After the unconventional Christmas in Acapulco, we were planning on leaving early on Boxing Day, but Pedro woke up feeling terrible again. Something to do with the large amount of beer we drank on the beach the night before probably, but who knows. We knew that we had enough time to get to Puerto Escondido, and Christian was OK with us staying, so we intended to stay another day, but by mid-afternoon Pedro was starting to feel OK. There wasn’t much by the way of towns along the road, but
After a few days of knowing where we would be staying nearly every night, it was back to the reduced pressure of sleeping wherever we ended up. Our hope was to get to Acapulco on Christmas Eve which left us 5 days to go about 500km. I had hoped to get on the road not long after 6, and that was the plan, but Javier – our host – had invited us out for a quick drink… I turned him down Pedro went out to a karaoke bar and one drink turned into drinking until the early hours of the
When Pedro had been in primary school, a teacher of his taught him about the youngest volcano in the world, Parícutin. It was born in 1943, and to Pedro that was the greatest thing in the world. So when he came to Mexico he decided that we had to go, even though it was one heck of a detour from Mexico City. He of course didn’t just want to see it, but also to climb it, so we arranged a rest day in Uruapan with our host Javier and
It was a short day from Pátzcuaro, which was good because during the night Pedro had managed to brick his iPhone trying to update it. That lead to him losing all his music and, without a PC to reformat it, his ability to use the thing. Although it meant we couldn’t go to the island in Lake Pátzcuaro and I couldn’t work on the blog, I had the morning and got his phone working again. We had a good sized breakfast, and then just before we were about to leave América, Tzitziki’s
We had the option of either taking the autopista that was flat, or the hillier and longer road which would go through Tzintzuntzan, a small town with an old church and an older archaeological site. Since it was such a short day we decided on the route through Tzintzuntzan which was all good, except that we had a headwind to keep us working hard.
In Tzintzuntzan I decided to start interviewing Pedro for the website. I figure he can explain things in video form better than I can writing what I read