What another great day today: cycling among beautiful seaside scenery, finding a sweet camping spot under a beach palapa and scoring a delicious dinner from complete strangers! The sun hung low and red as we sat on the beach with full bellies, rested and happy… ready to listen to another Red Ice Radio podcast before falling asleep.
Famous bakery Our room at the mini-palace was just too hot to even try to sleep so we attempted to sleep outside on the terrace. It was quite pleasantly cool but the sucking mosquitoes were too thick to try and ignore. So we went out back to the tall green grass, pitched our tent and [...]
Here’s-a your-a order. With the will of a thousand cycling gods we finally were able to pull ourselves from the loving embrace of the comfort of our Méridian guesthouse and strode the 90 km (56 mi) westward to the peaceful little beach town of Celestún. We were happy to see a pizza place, which are [...]
Yummie street corns Mexico is corn king number four: the fourth biggest producer, the fourth biggest consumer and apparently the fourth biggest exporter of corn in the world, The United States of North America being numero uno. Corn is mostly eaten here in Mexico as tortillas, round flat paddies. Almost every dish in Mexico is [...]
Lovers enjoying the sunset in Ticul, Mexico Merida loop – day 4: We slept with one ear open all night, vigilant for the voice of eviction which thankfully never came. Again without the rain-fly and again with the wet blankets at night. All in all not great sleep. Moving about camp around 5:30 just at [...]
A New Dawn
Indigenous to Mexico – poinsettia aka ‘Noche Buena’ (meaning Christmas Eve) Merida loop – day 1: Woke up early but we didn’t get on the road until 9:00 because we met some Poles in our guest house and talked a bit about traveling. You don’t often find so many Polish people traveling so it was [...]
Fired eggplant with yogurt, brazo de reyna and green salad As vegetarians we are finding it hard to get a good meal in Mexico. Just like the rest of the world, it’s no different here: meat in everything. We’re not fanatic vegans or even strict veggie eaters. We like dairy and have been known to [...]
Sick and Tired
Zoe heads off toward Merida Big trouble with little mosquitoes in our nice hotel last night so we had to setup our mosquito net which provides a wonderful bug-free protective cocoon allowing us to sleep with the comfort of knowing that those little Mexican vampires will not be dining on us.
Sex and Courtesy
The bike path out of Valladolid is a pleasant alternative to the shoulder-less road Last Friday we packed the bikes and checked out of the “hostel”. After only about ten minutes of riding, Zoe felt that unfortunate, yet unmistakable, feeling of urgency. Fairly quickly she was off her bike and in the trees only to [...]
Bright nights in the downtown Central World Plaza 18th century Mon Wat Chana Songkram bell tower Altogether we spent about two months in Bangkok. And for people that don’t really like big megalopolisi… that is an awful long time to be in a big city as a tourist. We just seem to really love this [...]