Culiacan, Mexico

Posted in personal, photo essays by Kevin Vu on September 29, 2008

kids wondering about our bike trip. los mochis, mexico.

we’ve made our way slowly from pueblo to pueblo, town to town. it been exhausting, energizing, hot, sweaty, and thrilling. we slept on the beach the past two days where we there were definitely some characters. it wasnt exactly the safest beach, at least one that i normally wouldnt go to, but these guys know what they’re doing and i trust them whole-heartedly. i’ve learned from sleeping on the beach that i’m the equivalent to a mexican pinata in the life of a mosquito. i have at least 60 bites all over my body. it’s as if i had chicken pox all over again. i wore long sleeves, shoes, and sprayed myself like no other w/ mosquito repellent. none to any avail however. so i’m a bit paranoid of mosquitoes as of right now. my new pet peeve is the sound they make when they’re by your ear…buzzzzzzz. i hate it!!!!!

we’ve had an amazing time so far. these guys pedal about 130 miles each day in the blazing sun of the desert. i follow behind in the truck. the scenery has been gorgeous and i’ve been able to get into places that i would have never gotten into had i not known these guys. they are all so very kind and generous and are letting me pay for very little. so i have to give them money anyway i can, sometimes in the form beers.

we will be heading to mazatlan tomorrow. hopefully it wont rain tomorrow because it started raining right when we got into our hotel. usually i’m pretty cool about camping, but now, mosquitoes just freak me out. so i am loving the air-conditioned rooms of the hotels. and they are very cheap as well.

our plan is to end in mexico d.f. by the 11th, where i will leave them and head to san miguel de allende where i start my job w/ the workshops again. once that is done, lauren will be flying down to meet me and we will be backpacking back up to california. so these past months have been excruciatingly fun and busy and i am loving every minute of it!


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  1. sarah said, on September 29, 2008 at 5:34 am

    love it vu!!!!!! so glad it is working out and that carlos and crew are taking care of you. give a shout when you can!

  2. Leo Castro said, on September 29, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    Hang in there Kevin, when you reach the Tepeyac, you’ll be happy that the trip is over, however you will feel complete bliss from the experience. Again, thanks for all the images that a lot of our family are enjoying. I don’t know exactly how many of us we are, but I can bet it’s more than the mosquito bites! Live Strong!

  3. Veronic Lopez said, on October 5, 2008 at 2:51 am

    oh!!! Your work is very Amazing!!!

    I Know this persons!!!

    I Live in The pintas with the doctor Juan and his family!!!

    This adventure is very Interesting for me!!!

    I couldn´t go with they!!!

    But this magical experience is for me!!!

    I wait to continue possessing these so beautiful works for my!!!

    If you have more pictures about this travel, Do not hesitate to send them me, my e-mail is!!!

    For your attention thank you!!!

    See you later!!!

    Bye one kiss for you!!!

    how you visit to the Pintas???

    is a magical town!!!

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