Finally in Mazatlan….

Posted: November 4, 2010 in Mexico

So we didn’t take the ferry into Mazatlan. We did buy the tickets and then we met Joe at the ferry terminal who told us that the other route to Topolobampo is about half the price and half the time, only about 150$ per person + bike and 6 hour ride… so we traded in our tickets for the cheaper ones. Then guess who else showed up? Evan! Just in time too! Oh, and Morrie, an Australian guy riding a BMW 650. So there were now 5 of us!

Who’s Joe? He’s a super chill guy from the US from somewhere in the middle of nowhere, one of those states that noone ever talks about… Misoury I think. He rides an 07 KLR 650. He’s trying to make his way to Argentina on a pretty tight budget like most of us.

So from Topolobombo or whatever it’s called, we rode today all the way to Mazatlan. About 400+ km. We got caught a bit in the dark for the last 50km, which felt like 500.

So pics…

A ferry like the one we took:

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Strapping down the bikes. Red KLR is Joe, White BMW is Morrie, and you know the other 2 already.

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My bike loaded and kinda strapped in:

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Evan rode for like 400 km to get to the ferry. He’s a bit tired…

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Joe. I think he’s doing a Chinese photo peace sign and trying to let one out at the same time…

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Gotta have beer:

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After crossing with the ferry, it was late and we decided to find a nice motel. There was a Popeyes motel that looked really nice. For 200 pesos (about 17$) you can have a room for the whole night. It’s basically, every guy’s dream garage. We had an automatic garage door, and a bedroom right off off the garage with a king size bed, a stripper pole, free porn on TV, a 2 person shower, tiles all over the place… and it was super clean and secure.

These drive-in motels are really popular on the outskirts of larger cities here. Business man take their mistresses there or go and hire hookers. They are on the outskirts because most men don’t wanna be seen in the city with the wrong person. The garages are also there to conceal the cars. These motels are really “private” with great security. The best part is that they are cheap and super clean with AC. If you want, you can also get 1, 3 or 12 hour rooms.

The Garage:

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The room with our “hot” stripper…

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Wait, there’s something “good” on TV…

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2 person shower:

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As for tonight in Mazatlan, we found an old school typical mexican hotel for 280 pesos for a room with 3 beds. We’re gonna pick straws for who’s gonna be sleeping with who in the 3rd bed.

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You can take a poo and a shower at the same time

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Tomorrow, we’re gonna head to some Stoner Surfer Camping place about 150km down the road. I think it’s just gonna be me and Evan. It looks like Joe might have to fly back home for a few days as he just found out as I’m writing this that he’s grandpa died. As for Yosh, he is thinking of going to Mexico city to get some paperwork done as he forgot to get an exit visa from the US… and then he’s gonna head for the east coast.

  1. E- says:

    Bravo! You begin to be internationally more divers than the UN delegations in Latin America 🙂

  2. alexandra says:

    stripper poles are so much fun! you guys should have hired an escort for a show…or did you!

  3. Vlad says:

    Cand sunteti 3 la masa, tipul din dreapta imi aminteste de Forrest Gump cand il apucase alergatul de la un ocean la altul. Asa o sa arati si tu in 6 luni?

  4. Daniel Osuna says:

    Whats up Stefan, where are you up to? Im here in Guatemala city with my sister how is the trip so far. I got a hotel room in Acapulco a friend of colege is the manager, then i traveled to pto escondido zicatela beach te best wave in Mexico to surf, the next day I moved all the way to tapachula slept on the gas station i ask for permition and give50 pesos to the pump guy, the next day croos the border and got here at 1pm. guatemala roads are shit!
    Nice pictures by tge way.

    Keep on touch

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