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Old 12-13-2012, 07:46 PM   #1276
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Hola Julio,

Thanks to your excellent advice I was cranking and banking up and down these all day not far across the border from you:



Crisp mountain air, pine forests, blue skies, friendly locals, volcanoes in the distance.

Guatemala doesn't seem so bad to me.

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Old 12-14-2012, 04:10 AM   #1277
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Hola John,
Great o see you made it out to San Marcos, I love it out there.
And yes, Guatemala us not bad at all, it's the getting back part...
If you still in the area, go to Todosantos above Huehuetenango; great mountains.
We will be in the area for a couple of days
Now taking off for the border
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:07 AM   #1278
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Breakfast in Comitan, WiFi and time for another overdue post


From San Agustinillo we went to Huatulco , another place I haven’t been to in over 30 years . What a shock !!!!! where we used to sleep in our sleepingbags right on the empty beach of Tangolunda, there is now one resort next to the other . I am so happy to have had the chance to see these places, before mankind screwed them up, big time .

Anyway, the sunrise is Tangolunda are still as beautifull as ever, even if this time I saw them from my hotelroom in the 4th floor and not from my sleepingbag on the beach






Here my favorite photographer taking shots from this amazing delight






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Old 12-14-2012, 09:03 AM   #1279
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We are at the waterfalls El Chiflon, close to Comitan. It is hard to get any closer to Guatemala without crossing the border.
Our last night in Mexico...many strange and powerful feelings...
We are both very emotional today,a cocktail of feelings...
We are very thankful and conscious about how lucky we are
I better shut up now

GRACIAS A LA VIDA , QUE ME HA DADO TANTO
After reading this it is sinking in for me as well!! For the past 10 months I've followed you either on ADV or on my Harley . This adventure has reduced my work productivity greatly because I just sit and daydream while looking at your pictures. So.... I think your hike with your sons should just be another chapter of your RR then just carry on after that with more pictures of my future destinations!

It's been a great ride for me!!

Ok back to work now.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:15 AM   #1280
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Hola John,
Great o see you made it out to San Marcos, I love it out there.
And yes, Guatemala us not bad at all, it's the getting back part...
If you still in the area, go to Todosantos above Huehuetenango; great mountains.
We will be in the area for a couple of days
Now taking off for the border
Huehuetenango is my favorite name for a city!
Amazing mountains too!!

Yeah I know...back to work now.
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:29 AM   #1281
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Until you need another "Hue hue" break.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:08 PM   #1282
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Huehuetenango is my favorite name for a city!
Amazing mountains too!!

Yeah I know...back to work now.
Back yes ! To work...HELL NOOOO
I have already the next chapter of our journey in my mind.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:28 PM   #1283
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Back yes ! To work...HELL NOOOO
I have already the next chapter of our journey in my mind.
Haha I was talking about me going back or getting back to work. I know your work days are in the rear view mirror.

Ok I'm going back to working....again.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:45 AM   #1284
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Virgen de Guadalupe

The day of the Virgen de Guadalupe is a big holiday for the Catholic world , but especially here in Mexico .
Almost everybody is out , running long distances,many times barefoot, carrying a torch until they get to some church, far away from their hometown .
Riders are no exception , they become pilgrims as well !
Here some pics that I took in San Cristobal de las Casas






































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Old 12-15-2012, 06:34 AM   #1285
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GuateCuate, the last time i visited your trip diary u guys were on Alaska, what an epic journey dudes

are you visiting kalakmul in Chiapas? is a newly turistic pole that has great archeological places
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:53 AM   #1286
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GuateCuate, the last time i visited your trip diary u guys were on Alaska, what an epic journey dudes

are you visiting kalakmul in Chiapas? is a newly turistic pole that has great archeological places

Hola Alex,
yes, time flys . Alaska seems still like yesterday to me ....
I have been to Kalakmul before, so this time it's not on my list . We will head to the Chiflon waterfalls instead .
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:21 AM   #1287
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Feets & Faces of the Virgen de Guadalupe

The pilgrims of the Virgen de Guadalupe run great distances , barefoot on the rough Mexican roads . Their feet dont look to good, but the smile and joy stays on the runners faces














































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Old 12-17-2012, 08:48 PM   #1288
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No matter what happens in Mexico, there is always food involved, and the day of the Virgen de Guadalupe is no exception.






















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Old 12-17-2012, 09:23 PM   #1289
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:34 AM   #1290
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Last stop in Mexico

Leaving San Cristobal in the morning we should get to our last stop in Mexico before lunchtime, the Cascada del Chiflon.
A series of several waterfalls , being the velo de novia the biggest one .

It was the first time on our journey, that we were not riding by ourselves . My good friend and longtime riding buddy Jean Luc had come up from Guatemala to San Cristobal to welcome us and to join us on our last part of the ride .
Mercí mon amí !





Our indoor parking in San Cristobal






And here some pics from the spectacular waterfalls






















And than our goodbye committee showed up , by the thousands !!!! In Guatemala we see the appearance of these birds as a sign of good luck, good omen






GRACIAS MEXICO , you have been nothing but good to us !!!!
You gave us new friends, great food and you have let us see some of your most spectacular places .
GRACIAS Y HASTA PRONTO !!!!!!


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