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Travel Blogs from Puerto Escondido
... and managed to cut nearly an hour off our return run to the border. We found ourselves the only customers again and the officials on both sides matched their previous record setting performance in clearing Team Elephant out and in. We charged back up the Mex 190 on our way to San Cristobal de las Casas feeling, bizarrely, as though we had come home from a trip away. I pondered on this for a while before deciding that we must have settled into Mexico pretty well.
... wind turned and I headed out. I caught a few waves then just couldn’t get into the wave. For like 20 minutes I paddled into the sets, but as soon as I stood up the wind blew me back off. I struggled on and finally broke through. Satisfied and the arrival of the Aussies, I went back in, hung out with my new friends. I backed my things and was prepared to leave on the 1:00 boat, but sitting on the beach watching the waves get ...
... stopped so the driver could put his uniform shirt and tie on in preparation for a stop at the next big terminus.
Still uncertain exactly what was happening, we all sat very quietly on the bus, almost holding our collective breathes in hope and anticipation, until we reversed out and roared off….on our way to Puerto Escondido – HOORAY!!!
The rest of the ride really was quite beautiful and with much tropical jungle vegetation to admire along the way. I ...
... turned northward, but it meant the surf was HUGE and left very little sand as the waves came right up to the buildings! We went to the nearby town of Mazunte via local transport, the back of the ute, and we visited the turtle sanctuary.
A few days later we took a taxi up the coast to Puerto Escondido (Zicatela beach) which is a famous surfers hangout where they have surfing competitions because of the awesome tube waves. Here we chilled for the next 6 days in the ...
... by 7AM, 80F at 8AM and in the 90's by 9AM. We lingered at the hotel and now we were paying for it by cycling in the heat. Fortuitously, there were enough trees to provide shade during the rest stops. Traffic was steady and we had no shoulder to give us space from the vehicles. But the scenery with wetlands, coconut palms and peeks at the ocean now and then ...
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