Around the World in 800 Days

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  1. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    One the hardest things that I have ever had to do, but I am leaving paradise Friday and continue my journey
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    I am ready SCUBALONG...! Let's GO! Damn those beaches look GOOD!
    Keep up the great coastal reports Ed (BTW, are you Dutch too?)
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    OTE=hankgs;20238278]I am ready SCUBALONG...! Let's GO! Damn those beaches look GOOD!
    Keep up the great coastal reports Ed (BTW, are you Dutch too?)[/QUOTE]

    Not really Dutch
    I got the name from an opera by Richard Wagner
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    In Hualtalco Mexico,there are several little beach communities to check out and each has its own personality
    Here in Puerto Angel, where I am staying, it is mostly a working town wiyh a little beach and proteected bay. The fishermen go out each morning to catch fresh fish each day. There are lots of little taco stands, some restaurants and some markets to buy stuff. It mainly caters to the lovals which means prices are good. There are not many tourist here which I kind of like.
    Then the next beach down is Zipolite. It is the biggest beach here and has the most places to sta and eat. You can rent a room dor as little as fout dollars a night up to about a hundred. it also has sort of a night life on the main street in town.

    the next beach down it is called San augustillo. it is the smallest beach here but it is also 1 of the prettiest. there are plenty of places to stay right on the water. the prices maybe a little bit higher than Zipolite but it has more charm and is more laid back. I found 1 hotel right on the water had rooms at 20 dollars a night.
    the next beach down is called Muzunte. this speech is a combination of the 2 other beaches. it was 1 of my favorites. all 3 beaches had a hippie clientele. people came from all around the world to frolic on these beaches. I met people from Italy Argentina and Uruguay. I think most of the Americans are afraid to come down here but I see no reason why. I have never sent any sort of danger why traveling to Mexico. but I like to make up stories how I am most got killed by the Bandidos to keep other people away from spoiling my favorite beaches. so please stay away this town is very dangerous and you'll probably be killed if you come here. I will gladly sacrifice my life so I can bring you the pictures and stories from the comfort of your own home
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    With regards to the discussion “is the bmeer too complicated” I say no. My support is the logic that you are on an adventure and part of that adventure is a machine. If you have problems with the machine you deal with it just like having problems with the language or the accommodations or the weather. You may finish this adventure and have a completely new adventure riding the same route on a Ducati or a Honda Transalp. It is a feature of the trip and there is no right or wrong decision. Just my 2 cents. I look forward every day to reading the updates. Keep it up! May the road always be interesting and the saddle forgiving!
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    Scubalong Been here awhile

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    I am free this Christmas shut down :evil We might not catching up with Ed but I am sure we can be half way down to Cabo. :freaky
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    I am "FREE" from Jan 16th- maybe a month!!!!

    Ed, Thanks for the great beach wisdom, that is what I am looking for and it sounds like a very doable 3 week trip :D
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    Food is always a big part of traveling. Trying new things and revisiting old things.
    I when ton the local meat market where I bought that really good filet mignon tenderlion and got some hamburger meat. This is the result. It is on a fresh bagel bun with cheese and tomato. It also has avocado and fresh tomato.
    And yes it was muy bueno!

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    You can have your own room on this beach for a little as $20 a night! Think about that......what are you paying for your place? There is something wrong here?

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    Relaxing on $20 beach with a cold beer

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    My last sunset here at Puerto Angel
    I will be back

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    One last look at the sunset from my balcony

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    Mazunte Beach
    Where the European and South American hippies to go play and all the girls run around on the beach topless

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    On my adventure, I am trying to maximize fun and minimize pain. I know there are some guys out there riding 2 stroke Russian made motorcycles around the world. And unseizing pistons is part of their adventure. Just riding thru Central America is plenty of adventure for me. Plus I want to hike up mountains and kayak down rivers. That is my kind of adventure. Having a broken motorcycle is not the kind of adventure I want. But I am not silly enough to think that is not a possibly. And in hindsight, it will probably be something I will look back fondly. But I don't want any unexpected expenses repairing the motorcycle. I would rather waste that money on a good bottle of wine or 2.:D
    So yes, the GS is a good bike for me.
    One of the days I am going to make a list of its pros and cons and add that to my RR.
    But I like your attitude and spirit and hope to hear from you more along the way.
    Ed


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    You and Scubalong have a good ride
    I am at least 4 solid day's ride from So Cal
    And that is taking the toll roads
    But it is worth it
    I will definitely be back to this area
    That is a big reason that I want to explore the world
    I want to find my favorite places
    I am adding this place to my favorites list

    And easier ride would be to head down in to Baja and stay at Punta San Francisquito or something. The water won't be nearly as warm, but it a beautiful spot as well.

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    I am heading to Oaxaca tomorrow. I am not sure when I will have wi fi again.
    I am going back to roughing it again. That means.......camping in the tent. And no wifi.
    And no RR without wifi.
    But I have some fun outdoorsy stuff planned.
    As much as I don't want to leave here, I am excited to get back on the bike and to start making my RR look like a motorcycle adventure and not a week's stay at the Four Seasons.
    But it was a nice break while it lasted
    Thanks Kevin.................I really owe you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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