Month: October 2012

South of Guadalajara

After Vochorama, it was my turn to suffer Moctezuma’s revenge. We ended up staying in the same little hotel in Zapopan, a north suburb of Guadalajara, for five nights. Neither one of us was in great shape to do much,…

Cool it down

On the advice of many new friends, we left Guadalajara and headed for the hills. We camped one night back in Ajijic, where still more canons and bells sounded through the night per the Fiestas de Otubre. I think at…

Strange times

I’ve proven to be the first man down, in my unhappy new phase of Food Poisoning, All the Time. Juan made me go see a doctor when he noticed that my tongue had turned brown. “You have amoebas!” the doctor…

Five days of Christmas

After scuttling around a bit, I wanted to get some work done in a place with a kitchen and a desk. We found an adorable “bungalow” for rent in Barra de Navidad, a small coastal town in Jalisco. It’s a…

A month to the mainland

Whenever people asked us about our route plans for this trip, we always started by saying, “We’re going to drive down Baja to La Paz and then take the ferry over to Mazatlán.” That was as far as we had…