Tag Archive: Oaxaca

Jun 20

The Places We Sleep… The Road to Chiapas

The Razgado Family in Zenatepec

Leaving Puerto Escondido, Tony and I started the long 660 km journey that would take us along the Oaxacan coast and then up into the mountains to San Cristobal de Las Casas in the state of Chiapas.  It was a long 9 day journey that would see us passing through a wide variety of landscapes, …

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Jun 19

The Hammock Diaries

Zack demonstrates the "feet-up longer" position.  Note the crossed-left foot positioning, the low wrap factor and edge-on head support technique.  Perfect for hot early afternoons.

I arrived in Puerto Escondido with the full intention of taking a week off from my two-wheeled journey.  I needed a holiday from my holiday, as after 6 months on the bike I was feeling pretty worn out.  What I needed was a hammock on the beach with beers and good company close at hand. …

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Jun 02

Give me dirt and I’ll give you sweat, blood and tears. Just give me dirt. The back roads of Oaxaca.

I have a rule:  The first time I see food or drink being sold on the side of the road, I must buy it.  I was overjoyed to by mezcal from this grandmother.  Cost me a whopping $3 for a litre

Tony and I have being seeing a lot of highway the last few months – mile after mile of gray, burning asphalt, accompanied by the rattle of trucks braking, and the ever present highly-intoxicating smell of dust and fumes.  More affectionately, this endless strip that connects the world is poetically referred to as “The Road”, …

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May 16

The road to Oaxaca!


  Well, we survived the 500 or so kilometers from Mexico to Oaxaca via Puebla.  As the above video relates I didn’t stay long in Puebla, I essentially ate my mole and left.  I was eager to make some real distance and get to Oaxaca – of which I have only heard amazing things about …

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May 08

Stage 4: Southern Mexico (AKA Operation: Glorious Ruination!)


Operation: Glorious Ruination! Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!  I’m excited about this one!  The fourth stage of the Tour de Zack also known as Operation: Glorious Ruination will take me from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen, a party town on the far eastern end of the Yucatan Peninsula.  This 2800 km beast of …

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