Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by BcDano, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. BcDano

    BcDano One Lucky Dude

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    The Welcome to New Mexico sign says it all.

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    Welcome New Mexico by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


    On the way to Albuquerque we took a detour thru the Zuni Nation to take in the Petrified Forrest National Park. There were some cool petroglyphs there too.


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    sara at the petrified forrest by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


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    Petrified tree by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


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    Petroglyphs by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


    Lucky for us we booked some service at Sandia BMW on the day they had a big event on. The local university students let us try out their formula 1 car. The dealership also had Chris “Teach” Mc Neil there putting on stunt riding shows and he even signed my bike “when in doubt throttle out”.

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    Sara in race car by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Teach Mc Neil by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Teach Mc Neil by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


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    Teach Mc Neil and us by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Teach Mc Neil and sara lulu by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    Taking the scenic route from Albuquerque to Santa Fe over the Jemez Mountains we stopped at the Bandelier National Monument. They had had a huge flash flood last year and there were a lot of sand bags still there.

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    sara Bandelier flood by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Bandelier by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Dan at Bandelier by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    sara at Bandelier by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    In Santa Fe there were celebrating the 300th Fiesta with music, dancing, a parade, and tons of food vendors.

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    Dan in Santa Fe by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Sara at Santa fe by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Fiesta by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    Now we are off to chase the Dragon.
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  2. huzar

    huzar Pastor of Muppets

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    It's about time you guys got back to updating this RR... what were you, busy riding or something? :lol3
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  3. BcDano

    BcDano One Lucky Dude

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  4. BcDano

    BcDano One Lucky Dude

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  5. UpST8

    UpST8 turnin gas to noise

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    WOW!!! Quite the adventure so far, can't wait for more :lurk
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  6. BcDano

    BcDano One Lucky Dude

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    Heading east from Santa Fe we plotted a course for The Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. This involved fighting horrific gusting winds for 3 days across the Texas panhandle, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. If was well worth it though as we encountered much more scenic riding in Mississippi and Alabama.

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    Welcome to texas by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    We lived it up in Amarillo at the Big Texan Steak Ranch with Bill and Graham from NYC.

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    Dan by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Texas stake house by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    In Oklahoma the wind was so strong we were too tired to take any pictures other than of the welcome sign. Wow it is flat here and the only “sights” are the wind farms. At one point Sara got struck by such a huge gust she was blown from the far right of the highway across 2 lanes and into the left median. Wow that was scary.

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    dan at welcome to Oklahoma by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Sara and Dan welcome to Oklahoma by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    We stopped in the childhood home of Bill Clinton at Hot Springs Arkansas. This town was the center of healing Spas in the 40’s and 50’s and was especially popular with baseball players the likes of Babe Ruth.

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    welcome to Arkansas by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    bathhouse row by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    Crossing the mighty Mississippi River we headed for Corinth Alabama. Visiting the Civil War Interpretive Center was a real learning experience. This area was of major strategic importance because it was at the crossroads of the two major rail lines at the time. We also learned what a “dry county” means.

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    Dan at mississippi sign by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Cotton by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Sara Alabama sign by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    Resting up in Scottsboro Alabama and then waiting out tornado and flash flood warnings in Murphy North Carolina we had our sights finally set on the Dragon’s tail at Deals Gap.

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    North Carolina by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr
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  7. BcDano

    BcDano One Lucky Dude

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    We LOVED the roads in Tennessee and North Carolina. The Dragon though the most famous is far from the only beautiful curvy scenic drive. There are stunning views of the Smoky Mountains from the parkways. The motel in Murphy NC gives you a biker kit with maps rags for your bike. We were holed up here for 4 days waiting out the end of the hurricane.

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    Smoky Mountains by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Sara and Dan on the parkway by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Smoky Mountains by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Untitled by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    The Deal’s Gap Motorcycle Resort is located at the heart of the Dragon. There is a lot of Testosterone there. We met quite a few fellow Canadians there also.

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    dragon sign by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Sara and Dan dragon sign by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Tail and bike killboy by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Testosterone central by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    I noted that were no BMW parts on the tree of shame.

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    Tree of shame by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    Professional photographers wait along the Dragon ready to snap your picture in one of the 318 curves in the 11 miles.

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    129 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Sara Dragon by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Daniel Dragon by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    Now we head south to The Big Easy. We were stopped in the store parking lot and a local guy drove up in his pickup. He gave us his favorite snack food Banana flavoured twinkies.

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    Sara at Piggly wiggly by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr






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  8. BcDano

    BcDano One Lucky Dude

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    Heading South from Tennessee we landed in Hattiesburg MS. We got into the Southern spirit by having Alligator gumbo for dinner.

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    Aligator gumbo by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    This town has a very cute downtown core. Our preconception was that Alabama and Mississippi would be vast fields of cotton and Tobacco and that Louisiana would be a big swamp. Wow, were we wrong. These states are lush and green and covered with trees. The biggest crop in Louisiana is not seafood, soybeans or rice, but trees!

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    hattiesburg by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    Arriving at the gulf coast we were greeted by a cooling salt breeze.

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    Sara on the gulf coast by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    New Orleans also really surprised us. The French Quarter is so quaint. The architecture is a mix of French and Spanish styles. We did a lot of walking around the narrow streets and along the Mississippi River Walk.

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    Dan new orleans by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    New Orleans by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    New Orleans by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Cathedral by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    wraught iron by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    Bourbon Street is certainly a different place before and after dusk! There are all kinds of people in wild costumes.

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    parade by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    game day by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Bourbon street by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Sara with alien by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    The hotel was near the Cathedral, which when lit at night is stunning.

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    shadow by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    Heading out on the water we learned the difference between a Swamp and a Bayou. We found out what Creole life on the river was like. There were a whole lot of Gators too.

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    swamp tour by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    swamp tour by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    swamp tour by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    swamp tour by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    swamp tour by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    swamp tour by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    dan and aligator by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    There are three types of Plantations and we visited the Laura Creole Plantation. The docent we had was very good and her heavy accent made the stories she told so much better. The house has been restored and is surrounded by 200-year-old live Oak trees. The rest of the grounds contain as yet un-restored out buildings including slave houses.

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    live oak by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Laura plantation by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Laura plantation by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr
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  9. BcDano

    BcDano One Lucky Dude

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    We rode from New Orleans along the Gulf Coast of Texas. It is amazing to see how much damage has been done by the hurricanes.

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    creole sign 2 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    cameron 2 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    freighter at ferry crossing by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Ferry by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    We had to wait out another storm ourselves on Galveston Island, but we used the time to rest and enjoy some great ice cream at Rita's. There were also a few ferry crossings.

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    ferry to Galveston island by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    galveston ferry by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    beach by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Hurricane by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    sara on pier by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    dan at Ritas by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    Thanks so much to Arturo Torre for rescuing us from the HELL of Gulf Coast BMW. He hosted us at his home and toured us around Houston.

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    Arturo Toree by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    It was with some trepidation and anxiety that we set off from Hondo this morning. The was dense fog which leant an eerie feel to the day too. We rode the 110 miles to Eagle Pass to cross the border. We paid our 5 USD toll and waited in the 30 degree heat to get to the Aduana or customs building only to find the official for the import permit was on holiday. This meant we had to convince them to let us return so we had to pay the 5 USD toll to cross back into the US. Then it was to the American customs officers whom we had to explain why we were back in the US so soon. Lets try this agin....we find bridge number 2 which is the truck crossing and just like at home there was no line.


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    Screen Shot 2013-05-03 at 7.58.24 PM by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    boss man by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    We had some help from the friendly locals and customs officials. Ultimately we obtained our tourist Visas and an escorted ride to find the fast route to the vehicle Import office by the head of border services! Dan managed to get our bikes imported and our permits affixed.

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    import rules by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    import permits by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    Now for the ride to Monclova! We passed thru several police and military check points, but were stopped at only one where he really just wanted to check out the bikes. By the time we arrived at the hotel it was 4 pm and 38 degrees. Luckily we head into the mountains to cool off tomorrow.
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  10. BcDano

    BcDano One Lucky Dude

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    Today we left Monclova and headed south east to Saltillo. This was a nice short 200 km day. We only had one stop at a military check point....Again he wanted to see the bikes and was very curious to see our camping gear. We bought our first Mexican gas from Francisco and met some fellow riders headed to a rally in Saltillo. We have a very cute hotel in the historic district very near the Cathedral de Saltillo.


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    Screen Shot 2013-05-03 at 7.59.46 PM by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Coahuila plate by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Dan at Hotel Urdinola by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Hotel Urdinola by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Sara fountain by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    We walked around the town ate Tacos with a cipro chaser for lunch. The shops are full of fancy ball gowns, cowboy hats, and very high heel shoes.


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    tacos by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    central square by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    sign by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    street by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    dress by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    shoe heaven by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    Dan found a great Pollo Restaurant where we had dinner for 2 with beer for 9$.Daniel has discovered "MUI Natural" which is a delicious yogurt sundae shop. We went there twice today. There was a great punk rock band playing up the street with an amazing horn section.

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    dinner for 2 with beer 9$ by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    We were staying a short walk to the Alameda Zaragoza Park with a lake in the shape of the Mexican republic.

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    park by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


    They have dyes the water in the fountains all kinds of bright colours.


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    frog by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


    We laughed so hard when we found out later that this says don't walk in the garden and NOT don't pee in the garden which is why we took the photo.


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    pisar sign by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    park bench 2 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    We were allowed to climb the bell tower and explore the roof of the Cathedral de Saltillo. There is a small hole in one of the shutters in the tower and this produces a pin hole colour camera effect on the walls of the tower room. From the roof you can see the whole city.

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    Cathedral Santiago by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    doll maker by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    climb up bell tower by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    tower by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    square by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    birds by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    cross on hill by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    facade by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    bell 2 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    view 2 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Cathedral by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    Then of course more Tacos, we are in mexico after all. Tomorrow to Zacatecas.

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    tacos (1) by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr
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  11. BcDano

    BcDano One Lucky Dude

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    The 350 km from Satillo to Zacatecas in straight as an arrow but smooth as silk. Thank goodness for GPS or finding our hotel in the warren of narrow cobblestone streets would have been a nightmare.


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    Screen Shot 2012-10-08 at 6.55.50 PM by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr




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    zacatecas plate by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


    We are 2 blocks from the Cathedral in the cultural center. We spent a lot of time just walking around since there was a new stunning sight around almost every corner.

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    Hotel by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


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    view thru the window by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    our view by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    relaxing by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    We also visited several of the other major churches including the Tempo de Santa Domingo and Tempo Jesus.

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    Cathedral de Zacataces by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    dome 2 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Cathedral de Zacataces 1 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Cathedral de Zacataces 2 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    There are so may new delicious foods to experience.

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    prckly pear by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    pedidos by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    There is a Festival de Teatro with venues all over town and we took in a Cirque like show.

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    pole by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    The Museo Rafael Coronel is a must see. It is located in a partially restored ruin and houses an incredible collection of traditional masks.

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    Musee Raphael Coronel by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Musee Raphael Coronel 2 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Musee Raphael Coronel 3 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Musee Raphael Coronel 8 copy by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Musee Raphael Coronel 5 copy by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Musee Raphael Coronel 2 copy by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Musee Raphael Coronel 5 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Musee Raphael Coronel copy by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Musee Raphael Coronel 8 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    We walked up the hill from the hotel to take the cable car across the valley to the summit and then walked down the "the walk of the cross".

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    hill side by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    We came upon a parade of people in traditional costumes.

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    dancers by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    girl by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    This is really a very lovely city.

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    fountain by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    fountain copy by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    feeding pigeons by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    aqueduct by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    angel statue by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


    The Gorditas at Dona Julia are so good we had to go back again just before we left for San Luis de Potosi.

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    Dona Julia by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr
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  12. pdedse

    pdedse paraelamigosincero

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    Alaska to Zacatecas in 3 pages of gorgeous photos. Very Cool! Looking forward to more...
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  13. BcDano

    BcDano One Lucky Dude

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    Thanks for commenting you guys!!!! UpST8 and pdedse



    Sara

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  14. BcDano

    BcDano One Lucky Dude

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    It was 190 km to SL de Potosi again on a good road without any checkpoints. The temperature was great for riding at 24 and partly cloudy. We again have a hotel on the edge of the Zona Historica.

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    Screen Shot 2012-10-11 at 9.46.09 PM by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    plate st Luis by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    There are dozens of Churches here including the Iglasia del Carmen and the Cathedral de San Luis de Potosi and most have beautiful squares out front.

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    Iglasia del Carmen 2 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Iglasia del Carmen by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Cathedral of San Luis de Potosi by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    We strolled along the ancient pedestrian avenue to visit the Tempo of the Virgin of Guadalupe.

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    aqueduct avenue by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Tempo of the virgin of guadalupe by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Tempo of the virgin of guadalupe 2 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    We also visited the San Franciscan Convent and the Plaza Aranzazu.

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    Tempo de Aranzazu by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Tempo de Aranzazu 2 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    You feel like you are in a European city here with the beautiful architecture, music, food, and people out having a good time.

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    Plaza del Carmen by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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  15. BcDano

    BcDano One Lucky Dude

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    Starting out from SLP we had our first rain in weeks, but it was very short lived. (read rain suits on then off). Daniel found us a nice secondary road to get us from the city and out into the country towards Rio Verde. Then we had 100 km of steep windy mountain roads to Jalpan de Serra.

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    Screen Shot 2012-10-13 at 10.42.03 PM copy by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    The locals are driving 80 km in a 40 and passing on the corners. You know there is good motorcycling here when you arrive at your hotel and there are a bunch of bikes parked out front.

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    bike parking for the hotel by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    This is a quaint mountain town situated around one of the five 350 year old Franciscan Monasteries located in this area.

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    Santiago de jalpan 3 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    San Francisco del valee de Tilaco by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Santiago de jalpan nave by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    We had a quiet garden in our hotel where we could enjoy a drink.

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    Mission Hotel courtyard by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    Lunch in the main square.

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    lunch in the square by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    We travelled east to the Valee de Tilaca with the amazing view of the valley from the top of the pass. Here we visited the San Francisco monastery.

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    On our return to Jalpan we stopped at our third mission Santa Maria del Agua de Landa.

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    Santa Maria del Agua de Landa 2 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Santa Maria del Agua de Landa alter by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr
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  16. BcDano

    BcDano One Lucky Dude

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    Now for adventure…..we planned a route not on the map or the GPS. It was epic however. We had almost 200 km of twisty curved road.

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    The first part was well travelled and we saw many guys on crotch rockets. It was like the dragon but ten times longer and there were the donkeys on the road for an added thrill. The second half was on a road not on the map and on which we did not even see another car during 100 km of curves. We were a tiny bit concerned at one point that the amount of rock fall on the right side of the road and absence of traffic might mean an impassible washout was up ahead, but no such obstacle was found.

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    Arriving in San Miguel de Allende we met the steepest cobble stone street ever, thank goodness for the knobby tires. The B&B is off on a quiet side street with a lovely courtyard. It is just a 5 min walk to the central square and all the action. There is so much to explore here.

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    There a many beautiful churches and squares. We wondered the side streets to admire the beautiful doors and windows. There are lush courtyards behind many of the doorways.

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    We happened upon a techno band playing in the main square and there were several roaming bands of musicians.

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    Things were really getting ready for the day of the the dead.

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  17. BcDano

    BcDano One Lucky Dude

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2010
    Oddometer:
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    Location:
    Rolling on the RTW
    We were sad to leave San Miquel de Allende, but south we went. After paying our first ever cuota or toll on the Mexico 55 we found that the road surface is not only not better it is much worse than the libre (free) roads. The trip to Mexico City area is however MUCH too long if you do not use the toll roads. The driving on these roads can be a little nerve racking however since the locals drive at about twice the limit.


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    This place is famous for one of our favorite foods Chorizo and we had the most fantastic tacos here near the Opera house. The other spicy thing we see a lot of is the weather girls.

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    Luckily Garry Dymond had suggested that we visit the Cosmovitral, which is a stained glass mural and botanical garden. So we found a hotel near by which turned out to be a great location for the city. We were very near the Cathedral and the Mercado. The gardens are very peaceful and the walls and ceiling are made of amazing stained glass. The theme depicted by the windows centers on the struggle between life and death, good and evil, day and night and creation and destruction, all shown in continuum.

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    There are several nice churches and squares here too.



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    In Mexico they are getting ready for the Day of the Dead, which is a celebration focusing on the remembering of friends and family members who have died. It takes place on November 1, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day (November 2). Traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts.


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  18. BcDano

    BcDano One Lucky Dude

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2010
    Oddometer:
    329
    Location:
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    Garry Dymond kindly met us at Lerma BMW to guide us back to his home in Chamontoya, Álvaro Obregón, Ciudad de México. Garry and Yvonne settled us in and were amazing hosts! We may never want to leave “Garry's Hostel”.

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    Garry & Yvonne Dymond by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


    We ventured out (yes in MC and on our own) to connect up with some fellow BMW riders we had happened to meet at a Pemex on the way from Jalpan to San Miquel de Allende. Diana and Frederick invited us to the Moto Expo.

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    They also introduced us to many of their friends including Juan.

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    Expo Moto gang by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    We managed to find our way “home” in the dark without needing to make one of the famous “we found 2 of your lost Gringo” calls to Yvonne. Then we had our first of several late night visits to SUPER TACO.

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    Super tacos by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    Plus to our delight Grandma had made us a delicious flan for dessert!

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    After a delicious breakfast by chef Garry we set off for downtown by bus and Metro.

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    We arrived in the Zocolo to find a huge book fair and writers expo. The Cathedral was crowded with a special celebration with live music and singing.

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    The National Palace houses the spectacular murals of Diego Rivera and several permanent and temporary art exhibits.

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    Walking down Reforma to the Plaza of the republic, there were several interesting churches including the Cathedral of San Francisco Grande where there were massive paintings on canvas. We wandered around the Zona Rosa and again made it easily home if a bit late. Luckily not to late for super taco!

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    On Saturday after Ivonne's amazing chilaquiles we set out for the City again. There is some pretty good neighbourhood graffiti in the barrios.

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    The Museum of Anthropology is a must see if you visit the capital.

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    Museum of Anthropology Botorini codex by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    The Danza de los Voladores (Dance of the Flyers), is an ancient Mesoamerican ceremony that consists of dance and the climbing of a 30 meter pole from which four of the five participants then launch themselves tied with ropes to descend to the ground. The fifth remains on top of the pole, dancing and playing a flute and drum. According to one myth, the ritual was created to ask the gods to end a severe drought.

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    The Mexico City Alebrije Parade is an annual event to honor Mexican handcrafts and folk art, especially a hard kind of papier-mâché called “cartonería” and the creation of fantastic figures with it called “alebrijes.” Alebrijes are chimera-like creatures painted in bright colors. They are up to four meters in height and three meters in width. The parade begins at the Zocolo or historic center of Mexico City and travels down the Paseo de la Reforma to the Angel de la Independencia. Musicians, clowns, and people with costumes and on stilts accompany the giant creatures.

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    Alebrije Parade 3 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Alebrije Parade by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    Garry and Ivonne took us to the historic area of Coyacan to experience the festive weekend atmosphere and taste some of the delicious street foods.

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    Sunday we had the deluxe tour of the pyramids at Teotihuacan by Garry, including amazing lamb soup and tacos on the way.

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    He took us to all the places the Gringo never experience, including the shaved ice man.

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    Dan and Garry pyramids at Teotihuacan by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    We met up again with our BMW friends for an evening tour of the city and dinner with a lovely view of the Zocolo.

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    Well we thought we were off to Oaxaca. Unfortunately Daniel's bike died, but luckily only 2 blocks from Garry’s and not 20 km away at Yamaha where he went to buy oil. They diagnosed the issue as the alternator, which we can get rewound here for about 1000 Pesos and keep as a spare. Fortunately we had friends coming from Seattle to bring us the new parts we needed to get the F800 back on the road. This gave us time to experience other local delicacies like huauzontle which is like a breaded vegetable that is sort of like broccoli and quince paste and fresh cheese.

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    We visited the Basilica of the Virgin of Guadeloupe. The ancient church is so lopsided you can feel it when you walk inside.

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    Daniel spent his birthday installing the new stator. He carefully followed the instructions and we were so happy when the bike was working again. Now finally off to Oaxaca.

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  19. BcDano

    BcDano One Lucky Dude

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2010
    Oddometer:
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    Location:
    Rolling on the RTW
    After a longish delay for the bike repairs in Mexico City we finally made it to “Southern Command” just north of Oaxaca city.

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    We were so grateful for the chicken mole dinner with a Birthday cake made by our friend Deb (last seen in Moab).

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    We had a week to spend with friend here for the Dias de Los Muertos. Iwona whipped us up some Delicious Pan Francais with crème fresh.

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    pan Fransais by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    The gang headed into the city and stopped at the Mirador to overlook Oaxaca and the view of Monte Alban.

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    The Church of Santa Domingo, has one of the most ornate interiors. Located next door in the ex-convento is the museum of Culture that houses many of the relics from the ruins at Monte Alban.

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    We wandered thru the downtown where there were several marching bands following groups of children in costumes. We explored the Zocolo and the Juarez Mercado.

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    Later at the church there was a very festive atmosphere with food, music, and dancing. The local young people had a street dance and offered us Tequila and Squirt!

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    Riding up to the parking lot at Monte Alban we met our first over-landers, Ulrich and Michael from Germany. This is an impressive site perched atop the mountain and overlooking the city of Oaxaca. Besides being one of the earliest cities of Mesoamerica, Monte Albán's importance stems also from its role as the Zapotec political and economic center for close to a thousand years. The city was founded around 500 BC.

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    Daniel and I explored some of the local Villages in the Oaxaca valley. In Zaachila the market was full of very decorated breads, flowers, and candles.

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    Next we rode to Cuilapan de Guerrero to visit the never finished convent who's construction started in the 1550's.

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    Late in the day we made it to Arrazola where they were having a big party in the square. We made friends with some of the kids. There was an entire family dressed in amazing zombie costumes and the kids even walked and moved like the living dead.

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    Later in the week we ventured farther from town to Ocotlan de Morales where there is a lovely church and a museum in the ex monastery next door. Next we headed to San Martín Tilcajete where they craft the colorful alebreje or painted wooden chimeric animals.

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    San Martín Tilcajete by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    We really got into the spirit of the day of the dead with a visit to the San Agustine Etla cemetery. They have a massive battle of the band here where they wander from town to town and play all night long. There are lots of people in amazing costumes. They are famous here for dancing all night long in very heavy"suits" that are covered with bells. We had some great tacos with cervesas. You can buy a coke bottle full of mezcal from the tienda for 20 pesos (1.50$). They have painted the walls around the Zocolo or main square with several very cool murals for the day of the dead.

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  20. BcDano

    BcDano One Lucky Dude

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2010
    Oddometer:
    329
    Location:
    Rolling on the RTW
    There are not too many interesting sights on the 2- day drive from Oaxaca to San Cristobal except several in the Valley itself.

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    We decided on a visit to the Zapotec ruins at Mitla. The buildings are covered with mosaic patterns of stones. There are several tombs that you can climb down into. Much of the rock and other building materials were pillaged to build the Cathedral also located at the site. The huge one -piece door lintels were mined in the mountain near here and somehow transported here intact.

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    Mitla cathedral by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    On Day 2 we set out early to beat the heat, but it was already 28 c at 8 am. Mid morning we ran into a road blockade caused by protesting taxi drivers. Luckily Daniel found a way for us to weave thru some of the cars, down into a ditch, and then off the road thru a construction site to bypass the road -block. There was a massive back up and we could have been help up there most or all of the day.

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    The scenery here in Chiapis is spectacular. There are high mountain passes covered with green vines or cultivated with corn. The indigenous people here wear beautiful woven clothing.

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    San Cristobal de Las Casas is located in a region that is mostly made up of mountainous terrain, but the city itself sits in a small valley surrounded by hills. The city’s center maintains its Spanish colonial layout and much of its architecture, with red tile roofs, cobblestone streets and wrought iron balconies often with flowers. We enjoyed the several pedestrian only streets that criss-cross the downtown. There are a number of very nice bakery/cafes, restaurants, and bars to enjoy here. We had a hotel on the Zocolo so we were near all the action.

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    This is a very colorful city from the buildings to the signage.

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    We walked up the long staircase to the Iglesia Guadaloupe and toured the main Cathedral as well.

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    Guadaloupe by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Iglasia Guadaloupe by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Having breakfast on our first morning here there was a 7.4 earthquake to shake things up a bit.

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    breakfast by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    Exploring the mountain villages around the town we ended up in Zinacantan, which is know for it’s beautiful weaving and the interesting fusion Catholic/indigenous church located there. We met a local man, Alan, who is about to set of riding his bike to Ushuaia too.

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    Next we were off to visit San Juan Chamula, which is the site of the famous indigenous church with the pine needle floor. They believe that the camera can steel your sole and NO PHOTOS are allowed inside.

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    San Juan Chamula by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


    We set off up a mountain road to end up in the remote village of San Andes Larrainzar where there are stunning panoramic views.

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    San Andes Larrainzar 5 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Gas for sale up in the mountains.

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    San Juan Chamula 2 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr
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