I didn't really know what I was going to do with myself next. I went to the bus station without really having a destination set and settled on Tapachula, Mexico. I arrived mid afternoon. This was my second time in Tapachula, but I didn't leave the bus station the first time. The character of the city changes once you get to the square; outside of that small area, it feels quite dirty and unpleasant, but inside is quite different. There were several bands playing the night that I stayed there.
I arrived looking for my place to hang out and hunt for work. Tapachula clearly wasn't my big stop. I made plans to leave town after one day. It was easy to find buses that headed to Arriaga. Not that I knew anything about Arriaga, but I found it on the map and it was on the way to Oaxaca and near the coast.
It was strange adjusting to being back on the road. I stayed at a $5 hotel that didn't have bugs or hot water.