Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Playa Azul to Morelia

Tues 30th August

It was a surprise when the battery actually turned up this morning. Bonus, it was the correct one too, although it took a bit of jiggery pokery to get it in.

We were eventually ready to roll around midday after trying to remember where everything packed away on the bikes. Surprising how quickly you forget.

The staff at the hotel have been terrific, especially the manager Felippe (centre stage) and our receptionist/waitress, Maria Gaudelope (hiding behind the screen on my bike). A big thank you to you both and all the others who have looked after us over the past 12 days.

It is now going to be a bit of a slog to get across Mexico to Cancun where we are due to meet Carol and friends a week tomorrow. With a speed of around 50-55mph and around 1500 miles to Cancun, we are going to be riding on the equivalent of our motorways for much of the time to cover the distance and hopefully still have time to see some of the sights.

Our target today was Morelia the state capital of Michoacan. It's a vibrant university city full of well preserved colonial architecture that deserves more time than the couple of hours we managed to get to look around.

If you like the buzz of city life, Morelia is well worth a visit. Apart from all the historical buildings street cafes, theatres and restaurants, there are street entertainers, vendors and people aplenty if you like to people watch.

One of the many illuminated buildings in the historical centre of the city that is buzzing pretty much 24hrs a day.

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