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... of oranges for 20 MP [approaching $2 US]; 7 bananas, 10 MP [approaching $1 US].
The next big town was Zitaquero before heading off into Mexico state. Sid had only been to the El Caputin reserve once before so he sought directions a couple of times. Mini avocado trees were the best of the local sightings.
Transportation for most locals is via collectivos, essentially mini vans. You just flag down the driver and in ...
... went from four lanes to two lanes on the outskirts of town. I'm tired due to the lack of sleep and the climb in elevation today--2,300m to 3,200m--won't help. It was cool in the back row of the van so I put my leather jacket on for the first time on the trip.
We passed many small villages of little consequence but to their residents. Things got poorer ie concrete houses.
Stopped just before 1000 at a Pemex gas station and a very necessary stop ...
... a really nice guy called Joel, who lived in
New York for over 10 years, but aside from that grew up in the tiny village of
Macheros and had returned there with his whole family, which must have made up
about a third of the population there. Next to the family house, he had built his own
hotel from scratch, which has welcomed visitors from all over the world (see
I’m not the only person that comes here!) As it was only the beginning of the
season, which last ...
... ahead of me - constantly making sure I was okay. What a crazy ride!!
Finally we get back to area we started from - where hours ago we had been full of excitement and laughter. Now so happy to be alive - so hoping the group behind us had not had bad trouble. It took us about the same time to get down -- we waited. Time went slowly - the other group - Joel, Diane, Sharon and the horse keeper I never met just weren't coming in - how ...
... rest stop and a stretch of the legs. Jaime assured us that there would be a beautiful scenic overlook with a nice clean bathroom in two minutes time. Thirty minutes later there was an overlook with a beautiful view, but there were no bathroom facilities other than a trail into the forest. It was a good thing that our friends were campers, or this experience might have set a very bad tone for the day!
We reached the towns of El ...