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Old 10-16-2013, 08:55 PM   #47
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Talking Meanwhile... in Mexico city

I still want to tell you guys about our last two stops; San Miguel de Allende and Morelia, but tonight we are downtown Mexico city, one of the world most populated city.

We took the Mex 15 from Morelia, "Libre" (non-toll road), and we linked several pueblos through some pretty amazing twisties highest point was 2748m. By the time we made it to Toluca, traffic was pretty tight.



Even the final stretch before entering the city on the 15 between Palo Alto (Granjas) and Lomas Altas made for some pretty intense piloting, steep and curvy canyons, with quickly changing inclines dotted with slow trucks on the right lane, and anxious locals lead foot on the left.

We missed our gate (Plaza de la Reforma) out of the periferico for our hotel behind the Cathedral, and by the time we had made our way back to the centre we were gridlock less than a km from Hotel Cathedral located on Donceles 95.




Coming from the south we could not make a right turn into the one way street, the bikes were getting hot and we threaded our way to a gated street guarded by fully clad crowd control & riot police unit. In the event that the planned protest that had taken over Plaza de la Constitucion turned sour.

The police let us park the bikes besides the gate and we let them cool down during "Jackie - Valentino & "Co.'s" 15 minutes of fame.

Yup it was a pretty crowded place.


All in a days work when you are inching your way to Tierra Del Fuego

Tomorrow we discover what else this busy place has to offer

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