"Fly-ride West ride Canada to Mexico & points between

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Rockin Rollin, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. Rockin Rollin

    Rockin Rollin Rockin Adventurer

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    Stopped at The Cataratas de Agua Azul (Spanish for "Blue-water Falls") 69 kilometers from Palenque by the road that leads towards San Cristóbal de las Casas.
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  2. Rockin Rollin

    Rockin Rollin Rockin Adventurer

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    For touring info & insights I have primarily used 2 Books:
    - Motorcycle Journeys Through Southern Mexico By Neal Davis. Purchased from Whitehorse press.
    - Lonely Planet Mexico. This book is big. I tear out the relevant pages for the areas/towns I am exploring. This way I can have availability of the local map & info in my pocket.

    I also use Trip Advisor & Google.
  3. advtenn

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    Good stuff Roland!:clap
  4. Rockin Rollin

    Rockin Rollin Rockin Adventurer

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    Thanks Todd. I always appreciate the feedback. Cheers:freaky
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    Rockin Rollin Rockin Adventurer

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    Got to Palenque. Stayed at the funky travelers hangout village of El Panchan near the entrance. Really cool place Right in the middle of a tropical forest/jungle. Lots of choices for accommodation & a great restaurant/bar hot spot with live music.:freaky
    Lonely Plant book:deal
    Stayed at Margarita & Ed Cabanas. (Great reviews on Trip Advisor:clap
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  6. Rockin Rollin

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    Hired a guide which really made the tour interesting.
    What a place, fascinating & amazing history. Imagine what these buildings & the village must have looked like back in that time. Especially with all the colourization.:deal[​IMG]
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    Had lunch after my tour met this Holy Man
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  9. Rockin Rollin

    Rockin Rollin Rockin Adventurer

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    Went back out on my own to explore
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    Checkout the size of those leaves!:eek1
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    Nice jungle exit.
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    Cool Museum here as well.
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    Walking back into the village spotted a procession of ants going back & forth on their self made trail quite a little distance carting things back to their nest
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  12. Rockin Rollin

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    Discovered many police forces in Mexico use V-strom 650's
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    Tulum, home of another Mayan Ruin is right on the south coast. The water is beautiful. It's the Caribbean. It is also a very popular tourist spot. There is a stetch of road along the coast, a few miles of endless resorts. I found a great Cabana for in a great resort for only ~$40/nt. It was also right next to a great outdoor restaurant with live music. Great evening!
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  15. Rockin Rollin

    Rockin Rollin Rockin Adventurer

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    The Ruins
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    Flew home from Cancun next day .
    I was able to leave the bike at The Grand Mayan Resort near Playa Del Carmen. I had this prearranged as I had a reservation in 2 1/2 weeks time when I would return with Lily for a week to further celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary.

    Finnish, Fly-ride 16.
    Fantastico!!!:D
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    Ontario GS Budding Adv. Traveler

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    Very nice, love the photography. I hope to tour Mexico on the bike at some point.
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    Rollin-

    Your continuing adventures look like great fun. Thanks for bringing us along.

    I am curious, are you fluent in Spanish?
  18. Rockin Rollin

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    Mexico is Great!:D The topography, ocean/beaches, people, food, cheap hotels, the church's are magnificent and the Mayan ruins/history fascinating. & of course the weather.:clap
    Riding bike down & doing a few trips over the winter is a great way to go if you can't go for 1 longer extended trip.

    I'm heading south again end of next week, bike won't get back till spring.:rofl
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    Rockin Rollin Rockin Adventurer

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    Hi George, thanks for coming along & your comments.

    Yo hablo un poquito espaniol, suffiente por mi neccessitos.
  20. AZmike

    AZmike Been here awhile

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    Hi Roland,

    I enjoyed your latest update. I'm a bit jealous of your ongoing adventure.

    Take care and have fun! :clap

    -- Mike