Aguascalientes -> León

Aguascalientes -> León

After a rest day hanging out with Cain and his friends, we were back on the road. I only had 8 days to get to Mexico City before my test at UNAM so while there were more things to do, such as going to the hot-springs, there wasn’t enough time.

It was generally overcast, and we spent more than 3 hours hiding from the rain. The annoying part was that the majority was just before we got to León where we would meet our Warmshowers host, Hector, and his family. We arrived and were greeted by

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Zacatecas -> Aguascalientes

Zacatecas -> Aguascalientes

With our rush to get to DF, we only had one day to spend in the beautiful Zacatecas. I wished we had had more time, and I wouldn’t be too surprised if I somehow ended up back there after leaving DF. We even managed to go close to the church of the Virgen de Guadalupe, but missed it too.

After getting out of the small back streets near our hostel, we got onto the main road and it took us to the toll road to Zacatecas. It was the first time that we saw a no-bicycle sign before the toll booth,

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Vicente Guerrero -> Zacatecas

Vicente Guerrero -> Zacatecas

After packing up our things in the room, we were invited for a cup of coffee. Pedro is one of those people who will happily drink 5+ coffees a day, so he was happy with the invite. We thanked Alberto and his crew and headed up the hill towards our 5th state, Zacatecas. It was a pleasant climb and by the top it was time for a second breakfast for P. We were by what appeared to be some kind of national park, but the signs really didn’t seem too inspiring so we continued on.

The rest of the

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Durango -> Vicente Guerrero

Durango -> Vicente Guerrero

Frida and Jorge Luis had been wonderful hosts. Jorge Luis is a vet and so we got to visit a hacienda that belongs to one of his clients. It also means he is very busy, but he did his best to make time to spend with us. Frida’s work load is a little lighter, and so she helped us get the best out of our time, including a rejuvenating visit to a Temazcal, a kind of indigenous Mexican sauna.

As I?d been busy during my time in Durango, I didn?t post the previous blog post until 5

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Mazatlán -> Durango

Mazatlán -> Durango

We had a great time staying in Mazatlán with our wonderful host Norman. We?d got to meet some of his friends as well as relax on the beach by the Pacific for the last time in a good while. Our plan is to head inland to the colonial cities of Durango, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes and Guanajuato on the way to Mexico City. Leaving the coast would mean climbing up the Sierra Madres on el Espinazo del Diablo (The Devil?s Backbone) which laid between us and Durango. We had been warned many

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