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The beautiful beach town of Puerto Escondido, Mexico

The beautiful beach town of Puerto Escondido, Mexico

The drive out of Acapulco is still beautiful, despite the only Mexican town I prefer never to return to! 😉 There was abundant farmland, and the taxi system turned into pickup trucks with covered backs. We arrived in Puerto Escondido just after sundown, and parked near the center of town to go find some food. This tiny beach town has several blocks of great gift shops (if you’reinto...

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Police corruption and bribery in Acapulco Mexico

Police corruption and bribery in Acapulco Mexico

We jumped in the van and started to make our way out of Acapulco with the help of our GPS. It had been a nice enough trip to Acapulco, with only one small cop bribery incident that ticked us off. Oh well…we were over it…and on our way out of town! Shortly after missing a turn, we found ourselves behind a cop car on a busy highway road. The cop car went through a yellow light, and we followed right...

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Acapulco, Mexico and police bribery

Acapulco, Mexico and police bribery

As we drove further down the coast from Zihuatenejo to Acapulco, we were graced with more beautiful beach views. The girls built their own fort in the back of the van using pillows and their newly purchased sarongs.   We entered a neighboring beach town, which is just North of Acapulco, and hyped as being a great place to get a bite to eat and watch the sunset. It was...

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Zihuatanejo Mexico and the inconveniences of working on the road

Zihuatanejo Mexico and the inconveniences of working on the road

Some days, working from the road has its downsides. After being without internet the previous night in ­­­the surf-haven of Nexpa we arrived in the bustling town of Zihuatanejo (just down the road from the beach resort town of Ixtapa). Besides Zihuatanejo being a happening Mexican town—let’s face it—it has an awesome name that you just want to repeat over and over until you can actually say it...

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The Ixtapa Mexican beach getaway

The Ixtapa Mexican beach getaway

Continuing on our way towards Ixtapa, we continued to be delighted by the ocean views. In many ways it reminded me of the US Northwest with calm beaches and rocky points. This water is much more comfortable for swimming, however!   We arrived in Ixtapa, which was developed by businessmen who decided they wanted a Cancun of the West Coast. They have built up the coastline with large hotels, resorts, and some...

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Driving the Mexican Pacific Coast

Driving the Mexican Pacific Coast

We drove straight from Colima to the coast, searching for the nearest beach. We ended up in Ayuntamiento Tecoman, which had a lovely stretch of nearly deserted beach.  A small sand road was lined with little restaurant shacks with a lot of seating—it must be popular on the weekends. Further south, we were surprised to find a fairly newly built malecon, seemingly in the middle of nowhere. Yet further...

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