i did a long day across mexico and made it to tampico. staying near the coast is a much better idea than going through the center. i went through central mexico last year. itīs all desert and itīll suck you dry. the coast was beautiful though. it was hard to find a spot that wasnīt covered in green.
i thought itīd be a touristy beach town. itīs not. itīs an industral city. no tourists anywhere. i really stood out.
i was beat. i tried to find a cheap hostel since i knew i wouldnīt be able to find a place in the woods in a city this large. no tourists means nos hostels. i pulled into the first hotel i saw, the hampton inn.. $90 a night! i was tired, but not that tired.
i poked around the city a little more and found the Grand Royale. still $50 a night, dern expensive, but i was out of water and i just couldnīt ride anymore. really nice hotel though.
and to think, 2 days ago i was sleeping in a swamp
air conditioning! glorious air conditioning!