Adventure

A paradise… for tourists

27th to 30th June
Friday 27 June
We arrive around 9h at Tulum. Wow! It’s totally different from Palenque. Here we feel like in a beach city, organised for the tourists. There is one main streets with shops and restaurants on both sides, a lot of white-skinned tourists in swimming suit and flip-flops, people are calm, in […]

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Feeling the Mayas in Chiapas

21st to 26th June
Saturday 21 June
Today, we take the bus for San Cristobal de las Casas, in Chiapas. As the direct bus would have let us in the middle of the night over there, we chose to go first to Tuxtla Gutierrez, the capital of the state. And from there finally, we take a bus […]

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On Oaxaca coast – Sea, Heat and Sun

17th to 20th June
Tuesday 17 June
Today, we will follow the coast, down to Mazunte. It’s only some 70km, so we can relax a bit this morning. Thank you Jim for this great night among the humming birds!

So here we are at 11h, leaving for Mazunte!. Big mistake! The weather is very hot now, at least […]

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Crossing Oaxaca heartland

13th to 16th June
Friday 13 June
We arrive at Oaxaca at 6h30. After mounting the bikes, we go for a breakfast. And a second breakfast, why not. We arrive at Alex’s house around 8h30. We contacted him through warmshowers, and he will host us tonight. He is American, and lives here with his girlfriend Julia. After […]

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A few days in Morelos

10th to 12th June
Tuesday 10 June
Finally, today we take the bikes. We will go from Puebla to Jiutepec, near Cuernavaca. We have a last breakfast with Pepito and leave.

It takes a long time to get out of Puebla, the city is much extended. Most of the day, we are on a small winding road. The […]

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Meeting Pepito in Puebla

7th to 9th June
Saturday 7 June
In the morning, we were thinking of visiting the centre of Puebla, but the sky is threatening! and soon enough, it starts to rain. So we rest at Pepito’s house. In the afternoon, we go to Pepito’s sister house, for the birthday of her husband. We see there the family […]

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In the maze of Mexico City

3rd to 6th June
Tuesday 3 June
After a first good night in Mexico, we take our first breakfast here, a few sandwiches. Then we go to the main square, called Zócalo (I cannot say centre, because we are accommodated in the centre, and the Zócalo is also in the centre, the scale is different here). It […]

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Bogota, our last step in enchanting South America

28th May to 2nd June

At the end of this post, you’ll find the answers of the Medellín Botero paintings.
Wednesday 28 May
We get up at 4h30, to pack everything, load the bikes, and go to the terminal. There, Fabi needs to negotiate strongly, so that the driver accepts the bikes for a tip that is not […]

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Barrancabermeja and Boyacas

24th to 27th May
Saturday 24 May
Today, Fabi will be our tour guide in Barrancabermeja.

This city exists because and around the refinery. It is the biggest refinery of Colombia, able to process one third of the 750 000 barrels per day of crude oil that the country produces. It has been built 90 years ago in […]

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Going to the oven of Barrancabermeja

21st to 23rd May
Wednesday 21 May
Today, we leave Medellín, towards Barrancabermeja. It will take us three days to reach the city where Fabi lives. We get up early to start cycling as soon as the sun rises! It is quite complicated to leave Medellín: an intense traffic (many trucks), roads without indications, ! well, we […]

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