The last few days we are en route to San Cristobal las Casas. The plan was to stay away from Tuxtla because we really hate the chaotic traffic in these big cities. But somehow navigator Steve managed to get the three of us again in Mexican chaos. Nice… the good thing is, that we are now really close to San Cristobal, a place we are really looking forward to.
After our three days of rest and canonball competion in Acapulco, we continued route 200 along the pacific.
Although still along the coast, the landscape got less green and someone turned on the heat. Everyday it is getting hotter and hotter. We didn’t get much further than Playa la Ventura thursday 18th. An ocean swim to cool down was really necessary. We were told that at night turtles get on the beach. But after a 15 minute night beach walk, we decided it was a lie.
Next day (friday) we left early in order to get some cool km’s. But soon temperature was sky-high again. We had to make several stops. In the shade temperature is 35 degrees C. You can imagine how hot is in the sun, wearing a black helmet and with 4000 explosions between our legs…. (no comments on this one please). Really HOT! We haven’t seen rain for over a month now and the lack of green landscape doesn’t surprise us. We made it to Puerto Escondido, a relaxing surfspot with a backpackers athmosphere. We spent the weekend there and enjoyed the roofterrace Bar Fly.
On sunday (21th) we headed for Puerto Angel, recommended by many Mexicans as well as Zipolite (next to Angel) with it’s nudism beach. Although a nice Bahia village we were not impressed. By then we already figured that we want to visit San Cristobal and Palenque and left next morning. Yesterday we reached Santo Domingo Tehuantepec, observing very strong winds at the end of the day making driving difficult.
This morning we got up early again and continued towards San Cristobal. Again very strong side winds, almost blowing us from the road. Unbeleivable! But when we saw all the windmills we thought it might be windy over here more often.
Tomorrow we will make it to San Cristobal. The plan is to enjoy the colonial city, visit maya stuff, and service our bikes and treat these old ladies with some fresh oil.