Don’t read latest news about this place…. On Monday (15th) we arrived around sunset after a long hot day, just in time to say a proper cheers on Steve’s birthday. But what happened before…
We left Puente Perula after one night and drove to San Patricio Melaque.
This little beach village has St. Patrick as their Saint and celebrates this the entire week before St. Patricks day (17th march). Lucky us! As good travelers we wanted to join the local community and started off with el Sol Bucket (2,5 euro for the Bucket!!) and later joined the local party at the plaza with fireworks.
After the fireworks people started to run for their lives….We soon found out why, when they were aiming fireworks at people. According to some local this is the funny part and they do it every night. Funny Mexicans….
Next day (12th march)we headed for La Ticla, a place not on our map, but known to surfers.
A tiny village at the beach where we could stay in a beach cabana. Next day we did a similar tour to a similar but even better place, La Nexpa. Again we could get a beach cabana and enjoyed the hammocks and most beautiful sunset.
Sunday we headed further south. But it’s better to say east, because the coast bends east so we barely move more to the south. It really amazes us how stretched this coastline is. We drive for days and are still miles away from the border. The heat really makes us go slow. So, when we saw the sign of Troncones (which we recognized from the lonely planet), we decided to stop there.
Monday (15th) was a long hot day. We hit the road before 8 so we could make some miles before the hottest hours. In the afternoon, approaching Acapulco, Bas’ bike stopped and we had to pull over to start troubleshooting.
After an hour in the sun, checking the sparkplug, bobine, CDI etc etc, we changed the sparkplug…….and switched the kill-button back to RUN (#$$%@!@#&*##!!!!!). You may think of this what you want, but we still blame the sparkplug (we kept the old one, because it still worked fine….). Just before sunset and after a week of driving we arrived in Etel suites in old Acapulco. A nice apartment with a double seaview, overviewing Acapulco. Finally it is time for a birthday beer. Steve’s birthday wasn’t the only party in town, there was also something going on named spring break……..
We stay a few days in Acapulco to relax, wash our clothes and ofcourse, update the website from our balcony…..