Waking up in Catemaco, we’re pretty ready to get this show on the road. It was a great little town and we’re glad we stopped off, but our next destination is high on the “wander list” and we are excited to explore it. We’ve decided to slow things down and spend a couple of days in San Cristobal; unfortunately travel isn’t free and Tyler needs to get some work done.
We were sad to leave San Miguel but the city of Puebla was next on the list and we wanted to make good time. We’d been told Mexico City traffic could take hours and even though our route took us around the city, we had no way of knowing how far out the congestion extended.
From San Luis Potosi, we head back to Highway 57. Simply drive south for 50 miles, then west for about 40 miles of farmland and HOLA San Miguel. The drive was easy, $0 on tolls and almost exactly two hours. We noticed toll road 57 got a little less smooth (more potholes to watch out for) but still in perfectly cruise-able condition.
We're currently relaxing in the lovely town of San Luis Potosi at the Ankara Hotel after our drive from Monterrey, Mexico via toll road MEX-57. Let's start by saying, it's possible we've been a little overly cautious so far (watching the news and frequently reading U.S. advisory reports leading up to a road trip across Mexico will do that to you).
Our Mexican border crossing was pleasantly uneventful. Based on this helpful border traffic report we wanted to be sure and avoid high-traffic times close to mid-week (which is really anytime between Tuesday and Thursday). Keep in mind this was our first border crossing EVER (by car) so we planned to leave early and allow PLENTY of time.