Guatemala – How not to cross into a country

Guatemala was calling my name. I'm not sure I was listening. It occurred to me that I really didn't want to leave Mexico. I made lame excuses to stay. It was too hot. There might be some rain today. The pool is...
Palenque

Palenque – Ruins in the Jungle

I was looking forward to a rest in Palenque. My sojourn into the jungle left me a little tired. I found a nice campsite outside of town, less than 2km from the famous ruins of Palenque. For about US$15 per day ...

Bonampak – The little visited Mayan site

Bonampak is the smaller and less visited little brother of nearby Yaxchilan and Palenque. That is the charm of the place, the lack of people. It was only about 50km by road to Bonampak from my camp at the villa...

Yaxchilan – The Hidden Jewel in the Mayan Crown

Yaxchilan is one the premier Mayan sites. But the crowds are avoiding this place because it takes a bit of effort to get there. Some guidebooks claim the best way to get there is to charter a light aircraft, ot...
3 years travel

3 Years Traveling

3 Years Traveling Today marks the end of  3 years traveling and the start of my 4th year on the road. What started as a one year sabbatical from my job as a Police Officer to cycle and hike around Tasmania and...

Preparing for the CDT

Preparing for the CDT hike could not have gone much worse. For the last several weeks I suffered the effects of bronchitis. I just couldn't seem to shake it off. I was tired and weak. As a result I was unable t...
Bucarelli

Cycling to Bucarelli

Cycling to Bucarelli was the highlight of my last couple of weeks on the bicycle. I've completed a lovely 950km circuit of the Huesteca and Sierra Gorda region of Mexico. And visited some of the most amazing pl...

Waterfalls of the Huesteca

The waterfalls of the Huesteca are numerous. Places like Tamul falls, Puente de Dios, Tamasopo falls and more. I was faced with the hard decision of which waterfalls not to visit. A look at the map revealed tha...

Cycling From San Miguel to Xichu

Xichu, a remote pueblo in the heart of the Sierra Gorda is the destination. Cycling from San Miguel to Xichu I was joined by Gareth and Jean from ElPedalero. We all have a similar route we want to take through ...