July 01, 2009 GMT
Marco's

I had made contact with a fellow biker on Horizons Unlimited, the website we had been using while planning the trip, and he had invited us to go stay with him. We rocked up at his house and were shown around his house, which had been built around his garage where he kept his collection of Harleys. mrk1.jpgMarco, our host, turned out to be the president of the local Harley owners club, but couldn’t ride with us as he had recently had an accident, in his car, which prevented him from riding. He plotted a route for us into the jungle, and after showing us the city and taking us to one of the Semana Santa processions, took us out for dinner and gave us a bed for the night. caln2.jpg
The next morning we headed out East, off to the jungle proper. We rode out over the hills and as soon as we descended down to valley of Cuidad Valles, we were hit by the intense heat and humidity. The temp gauge on the bike jumped from its usual mark around 85 degrees to over 100, for the first time on the trip, and then it rose some more! My head was melting in my helmet and both of us were overheating when we came across the first waterfalls. Needless to say we took a detour, parked up the bike and jumped straight into the water for a cool down. The falls we really busy what with this being the last day of the Semana Santa holiday, but nonetheless still great fun.fallz.jpgfallz2.jpg

We reluctantly dried off and jumped back on the bike to head to our hotel in the super hot Cuidad Valles, which would be our se for the next couple of days.
Valles was an extremely uninspiring town, and I couldn’t wait to leave, so we spent the one night before heading deeper into the jungle to explore Xilithla and Aquisimon.

Posted by Dan Shell at July 01, 2009 03:31 AM GMT
 

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