After sailing for approx. 18 hours, the ferry arrived at Mazatlan, main land Mexico. By 11.30am, I had already exited the ferry and trailed behind Mario’s small truck. Mario bought me an awesome seafood lunch. I tasted the famous cerviche (raw seafood in lemon and tomatoes), fried fish and tortilla with shrimp. It was delicious. Then we continued on our way. I had to pay tolls 5 times. It is funny that the system in Mexico is you pay a toll and after a few kms., you have to pay a toll again. It was not like in Malaysia and many other countries that you get your toll card upon entering the highway, and paid the toll when exiting. It was almost dark when I reached Tepic and said good-bye to Mario, with the promise to meet again some day. I found my hosts house without any problem. My host, Pablo was down with dengue fever but he offered his place for me to stay. How kind. Pablo shared his Central and South America riding stories and tips with me. His lovely beautiful wife, Gabriela brought me to her kindergarten. The kids were excited to see me. The staff were busy preparing for the Celebration for the Dead. This celebration was popular in Mexico and quite similar to Halloween.