Guatemala to Alaska and Back

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by GuateRider, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. GuateRider

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    I second that :hide:hide:hide
  2. GuateRider

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    One of the things I liked about Zacatecas are all the narrow, little "callejones"


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  3. GuateRider

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    In Zacatecas we had indoor parking as usual


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    But the morning we left , I had a little problem . Somebody parked his truck right in front of my garage


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    After taking off my panniers and turning my bike around inside the hotel lobby , I managed to get out :D
  4. MikeMike

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    Was the guy who parked the truck there the same guy who stole the fish from the fountain?
    Viva Mexico!
    Long weekend coming up, Julio. November 20th, Revolution Day. It is also "Buen Fin" which is the Mexican
    version, by presidential decree, of the USA's "Black Thursday" or whatever they call the Thanksgiving retail madness.
    Shop around, you might finally get that great deal on the 1.5 meter sombrero you have always wanted and been looking for!:wink:
    The Craneguy from Cuernavaca is heading over with his newly remapped bike and we are heading to Los Humeros to get ourselves in some hot water. He'll be in Xalapa and that's just a stone's throw from Puebla via the straight black line of Amozoc and if I leave here at 5:30am and pick him up at 6:30am that might mean breakfast at 8am and I'll buy you guys breakfast because Shawn wins the bet...heh,heh!:freaky
    Either that or something else. Craneguy has GPS too, so I can just follow him for a change and relax.
  5. miguelito

    miguelito Been here awhile

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    Hey! I parked my bike by that same lobby "fuente" a few years ago. For future reference, I really like the Hotel Reyna Soledad in Zacatecas. It is much more comfortable and quiet than this hotel, and not much more expensive, (maybe 100 pesos more).

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  6. GuateRider

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    I'm not going to be down there for the long weekend, that's only a few days away. I still have some things to do and some friends to visit on my way down . It will more probably be the following weekend for Puebla and who knows when Oaxaca; I already got stuck twice in Puebla on my way up :evil:freaky:evil:freaky
  7. GuateRider

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    Hey Miguelito , good to hear from you again .
    It's a small world out there , once you start riding it ...
    Thanks for the link to the other hotel, more comfortable and quiet would have probably kept us one more day in Zacatecas :D
  8. GuateRider

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    Morelia...there is something about this city that we both like . There is always something going on , music festival, dance festival,cine festival...
    We came here a few days ago just to see some friends again but a few days later, here we are . We are having a great time, not doing anything, just walking around, going to the markets, eating local food, cooking ,talking with friends

    Here a few pics from the kitchen that I'm allowed to use ; how can you leave a place with such a spirit ???


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  9. Cal

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    Hola Amigos
    The last picture needs a tranlation please! Eat a little, drink double, dream triple, (4 times then arrive old) thats the problem with my direct translation mind!
  10. Hewby

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    Ah I loved Morelia, but yes it did seem to me to have an extroidinary amount of festivals. Maybe becuase it is the home of the former presidente? Enjoy! I have almost made it to your hometown! Looking forward to meeting your friends soon ;)
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    You are right Cal , a translation would be in place even if you were almost there with yours

    "Eat a little, drink double, dream triple, laugh 4 times as much and you will live to be old"
  13. GuateRider

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    Yep , Morelia is great !
    Good to hear that your getting close to Guate City; I'm sure you will have a great time with my friends and you will enjoy sharing the kitchen with Jean Luc, he is a great cook :freaky:freaky:freaky
  14. GuateRider

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    Good news:clap:clap:clap , but I will keep on trying to avoid the pinche cuotas anyway .

    Viva la Libre !
    Viva Mexico !
  15. GuateRider

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    One of the reasons why we get stuck in Morelia are the wonderful people that we meet , almost as crazy as we are:evil:evil:evil, and for sure as food loving as we are :freaky:freaky:freaky


    Last night we had a great dinner at the B&B http://www.casonarosa.com/ where we are staying . This place is amazing and has an incredible vibe , we love it and we feel almost at home here.

    Anyway, the dinner preparation last night was a new experience for me , Moncho from Venezuela was the Chef and I was his pinche (kitchenbitch) :cry:cry:cry

    The food he prepared was great and it was a pleasure being just a helping hand .

    Chef Moncho in action


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    The "Pinche" :cry


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    Pamela, Monchos wife had even a worse job in the kitchen as myself :D


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    But at the end , the Chef was pleased with his "hired" help


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    The food even passt the strong quality control of Rose , the fantastic owner of Casona Rosa .


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    After dinner , a few things changed . It was time for dessert and I recuperated my position in the kitchen , time for Banana Flambé


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    And after that, the other kitchen help took over , and in what a way :clap:clap:clap


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    I just keep on being amazed with all the great people that we keep on meeting along the road and the good time that we are having ...
    LIFE IS GOOD !!!!
  16. Cal

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    Great memories from the king of flambe Organic blueberry flambe and fresh peach flambe!!!:D
  17. GuateRider

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    Some parts of the Mexican economy are growing faster then others . The nationwide well organized strikes and demonstrations are present everywhere and it seems like they are getting more resourceful . They are getting better benefit plans for their workers, like entertainment and health care, gyms etc.


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    They are also updating their vehicle fleet...



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    It's hard to understand for me how those guys are allowed to block important sections of the downtown area for weeks,to create traffic jams and a lot of other problems for everybody else :huh:huh:huh
  18. MikeMike

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    It's because after Tlatelalco in '68 all government levels don't like to get involved, not to mention the complicated schemes and deals the unions have worked out with the political parties. Sometimes it still, by sheer inertia, spins out of control like Oaxaca with the teacher's strike and the student's strike (a few very militant ones) at UNAM. Some areas of the country, particularly at universities, are taking back installations by force, but only when it makes some politician look heroic and serves their interests. It is a slippery slope and gets really complicated, like most syndicato stuff.
  19. Hewby

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    Made it to your town with the help of your lovely friends, Thank you so much for setting that up! I was a little stretched beyond my limits in the last few days. My bike has suffered the with my poor off road skills, and I needed a safe home for a bit! But sad I won't get to meet you! I definitely think a trip back is in the cards, especially now I hear more of your prowess in the kitchen! If not Guatemala, you should come to Tassie. A foodies paradise! Enjoy the road.
  20. GuateRider

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    Glad you made it there and that you met them, seems like they enjoyed your cooking :clap:clap:clap and they are not easy to impress !
    Sad indeed that we wont meet...now , I have the feeling we will end up cooking together some day, some where .
    Enjoy Guatemala and make sure they show you a few of my favorites rides and breakfast places around Guate City .
    Ride safe and keep on smiling :freaky