Juchitan > San Cristobal la Casas, Mexico – 350km

To San Cristobal

When you see 100’s and 100’s of wind turbines, you know they are there for a reason, right?  And wow! What a stretch we had to get through.  Twice I was blown towards the edge of the pavement by the strong wind.   A funny feeling trying to go forwards but still edging sideways.  I just fixed my eyes on the road ahead and opened the throttle with all it had to stay on track.  We tried to stop once in what felt like a sheltered spot so as to check the map, but had to get moving again as the wind was trying to blow the bikes over.  Good practice for when we get to Ruta 40 later in the trip.

Rode the toll roads today, was nice to have them available and ride them for a change.

From Tuxtla (a huge progressive city) we climbed again into the mountains for nearly 40kms climbing all the way, dropping 10 degrees within a half-hour.  The valley views were stunning but were very hazy. A great ride.

Arrived in San Cristobal about 3:30, found our hotel then went for a walk.  Such a lovely town.

Our $38 hotel – always a courtyard (lost the colour, its a warm orange)

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Our room before we messed it up, simple, comfortable

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Photos of San Cristobal

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Cobbled streets

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People are always trying to sell you their goods, but they are polite, not pushy.

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Hat anyone?

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  • heather

    Oooh,.. Charlie looks a bit tempted!

    December 7, 2014 at 7:56 am
  • heather

    to nab a bargain, that is = )

    December 7, 2014 at 7:56 am
    • Janet & Charlie Russel

      Hi sis. Temptation is overruled by lack of space to carry anything 🙁 Could post home but such a hassle.

      December 7, 2014 at 4:04 pm

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