Colima City

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    • Day 90


      December 6, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

      Today was a route planning day. After breakfast, we spent long hours over analogue maps, on Google street view and different weather and climate statistics in order to plan out our route through the rest of Mexico. In the end, we had a good idea about our route: we are going inland through more mountaineous terrain because the climate is just way better for cycling. The diagram below says everything 😉
      In late afternoon, we visited the city centre of Colima. Nice old buildings, a busy plaza with food and Christmas markets (at least the Mexican version of it...) and - as the Virgen de Guadeloupe holiday is coming soon - another parade with traditional dances in front of the church.
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    • Day 88

      Escape from the humididy

      December 4, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

      After some days at the coast, we decided to head inland again. Our destination was Colima where Dave and Marcia live. They are friends of our warmshowers hosts in Bend.
      We left before 7 already as we had a long day ahead of us. Dave had send us a gpx track, so navigation was easy this time. First, we followed a cuota again. So bikes are theoretically not allowed, but noone cares. It was relatively flat and had a broad shoulder. The sunrise over the lagune was quite nice as well. We stopped for a coconut after about 50km before turning into a small, quiet sideroad which led to Colima. We had to climb all day, but as it was a constant 2%, it wasn't actually too bad. We even forgot to take a picture of the 7000km on the bike computer, as we were in our constant climbing mode.
      In Colima, we got a warm welcome at Dave's and Marcia's house. For dinner, we could even join Dave's cycling friends at a birthday party. Eduardo, a guy of the cycling group, has been in Germany many times and knows about German culture and the German way of life. He (and hopefully also the other guests), had a lot of fun while listening and singing to Herbert Grönemeyer, Die Toten Hosen and Helene Fischer 😂
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    • Day 89

      Private tour with Eduardo

      December 5, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

      Today, we explored the region around Colima. Eduardo had offered us to take us to some nice places, so - of course - we didn't say no to a private tour led by a local. We started with a typical Mexican breakfast: Chilaquiles rojos, spiced coffee and aqua fresca. The location, food and staff were great, so it was hard to leave. But there were more things to see. Afterwards, we went to Comala, one of the pueblos magicos, famous for its white houses. It's actually a very pretty town with interesting architecture and beautiful patios as part of the houses. Next stop was the Museo Universitario Alejandro Rangel Hidalgo in Nogueras. He was a Mexican artist and his works is displayed in the museum. Next door is his family home, an impressive hacienda which we visited as well. Eduardo then drove along a curvy mountain road which climbed towards the volcano Nevado de Colima. We stopped at a restaurant with stunning views where we had guacamole while observing the eagles. Usually, we would have seen the volcano real close, but unfortunately it was covered in clouds. Still an awesome place!
      Thanks, Eduardo, for showing us around and telling us so much about Mexican history, culture and customs. We are looking forward to seeing you again, maybe on your next visit to Germany 😊
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    • Day 169

      Colima State

      January 18, 2016 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

      After much debate we finally decided to leave the comfortable coastal life to experience inland Mexico. We knew this would involve a lot of climbing as Guadalajara is at 1500 m, so tried to prepare ourselves for a couple of big uphill days. We also decided to take the toll road instead of some narrower, hillier options to get to Guadalajara in the hope of reducing the grade and number of hills we had to climb. Things started off well with plentiful sweet shops along the road where we sampled many of the different forms of sweet coconut bars. At one point we rode over a bridge and got a good look at all the stages of brick making - from digging sand out of the river with an excavator to mixing and firing the bricks. We were very excited when we reached a watermelon stand outside of Colima (City) as we were running low on water, so we sat and chatted with the owner for a while and each devoured half a watermelon. The Colima Volcano came into view, and then we were surprised to see it erupt; we thought we were really lucky to have witnessed this powerful force, but we soon discovered that this was nearly an hourly occurrence and none of the locals seemed to notice. At some point during our climbing we also entered sugar country - we rode by fields and fields of sugarcane and started being passed by many heavily laden trucks hauling the canes to be processed.Read more

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    Colima, Colima City, Колима, کولیما، کولیما, קולימה, コリマ, კოლიმა, 콜리마, Kolima, Altepetl Coliman, Byen Colima, Colima by, کولیما سٹی, 科利马

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