Alaska to ArgentinaBelizeBike PackingGuatemala
June 21, 2017

East to Belize: El Remate – San Ignacio

The Mayan Cultural Triangle. This post comes from San Ignacio, Belize, just inside the country from the Guatemala/Belize border. After spending near to a month in Petén, Guatemala's steamy and sparsely populated northern province, we're now going to carve a loops of sorts through Belize. Belize is a tiny nation…
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May 31, 2017

Hiking to El Mirador, Petén

Mayan ruins deep in the Petén Basin. When early aviators, including Charles Lindbergh, made the first flight over the immense Mirador Basin of Petén, Guatemala in the 1930s they were surprised to see clusters of small jungle covered volcanoes jutting above the canopy. The remote ‘volcanoes’ were what is now…
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May 28, 2017

San Cristobal, Mexico – Flores, Guatemala

The Lacandon Jungle and the Frontera Region. This post comes from the shores of Lago Peten Itza where we are currently staying in the tiny village of Flores. After five amazing months mostly in the Sierras of Mexico, we’re now sweating like crazy and adapting to a slighty slower pace…
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May 9, 2017

San Cristobal de las Casas

A Highland Sanctuary. The town of San Cristobal de las Casas sits high in a mountain basin in Mexico’s southern-most state of Chiapas. After the simmering heat of 38 degree days in the lowlands the air here has a welcome freshness to it. It’s an atmospheric place: pine covered ridges…
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May 2, 2017

Mexico: Palomares – San Cristobal

To Chiapas, the long way. We've reached San Cristobal de las Casas; a classic colonial mountain town high in Chiapas. This mountain basin is ringed in pine and fir forest which is a substantial contrast to the steamy forest and jungle through which we have ridden to get here the…
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April 22, 2017

Mexico: Oaxaca to Palomares

Sierra Madre de Oaxaca. Yesterday (April 20) we arrived in the steamy lowlands of southern Oaxaca - a paltry 100 metres above sea level. We're taking a rest day in Palomares - a small highway town sited about smack in the centre of the isthmus of Tehuantepec. That's the skinny…
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April 15, 2017

Mexico: Juxtlahuaca – Oaxaca

Riding against the grain. This post marks something of a breakthrough: it brings this blog properly up-to-date for the first time in about nine months of travel. Instead of reporting on what happened several weeks ago, this post is about what just happened and I'm hoping I can keep it…
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April 14, 2017

Mexico: Malinalco – Juxtlahuaca

La Montaña, Guerrero. We'd reached Malinalco tired, but super satisfied with the previous days of riding and our excursion over the top of Volcan de Toluca. Seeking the path less travelled through Mexico had been working for us well and we wanted to keep the theme going as we continued…
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April 10, 2017

Mexico: Guanajuato – Malinalco

La Mariposa y la Volcan. Guanajuato had been good to us: 10 great days enjoying and exploring the city, with five of those days spent in class studying Spanish. 10 days in one place feels a lot when you're used to being as mobile and transient as we are, so…
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