This bike touring diary entry covers cycling from San Jose del Progresso to Puerto Escondido in Mexico. Part of my Pan American bike tour.
Cycling to Puerta Escondido
(Blog post written Jan 30th 2010)
An 80 km day, which is just an average one, but at the end of it I felt exhausted. The humidity is something I am finding hard to adjust to, although I think that today’s tiredness came from mainly messing my eating patterns up.
I’ve noticed that I’ve been eating a lot less than normal this last couple of weeks due to the heat, but I should still eat something every hour when cycling, otherwise I hit the wall!
On reaching Puerto Escondido, I had a look around the old town for accommodation options. Nothing stood out however, and so I headed down to Playa Zicatela to see if I could find anything there.
Playa Zicatela is a strange mix of purpose designed and laid out beachfront, combined with a surfer feel and backpacker hostels.
I found a hostel type place, which cost me 100 pesos for the night in a simple thatched cabana. Job done, and I decided to eat constantly for the afternoon and evening!
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