Holiday in Zipolite

Date: 4/11/2012
City: Zipolite, Mexico
Kilometres ridden: 10
Cumulative kilometre: 24911

Holiday, finally ;).
Our plans today: do nothing. Just hang around which is what a hammock is for. So we had breakfast in our hotel, realised that we needed some funds and that the next ATM is in the next village. We quickly hopped on my bike, and rode to the next town two up. After having some difficulties locating the ATM we finally found it and got some money, no problem at all. After all that work, I could hang around some more 🙂

When I finally woke up, we went to the beach, and had the terrible task to select a restaurant to have dinner and to watch the sunset.


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Date: 5/11/2012
City: Zipolite, Mexico
Kilometres ridden: 0
Cumulative kilometre: 24911

Today is Monday and the restaurant in our hotel was closed, so we went to the beach and had breakfast there. They started to put new palm leaves onto the umbrellas; we could sit there, watching how they do it. I really could get used to this lifestyle.

After breakfast we strolled along the beach when I started to play with sand 😀 (PAH = Pan American Highway)

I think Sigrid was a bit bored, so she explored the water.

We went back to our room and the serious part of life started, I had to update our blog 🙂. When I was sitting there, typing along and listening to the sound of the waves, I saw a visitor on our balcony. At the end of the handrail he jumped into the next tree and was disappeared.

So I finished the blog update, by this time it was evening and we went to restaurant recommended by our host, Antonio. We found out that he used to work at the University in Mexico City. He then decided that he would like to live in Zipolite, so he moved here and started to build the house, roughly 30 years ago.


The recommended restaurant was a bit hard to find, but at the end we managed.

I had some…. – wrong! No scrambled eggs this time– fresh fish with all sorts of topping and Sigrid had some octopus with vegetables.

The food was great and plenty. The plan for tomorrow was to revise the rest of the trip and to make a decision when we book the boat from Panama to Columbia and if we can append the Alaska bit onto Buenos Aires.

Date: 6/11/2012
City: Zipolite, Mexico
Kilometres ridden: 0
Cumulative kilometre: 24911

We replanned the whole trip. We wanted ensure that we don’t get snowed in in Ushuaia. And we looked at the feasibility of shipping the bikes back to the US. This would then allow us to go to Alaska in July 2013. It took a while but it all seems to work out. The current plan is to go from Panama to Columbia on the 14th January 2013 with the Stahlratte, a ship that has a good reputation amongst motorcycle travelers and to leave Buenos Aires in June to go back to the US. We also found out that our bikes registrations can be remotely renewed, so that we will arrive in the US with registered bikes.

Date: 7/11/2012
City: Zipolite, Mexico
Kilometres ridden: 0
Cumulative kilometre: 24911

I didn’t want to leave, so we extended our stay another day. Nothing in particular planned, just relaxing. We met a German couple, Stephan and Claudia, from Munich. They are traveling Mexico by bus and they arrived yesterday from Oaxaca, our next stop. So we had dinner around sunset on the beach and meet at our hotel to pick their brains.

We enjoyed it so much that I forgot to take a picture of them… :/
So tomorrow we leave early in the morning to avoid the heat during the day. Well, only if I can’t convince Sigrid to stay for another day 😀

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