One of my friend drop me an email regarding the last blog post, he can’t believe that there is a country which simply refused to let me in. His advice is; ‘through away your passport get in the countries and keep on and on’. He is a cyclist and still he has his passport so I just ask him to start and I’ll follow, I’m not sure what others think?
Brazil it big, the state of Amazon it has the same size of Congo, n Manaus when I study maps to see my alternative I saw myself small just like a bug. I was stuck; the only means to get out was by air. I realize how remote I was when I saw the flight ticket, it coast more than the flight from Africa to South America.
Thanks to Howard Fredrick for tireless effort to get me out there. Everything was ready but probably some time you will never be ready. With everything parked I tax to airport at 01 am at the airport the air line attendant refused to let me fly for only one reason which also isn’t strong ‘on ward ticket’. Yes, I have bike ‘No we need ticket’. The requirement for me to get Mexican visa is to have USA visa, I talked with consulate and I show them the official government page but northing made change. Only ticket or latter with stump. Now I have to tax back to the city, It was long day without a sleep. Next morning I went to the consulate again, he was surprise to see me again. The case become complicated even for himself, we didn’t reached the conclusion. So to let me go he said he will do the best and he will call me, he called in the evening and information was the same so I need to get ticket that was only alternative remain. Howard manages to get one Nogales-Tucson, just a border cross. I wasn’t sure it could work as no one wanted to insure me till last minutes; it was like waiting important judgment in you are life. Thanks to everyone who writes, those words were so important, thanks to Lucy Heines for being around.
Sunday morning we tax to the airport with Lucy, the ticket works but again I had to pay for the size of bike box and overweight language. I should I admit I hate flying, seem like it is not for person like me!
I went through check in that was only one success federal police was another one waiting me. I overstayed for 14 days and I was prepared to pay fine but not till I was told my valid visa was only 6 days which I got from consul. The consulate in La Paz said it can be extended by federal police and that is what happened federal police extend it the day I inter the country, now I’m told that is wrong and I have to pay for all those days. They refused to listen to me said that I’m arguing with them, I was total confused. I have flight within one hour, to solve this will require me to stay again may be longer than I can think. It seem like now I have also to study the law and regulation of countries beforehand!
I arrived in Mexico City at 01 pm, tax to the city coast $30 and still they don’t wanna carry my bike and language instead they give me suggestion. I thought I had good suggestion ‘assemble my bike and cycle’. The city is huge and busy but now I’m daring enough to fight my way with traffic. Probably Mexican are worse with direction than any county I visited so far , it took me 3hrs to wonder around at last find the hotel I was recommended is out of service.
So far I find out Mexican love food and eating, they have got the variety. Got food and map but can’t find Kerosene/benzene for stove yet but any ways tomorrow morning I’m back on the road heading north through west coast.