CARRETERAS 135 AND 190 FROM OAXACA TO TAXCO
In early March of `07, my friend Paul Simon, and I, drove Oaxaca to Taxco.
We had several maps, none of which were completely accurate.
Consequently, we missed the turn, somewhere around Cuernavaca.
Just short of Mexico D. F. we turned back to Cuernavaca then found the right road to take us West to Taxco
If we had taken the highway from Oaxaca to Mexico City we, probably, would have saved ourselves a couple of hours of driving.
On the other hand, we would have missed some lovely scenery and the opportunity to make some new friends.
This page was going to be just a few pictures of that trip.
I have expanded it to include highway signs that I have seen through our journey.
If I have failed to interpret, or incorrectly interpreted, any of them. Please write to me with a correction.
In some cases, misinterpretation could result in a fine, accident, or death.
Correct interpretation can make for a more enjoyable trip.
However, trying to interpret them does give one something to do and to talk about with fellow passengers.
CASETA DE COBRO - TOLL BOOTH
PREPARE SU CUOTA - GET YOUR MONEY READY
Just past the toll booth was a service station, snack stand, washrooms and a lovely tree.
ALWAYS BY THEMSELVES, THESE LOVELY JACARANDA TREES CAN BE FOUND IN THE LONELIEST OF PLACES
MEXICO D. F. - MEXICO DISTRITO FEDERAL - UNLIKE `WASHINGTON D. C.' WHERE DC IS THE AREA SURROUNDING THE CITY, DF IS, LIKE SHANGHAI, AN ALL ENCOMPASSING GOVERNMENT BODY WHICH AMALGAMATES WITH THE CITY GOVERNMENT AND SPREADS THEIR JOINT AUTHORITY OVER LOCAL SUBURBS AND MUNICIPALITIES
TYPICAL OF TOLL ROADS, EVERYWHERE,
ONCE YOU PASS THE TOLL BOOTH THE ROAD DETERIORATES
NO REBASE CON RAYA CONTINUA - NO PASSING ON SOLID LINE
PELIGRO ZONA DE DERRUMBES - DANGER FALLING ROCK
DISMINUYA SU VELOCIDAD - REDUCE SPEED
CONCEDA CAMBIO DE LUCES - DIM YOUR LIGHTS
CONSERVE LIMPIA LA CARRERTERA
PRESERVE THE CLEANLINESS OF THE HIGHWAY
I DIDN'T CATCH THE NAME OF THIS TOWN
MANEJE CON PRECAUCION - DRIVE CAREFULLY
GRACIAS POR USAR CINTURON DE SEGURADAD
THANK YOU FOR USING YOUR ASHTRAY
(TONGUE IN CHEEK AS THE SIGN IS OVER AN AREA
THAT WAS BURNED BY A CARELESS CIGARETTE)
CURVA PELIGROSA - DANGEROUS CORNER
NO TIRE BASURA EL QUE LO HAGA SERA CONSIGNADO - DON'T DUMP YOUR GARBAGE HERE
RESPETE LAS SENALES - OBEY THE SIGNS
VEHICLES CARRYING LIVESTOCK, REPORT FOR INSPECTION
TERMINA OAXACA PRINCIPIA PUEBLA
LEAVING THE STATE OF OAXACA,
ENTERING THE STATE OF PUEBLA
NOTE; THE TALL, PINK, CHURCH ON THE HILL
A BLUE CHURCH IN TOWN, THE PINK ONE IN THE DISTANCE.
THIS SMALL TOWN HAD 5 SIMILAR CHURCHES
EACH A DIFFERENT COLOUR
NO MALTRATE LAS SENALES
DON'T MISTREAT THE SIGNS
TOPE - SPEED BUMP
REDUCTOR - SPEED BUMP
TAKE THE FIRST TURN TO THE EAST
PROBABLY THE ONLY ONE IN THIS LITTLE BARRIO
GOOD PRICES - EXCELLENT CUISINE
FANTASTIC SERVICE - INDOOR OR OUTDOOR SEATING
NO DE JE PIEDRAS SOBRE EL PAVIMENTO
NO STONES ON THE PAVEMENT
CONSERVA LOS PROXIMOS EL GOBIENRO DEL CAMBIO CUMPLIO
COURTESY OF THE GOVERNOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS
THESE BUILDINGS, AND THE TOWN, SEEMED TO BE DESERTED
TERMINA PUEBLA PRINCIPIA MORELOS
LEAVING THE STATE OF PUEBLA, ENTERING THE STATE OF MORELOS
SOMEONE WENT TO A LOT OF WORK
TO SQUARE OFF THE SIDES OF THE ARROYO
THESE TRUCKS FOLLOWED US FOR A LONG WAY
WE WERE GOING TOO FAST FOR THEM TO PASS US
ON THE NARROW WINDING ROAD
TERMINA MORELOS PRINCIPIA MEXICO
LEAVING THE STATE OF MORELOS
ENTERING THE STATE OF MEXICO
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