February 11, 2008 GMT
DAY 7 - Acapulco


Left early in the morning still on Mexican route 200, lots of curves and still toll free, fortunately the road is a good one, pity the rubbish in particular bags after bags that people throw, then others burn them and create a lot of smoke. It is also pretty difficult to get used to the traffic conditions here where people change lanes without using their blinkers, their methods of giving way are confusing and basically you need to expect the unexpected continuously. Occasionally, there are signs that warn you of changed traffic conditions ahead but mostly there aren't.
To make 220kms to Acapulco it took me 4 and a half hours. The entrance was exhausting and the contrast between luxury and poverty was astounding.
The day was hot so while i was riding along the beach i took my helmet off, got caught by the police who called the commandante, they took my licence and asked i pay 600 pesos for it to be returned. Ended up paying 300 pesos but this little incident meant i had to re think my hotel choice.
So i took route 95, which is a beautiful road, payed two tolls one worth 90 pesos the other 100 pesos and arrived at Chilpancingo.
Stayed at Hotel San Carlos for 200 pesos and parked Angelina in the lobby. A worker brought to my attention that it is the law that tourists are not allowed to be fined in Acapulco.
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SAME TEXT HERE IN SPANISH: sali temprano y segui por la carreetera 200 gratis muchas curvas por supuesto pero las carreteras son bastante buenas, una pena la basura que la gente tira bolsas y bolsas, y en los pueblos la queman enfrente de sus casas siempre olor a humo, los topes hay veces que te avizan otra que no, carteles con topes a 100 metros y despues nada o no carteles y te comes cinco medio de corrido, la gente se cambia de linea sin prender el intermitente, cuando quieren que los pases mucho de ellos lo ponen por el lado que tenes que pasarlo y no sabes si vvan a doblar enfrente de ti, hay que tener mucho cuidado y no confiar en las señas de los demas, hoy vi dos perros muertos que es mi temor, pero hasta ahora he tenido suerte no se me cruzaron muchas cosas.
para hacer 220 kms hasta acapulco me costo 4 y media horas la entrada mortal, nunca pense que era tan gigante contraste tremendo de pobreza y lujo, ves ranchitos de lata en el tope de una colina con todo el mar enfrente, era tanto el calor que me saque el casco y cuando iba por las playas en acapulco me paro un policia y al rato llego el comandante, una bulla barbara me sacaron la licencia y me dijeron que tenia que acompañarlos a la carcel donde tenia que pagar mas de 600 pesos para que me entregaran la licencia, al final arregle con 300 de coima, una pena porque ahora estoy en un hotel San Carlos en Chilpancingo por 200 pesos y estascione la moto adentro en el lobby y el tipo me dice que tenia que haberlo acompañado porque es ley que no pueden cobrar multas a los turistas en acapulco, me vine en una carretera para primera casilla 90 pesos segunda 100, un lujo de carretera la 95 cuota, me pasaban como 160 kms por hora desde acapulco que voy en el camino a mexico, doblare antes, ya la gente no es campesina como hasta ahora, todo autos modernos y no te respetan naa

Posted by Hugo Albini at February 11, 2008 10:28 AM GMT

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