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Day Sixteen: Villahermosa, Mexico – Veracruz, Mexico

Submitted by on Thursday, 19 February 2009No Comment

Day Sixteen
Villahermosa, Mexico – Veracruz, Mexico
306 miles

I woke up early and went across the street to have breakfast. I ordered “ huevos rancheros” and they were the best eggs I‘ve ever had. The waiter asked me if I was French. I wondered about my body odors at that point. We wandered around the city for a bit and we did our Montezuma’s revenge test when we drank refreshments on the street.
Heading out of the city was easy and the road to Veracruz straight forward with the common check points and toll booths except for one thing. The weather changed on us and it became extremely windy. There were crosswinds of fifty miles per hour and gusts in the 80-100mph.
Riding had become dangerous. A couple of times I felt I had no control over the bike and no way to fix it. The overpasses were the worst. You felt like the helmet was going to get ripped off your head. I was also scared of the cars passing by because the unpredictable behavior of the bike. This lasted for about 100 miles.
We had made it to Veracruz in the worst wind storm ever. I found the hotel fairly easy. It was the same one we used on the way down. When we got close to the hotel, the police officer told me to move out of the way. I didn’t know why but he was telling us to move forward a half block pass the hotel.
Then he pointed to the light post and I could see a broken pole hanging by the wire about to fall. We were just underneath it a minute before. A second later the hotel garage opened and the police shut down the one way road so we could do a u-turn to get in.
The best Mexican food is served at “La Parroquia” and it is outstanding. We topped it up with flan. Later that night we went to a local bar and tasted “Don Julio” tequila. We finished the night listening to Spanish pop coming from the jukebox.

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