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    • Day 208

      Ensenada

      November 5, 2022 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

      In Ensenada gibt es eine riiiesige mexikanische Fahne. Die grösste in ganz Mexiko. Und ich würde behaupten, wahrscheinlich sogar die grösste der Welt. Die Fahne ist so gross, dass jede andere daneben ganz klein aussieht. Ganze Quartiere stellt sie in den Schatten. Die Grösse der Fahne können wir kaum in Worte fassen. Auch nicht in Bilder, weil sie als wir da waren gerade demontiert war.

      Ensenada ist auch der erste Ort in Mexiko in dem wir übernachten. Als Übernachtungsplatz wählen wir einen Parkplatz neben dem Hafengelände. Fabienne's Eltern perfektionieren das Campingerlebnis im Hinterteil ihres Jeeps und fügen sich dabei unauffällig in die Umgebung ein. Wir schlafen friedlich zur beruhigenden, lauten Musik vom angelegten Partykreuzfahrtschiff ein.
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    • Day 57

      Bienvenidos a Mexico

      November 3, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

      As we had a long day ahead, we got up at 5:30am. We were a little surprised that it was quite light already and checked our phones like 3 times. Then we realized that the time was changed to winter time over night - that made sense... 😏 Anyways, we cycled the remaining 10km to the Mexican border, followed the pedestrian signs to Mexico, passed a couple of doors and friendly Mexicans and found ourselves right in Tecate. No one checked our passport or wanted to give us the tourist card. So we looked around, found one of the friendly Mexicans and checked with him. He told us it's not necessary, but as we resisted he pointed us to a little office with the "immigration" sign on it. In order to get there, we pushed our bikes back to the US side of the border, got in the office, filled out the form, paid the fee and got our tourist card. The immigration officer gave us 180 days straight away when he heard that we are cycling 😉
      The rest of the day was up and downhill again, following the Ruta del Vino through the valley de Guadeloupe until we got to our hosts Tomas and Carmen in Ensenada. In front of their house, we saw a sign pointing to Ushuaia for the first time: only 10.693km to go (as the crows fly). We also visited the city centre of Ensenada which is pretty colorful and lively, lots of bars and restaurants full of people dancing and singing on a Sunday afternoon.
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    • Day 124–127

      Regentage in Ensenada

      March 30 in Mexico ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

      Weiterhin stehen immer wieder Alltägliches und weniger Alltägliches an...die regnerischen Tage nutzen wir dafür.

      Wir erledigen die Wäsche, putzen den Camper, machen einen Autoservice (hier kauft man sein eigenes Material wie Öl und Filter, bringt dies dann zum Mech -> Kosten der Arbeiszeit: 40 CHF 😅), Jan tauscht die Batterie in Salome's MacBook aus, wir geniessen das Mexikanische Essen und kleben unseren Sticker an den Camper. Mal sehen wie Erfolgreich wir damit sind...😉

      Wir flicken den rechten Blinker hinten (dafür müssen wir unser Schnecken Haus abstellen). Lustige Geschichte dazu: wir haben auf der Strasse häufig gemerkt, dass die Amerikaner wenig Rücksicht auf uns nahmen (lassen einem nicht die Spur wechseln, schneiden den Weg ab etc). Wir haben grundsätzliche und spannende Diskussionen über Kultur und Fahrstil geführt...bis wir merkten, dass unser Blinker defekt ist...haha...das erklärt die Umstände wohl besser als unsere Hypothesen....😆

      Jetzt geht's weiter in den Süden und auf die Innenseite von Baja California, wo das Meer ruhiger und das Wetter hoffentlich etwas wärmer ist. Dort soll man anscheinend gut fischen können. Jan hat von Matthew eine Fischerrute geschenkt erhalten und wir freuen uns riesig...mal sehen wenn der erste Fisch dran ist! 🤩
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    • Day 4

      Ensenada, Mexico

      January 17, 2023 in Mexico ⋅ 🌧 54 °F

      After one day at sea, we docked at 8:30, but our wine tour starts at 9:30. We left ship as soon as it docked walked slowly toward tour bus.
      Ensanada greeted us with a rainy cold weather, but we got our new rain jacket when we boarded the ship and now we are not afraid of the rain. Plus we saw multiple rainbows.
      We were first for the tour and other four came shortly after that.
      The city itself is not very interesting. After driving through the city, we continued driving through the country side. The further we drove, the more grapevines we saw. There are 150 wineries in that region. Some are small, but few are very large.

      Our first stop was Cetto winery. It is one of the largest in this region. We tasted four wines, some bread, cheese and olives. In addition to grapes they are growing olives and many fruits and vegetables. The climate in this area is similar to some of Italy places.

      The second stop was small, private winery where we also got to taste four wines, three different kind of bread. One is sweet with fruits, one spicy with pepper and one is normal, also more cheese and garlic infused olive oil.

      The whole tour with driving took close to four hours and around 1:10PM we reached the city (actually touristy street) with lots of shops. Since we are not interested in any of these stuff, we walked back toward the ship. After drinking all these wines, I was pretty wasted. We came back on the ship and I fell asleep for few minutes.
      In the evening we are going to Terrace Cafe. The chef is cooking fish.
      Next two days are at see before we arrive to the next port.
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