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Leaving The Cradle

Updated: Sep 23, 2019


January 18, 2019

From Oaxaca to Tonalá, Mexico



Day 13

January 18, 2019

From Oaxaca to Tonalá, Mexico



Hello Friends,


Oaxaca is an amazing place!


Oaxaca came highly recommended by friends who know Mexico, and now I know why. I can only speak for the old part of town where I stayed and walked around extensively. It’s a city rich with art and history having a continuous high level of energy and with a considerable police presence, the city feels extremely safe. The several great restaurants, cafes, outdoor markets, and art shops combined with being a relatively inexpensive place to stay compared to Monterrey and Mexico as it a great choice to vacation for local citizens.



After solving a few technical GPS programming and directing issues, I eventually made it out of the city. While riding away, I saw how the city tucked in tightly between the mountains. For at least an hour and a half, I rode twisties again. Up and down mountains and passing the occasional villages along the way.


Arriving in Tonalá. I selected this city because it close to the border.The hotel was old but clean, and they had security guards watching the parking lot and hotel at all hours.


I went to an outdoor restaurant a few blocks away for my supper. After the meal, I had a nice discussion with the owner. At one point I asked him if the Honduran refugees had travelled through the city on their way to the United States. He said that there is a continuous stream of them coming through, and that last week about 200 walked by like a parade.


Tomorrow I leave Mexico, cross the border, and carry on through Guatemala. I have no idea what to expect, but I’m looking forward to the experience.

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