14.1.20. San Martin to ciudad del Carmen.

632ml. This was done in 11 cycling days. Not much to report on my route apart from after my 1st night at a warm shower host in Nativitas, I visited the historic site of Cacaxla and then onto Cholula, site of the biggest pyramid in the world. I stayed in Puebla at another warm shower host, Rosa and Tomas. I had a day off here. After Puebla I jumped on the highway again at Amozoc and took the highway most of the way as it’s safer. I stayed at Palmar de Bravo, then another warm shower host at Córdoba. Alan was a great host and I had another day off here. Got to Tierra blanca but my rear disc caliper fell apart on route so I managed to do a temporary repair. Next was Tuxtepec, another great warm shower family and then a long day to Sayula on the old road. 88ml today. Then 70ml to la venta in the rain and then another 70ml to Villahermosa. Here’s where I fell sick on my day off and luckily my warm shower hosts, Caleb and Pepi let me stay 4 days until I was well enough to leave. I had a new cassette and chain fit here as well as borrowing a cone spanner to tighten my rear wheel hub cone drive side, which I noticed had come loose. Because my immune system was weak I then developed oral thrush and could not eat solids due to the soreness. I made it to Frontera but couldn’t get the right medicine. I did another day to ciudad del Carmen and found a farmacia that had the medicine I needed. Again I was put up by a warm shower host in the hotel Estrella de mar and Francisco also arranged it so I could have another day off to rest here. I can eat again now and seem to be recovering ok.

Outside Estella hotel in ciudad del Carmen thanks Francisco.

Road to ciudad del Carmen

Parque museo la Venta in Villahermosa

Warm shower host Ivan who rode with me to show me the road out, for 8 miles

Beautiful Córdoba city square. Lot of history here

Cholula, biggest pyramid in the world. There’s even a church built on top

2 thoughts on “14.1.20. San Martin to ciudad del Carmen.

  1. Sounds like things are going well for you Ivan .
    We are still in Iceland Reykjavík then we are flying into Luton picking up a hired car and slowly making our way back up north.
    Aren’t you lonely yet Ivan our there by yourself ? . I have read your blog hope your ok.

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