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Travel Blogs from Veracruz
... a couple of Mexicans, and a guy from Netherlands.
One of the guys from Australia was actually driving through Mexico and we learned we were both headed onto the same destination. So he offered me a ride and on we went to Catemaco after a week of unreached expectations. I don’t have more to say about Veracruz and I only took a few pictures, so wait for my next post. I think it will be more ...
We arrive in Tampico tired and get a taxi out to a hotel that no longer exists. Our taxi driver suggests another which is undergoing building work, and we end up at the beach front where half the hotels are stupidy expensive towers of sanity, or grimy part-time brothels. We end up back at the bus station and buy our tickets out for the next morning!
We arrived back in Mexico on Sunday the 12th of September. It was a great trip down from Portland but we were very tired. We drove about 10 hours every day. As some of you know we had a sister from here that was visiting Portland ride back with us. "Karen" When we arrived back in Altamira her mother had a delicious meal waiting for us. See why we love it here. The brothers are really wonderful. Anyway, I will try to show some pictures of our travels through the US. It was so beautiful.
... didn’t have any shoulders and when you get stuck behind a semi with 2 trailers doing about 15 mph, the day starts to drag extremely fast. Sometimes we’d get stuck behind these trucks for almost an hour….doing no more than 30 mph at the best. Every time you try to pass one you risk a head-on collision with an oncoming vehicle. Needless to say, we saw a TON of near death experiences. By the end of the day I was ...
... bumps, to nothing more than a well placed rope across the highway. Know one thing……they ALL slow you down!
6. Military checkpoints. You pull up, they flag you over. 5-20 men stand around with fully automatic rifles in army fatigues and ask you a few questions. Then they decide whether pass or not. All I do is smile and say, “Hola…..no hablo espanol senor” and pray they give me the ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking