After 8 hours solid in the saddle we passed through Puebla en route to our proposed destinattion Atlixo, we were both grumpy and tired at this point and losing focus so when I saw a hotel sign I said enough's enough here we go, so the Marriot at Puebla got our trade. I think the girl on the desk was surprised when I did'nt baulk at the price and said fine I'll take it!
Thursday we headed through the very busy Mexico City to the west side to a BMW shop where our host in Mexico City Gary Dymond had arranged to meet us. We got lost a couple of times (in a city of 22 Million people it isn't funny!) but made it. Have to say the guy at the shop basically blanked us, now I didn't expect a red carpet but some interest in where we had come from might have been good. We waited outside the shop like a couple of hobo's till Gary arrived.
Then it was back into the city, now I hate big citys, it's not my idea of motorcycling fun but it wasn't as bad as we thought it might be.
Gary and his wife Ivonne put us up for a couple of nights, very nice people who have hosted countless overlanders over the years, thanks guys your hospitality is much appreciated
Yesterday we ventured into the centre vis bus and tube, not my favourite experience! Obama was in town ( and didn't come to see me!) so security was high and we were both glad to be back in the sanctuary of Gary and Ivonne's home early evening.
Today we once again fought our way out of the city and now 265 miles later we are in Zamora. Had a bit of an incident at one of the pay stations where some protest was going on, decided not to pay or stop for the 20 or so so masked youths and rode through, the Federal Police were on the other carriageway and didn't follow us so not sure what was going on.
Tomorrow a bit further towards the Baha pensinsula........
Speed bump hell, this is a good one, clearly marked . Most aren't!
The roads keep you on your toes
Nice villages though
Taking your horse for a walk with a donkey!
Right Gino, get a move on!
13000 miles, limited underwear, muchos wear!!
Coffee break, bastards wouldn't let us use their toilet after buying food! Not happy!!
Fi outside the most unfriendly BMW shop yet, the KTM shop was better! (but we used the Bavarian bogs ha ha)
Impressive, centre of Mex city
The Presidential Palace
Nice parking!!! Bumpers were touching at both ends!!!
Cool old building
More impressive stuff
Making sure Obama leaves quietly
Look at this carefully. I'll quiz you all when I get home
Super painting by number story
Dodgy guide with dodgy shakey hands makes bad photo
On the bus hame, Mex city is MASSIVE
Our hosts and friends to countless overland travellers Gary & Ivonne Dymond, thanks a lot guys for the hospitality and advice