. I saw one old dude with some young Mexican chick. I saw a couple in their 70's that looked like they just stepped out of woodstock. Everyone has a story to tell for sure.

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    Here is the main drag in Zipolite. In the picture, you can see the little Mexican scooter I have been riding. I have been getting braver on it. I am ever power sliding it around some of the dusty corners here in town. And I can say this out loud because I know the scooter's owner has done far worse to this little gem of Mexican engineering.:D

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    I had one of the best pizzas in my life on the streets here in Zipolite this evening. They called the "Mixta". But I think that translated into "meatlovers"
    It was made in a real brick, wood-fired oven
    Yum!

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    2 for 1 night..............every night

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    You expect taco stands here in Mexico
    But what about real gourmet food?
    Yep, it's here
    Mexican's take their food seriously
    At this one restaurant in Zipolite called La Provendecia, the chef is very serious.
    We saw him sampling all his sauces made to order. I saw him get made at his su-chef. And I never saw him smile once. He was too focused
    Here's the beef medalians and shrimp at about $15 a plate

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    My favorite thing to do here is watch the sunset and have a shot of my favorite tequila.:freaky
    This Cava de Oro Extra Anejo is stunning. Too bad its all gone now.
    BTW, one negative about this place is it seems like it is always on fire.
    Mexicans here burn everything
    You can smell the smoke in the air. It is really quite sad but it make for beautiful sunsets

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    In my case, I guess it was 4 for 2:D LOL

  17. Wayne B

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    Hey Ed, your right about that scooter your borrowing,
    Kev has done some cool tricks on it....how is the rumble-toe Bro?

    Not surprised about your lingering in Puerto Angel/ Zip.
    Pure magic.

    have fun,
    Wayne
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    Scubalong Been here awhile

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    Ed

    I am glad it just the battery:clap
    You sure know how to party..................:freaky
    I :cry
    Reading your report make me want to jump on my bike and heading down south.......
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    Hey Wayne......good to hear from you
    Trust me...............there are times I am thinking that this RTW trip will turn in to a one way trip to Puerto Angel and just stay here
    But I am actually doing some research to see where I am off to next
    I have some Inca and Aztec ruins to discover and some volcanos to climb
    And I am bonding with the scooter. I just hope it doesn't re-bell and toss me off the high side doing my powerslides
    And what is a rumble tow?
    Next time I want you, Kevin and Terry here. Wouldn't that be a blast. How long do you think it would be before someone wound up in the hospital????
    LOL


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    That is the point I am trying to make
    Anyone can do this
    All you need to do is jump on your bike to get here
    This place is real and it exists. It's not a place that only exists in books and stories.
    It is waiting.
    I am proof
    I am here
    And it is everything I was hoping it would be and more
    Ok, gotta go hit the waves


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