Excessive UV exposure in Puerto!

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Playa Carrizalillo... nice huh!
So we didn´t get the first bus we wanted to puerto, but instead had to wait a couple of hours which was all good as we got to see the zocolo (square) in Oaxaca without the protesting teachers that were there the days before...

...the bus ride was fairly hectic. Mexico roads have a ways to come.... a 200km journey took 7 hours! the whole way there were either speed bumps (tope) or an extremely winding road!!!  oh well... we made it in the end...

we had already arranged to stay at a friends hostel of the last hostel we stayed at (does that make sense?).... which is pretty cool. there is a pool, big rooms, and a pretty good vibe. WE met some aussie guys and english girls all staying at the same hostel, and had an evening filled with scrabble and cards.
more playa carrazilillo
.. quite fun!

the next day we explored puerto..... headed to zicatela for a bit to eat. food was mediocre, but the surf was massive! heavy, heavy 8ft wave. only one person out surfing, more just on body boards... still getting smashed though. Then we headed to playa carrazalillo.... a neat little cove, lined with little huts... there was no-one there when we arrived at midday... but soon filled up about 2pm... it seems people really do like to sleep in around here!

we rented some surfboards, and for the most of the time, did nothing but float around on them.... waiting.... waiting.... for the sets to come through. when they came, it wasn´t a bad wave. Was a bit dissapointed in myself when i got seriously burnt.... not cool. sshouldn´t have floated in the water for so damn long!!! it´s just such a nice temp!!!!

that night we headed down to zicatela for some sheisha (yuk), and a bite to eat..... it was here that i was to get a harsh lesson in consuming in mexico... the next day, was feeling a little crook... but in the afternoon, it really set in. Montezuma´s revenge got me a beauty!!! so that led toa quiet night, and still feeling a little crook.

will take it easy today and tomorrow, before heading down to zipolite.... another small beach down an hour down the road!!!!
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Playa Carrizalillo... nice huh!
Playa Carrizalillo... nice huh!
more playa carrazilillo
more playa carrazilillo
chilling out at zicatela
chilling out at zicatela
puerto sunset
puerto sunset