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October 3, 2018

My transports stories from Mexico!

Back from another wonderful trip to Mexico lindo y querido! This was 11 days trip and lots of things to tell ,but one at a time ok. The weather there was cool nice sometimes rainy in Mexico city and very hot humid in Merida, Yucatan.

As I do ,there is always those public transports ups and down that I tend to laid aside but after a while they can be annoying so start ranting about them lol! This time there was a few, and here they are.

My trip started at home driving to the Nantes Atlantique airport which is in Bouguenais but normally call the Nantes airport. This is a smallish airport but very convenient and clean. I parked in covered parking as I bring my own car, and its easy in and out. The trip takes me about 1h30 from home on the N165, and usually no traffic unless come in at rush hour which I avoid. More on the airport here: Nantes Atlantique airport

I have my usual Air France trip to Paris CDG or sometimes Amsterdam or Madrid for connections, this time it was to be Amsterdam Schiphol airport but last minute flight was cancelled and they automatically rerouted me thru CDG.  This again is at Roissy-en-France dept 95 Val d’Oise but normally referred to as the Paris airport. The trip had hardly any time difference. Here at CDG landed at T2 F and transfer to my connection with Aeromexico airlines on T2 E satellite L . Paris airport webpage here: Paris CDG terminal layouts

The Aeroméxico link is here: Aeromexico airline

I am so used to CDG by now is like walking in the park, very used to it. The connection here was with Aeroméxico to Benito Juarez international airport in Mexico city (DF). This flight took almost 11 hrs on a business economy seat, the best was arriving Sunday went straight to my hotel (see entry on hotels and restaurants in another post). The airport webpage is here: Mexico airport airline terminals

The view from the office:

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I landed on Mexico city airport on terminal 2 and my driver was waiting in terminal 1 which was the original destination but since change from AF to aeromexico now was at terminal 2. There is about 30 minutes delay to come get me at T1. From there to Hotel and that was a nice ride.

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As I had a nice weekend end of September to do something extra and know that I have family living in Merida, Yucatàn for several years now took the opportunity for a visit. Online got me a ticket on Interjet airlines of Mexico. Their webpage here: Interjet airlines

The flight took off from terminal 1 at Mexico airport to Merida international airport for an easy landing and getting out. The airport webpage is here: Merida airport Asur main page: Official Merida airport site

Here the flight was easy and comfortable and had my cousin waiting for me at the airport to take me to her house. I had the inmense pleasure of seeing cousins and aunt that had not seen in person for several years, and we all had a great time. I was able to finally go out into some shopping and restaurants as well as eating a real meal at a home away from home!

The trip back was on Interjet as well landing at Terminal 1 in Mexico city by 15h30. Here was just a transfer to my international flight back to France on same terminal with Air France. The Air France link is here: Air France

The return trip was less than 10 hours landing at CDG on T2E satellite L and moving easily with time to eat and spare to terminal 2 F to get my flight to Nantes from gate F41 on Air France as well. Landing at Nantes by 19h10 and then over to the covered parking for my car, waiting nicely !

The drive back as it was just after rush hour was easy with no major traffic , flawless on the N165 reaching home by 20h30! And another trip done and another trip to Mexico done! with the added bonus that this time was able to see my family!!!

Now sifting thru the photos and momentos to get done by this Saturday I hope as on Sunday going out again for another trip, shorter of 3 days. And ,of course, catching up on the post and paperwork and work emails yikes!

Ok these have not taken in a long while ,the metrobus of Mexico but worth a try !

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And even thus this time did not drive, I was driven, by car well traffic is bad but you can still know the locals how to avoid it as much as possible and with flexible hours its ok.

 

You stay tune, as there is more to come on the travels of me, the magician ::) And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

 

 

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