First off just to let everyone know that we're in another one of those small towns where it'' be hard to reach us so don't get scared or anything because we're doing fine.
Acapulco Dec 25 to January 3rd 2005 (I think)
I leave most of Acapulco up to SMokey. Many of you have asked for Smokey entries. Unfortunately, Smokey has not been able to put all that effort into writting a blog entry, so you're still stuck with me. Hopefully by me leaving out what happened in Acapulco it will force SMokey to write something. And if that doesn't work, I have no trouble with talking shit about him until he has no choice.
Whatever, but before we leave Acapulco, I would like to say something. Basically, we learnt something very special in Acapulco. We learnt that no matter how crappy or nasty a city is, that we can still enjoy it when we have nothing but time. One of the great things about this trip is that we're not on some stupid ass vacation which we need to be back from in a week or two. When we enter a town we enter it with a complete open mind and what ever happens happens. There hasn't been one place yet we didn't enjoy.
Okay that's enough of that. Back to business.
Peurto Escondido - January 3. 2005 (I think) - January 10th.
This is the primary Surf Town of Mexico, with its claim to fame being the Mexican Pipeline. And I'm not refering to the Cocaine Pipeline which probably also flows from Escondido, but the Surfing Pipeline, when a huge wave curls on itself and forms what looks like a pipe. Well, when we were there, there were no pipes, actually very little waves to talk of.
Amazingly, we stayed for a week. Peurto Escondido is Little Italy in Mexico. Supposedly the Italians made a movie about this placed many years back and since then its been colonized by them. We ended up spending our time at our Italian guesthouse getting homemade spagetti and Cappucino to die for, while listening to Dalida (think thats her name) do a French version of a Itsee Bitsee Teeny Weenie Yellow Polka DOt Bikini song (which happens to be on my all time favorite list). Anyways, we had a blast, the food in town was spectacular and finally there was a significant tourist scene.
The townn was soo hip I even decided to cut my hair in a mohawk style. Its been a lifelong dream actually. And it doesn' look half bad. I've given it a couple of goings over and still need one last trim and bamm, I look like a Mohican.
Mazunte (near Puerto Angel) - January 10 -----^
We finally managed to leave Escondido and decided on a one day stop at a town nearby called Mazunte. We drove in off the highway and headed to the beach. Within 6.3 seconds it became apparent that it was a topless beach. We rented the Cabana on the beach (7 steps away, no joke I can see the beach from my bed) and have not left yet.
I'll probably have a lot more to write about Mazunte and the area, for now its just to let people know that we are fine and are having a very surprisingly good time in Mexico. Who would have thought it would be Mexico.
Anyways, enough of this.
As for the bikes, we had them FULLY serviced in Acapulco. I'm hoping Smokey adds that to his entry. So overall, we're doing fine with a new air filter waiting for us in Oaxaca. Presently using a very well crafted makeshift filter on SMokey's bike.
That's it, I'm off to the beach.
We hope everyone is doing well.
Miss you all,
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