Cahal Pech Belize

Belize – An English Speaking country in the Caribbean

When I enter a new country I always have a nervous feeling in my stomach. Entering Belize was no different. I'm not sure why, maybe it's the excitement of something new or maybe it's the feeling of being interr...

Tikal – The disappointment of a guided tour

My plan to cycle to Tikal through the remote jungle trails via the ruins of El Zotz was a failure, but it made for a great adventure. I cycled around the stunning Lake Petén Itza and stayed in the small tourist...

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...
Hiking the CDT

CDT Gear Review

CDT Gear Review A complete CDT gear review for my 2016 Thru Hike of the Continental Divide Trail. My base weight was around 6kg (13lb), but this depended on where I was hiking. When hiking in the snows of Colo...

Cave of Swallows

My cycle trip to The Cave of Swallows was inspired by watching documentaries. They have in many ways inspired the journey that I am currently on. Hiking and Cycling the most amazing places on the Planet. Many y...

Cycling Huesteca Jalpan to Xilitla

I'm leaving the Sierra Gorda and cycling the Huesteca region. I didn't want to leave Jalpan. In my previous life I had rare days when I didn't want to go to work. I know I'm not the only one. We all have them f...

Mountain Biking from Pinal to Jalpan

I don't normally like large crowds. I was surrounded by 400 people on mountain bikes. We were Mountain Biking from Pinal to Jalpan. It was an event organised by Dardo4sierragorda.com. The small mountain town of...

Cycling the Sierra Gorda from Xichu to Pinal

Now I'm really cycling the Sierra Gorda. The road leaving Xichu was downhill. It was a dusty dirt road. Several dogs tried their best to protect their stretch of road as I cycled by. None of them bit me. I have...

Hanging out in San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende has been my home for several weeks, more like a home away from home. It's also a home away from home for the estimated 12000 gringos who call this town home. There's a huge ex-pat populati...

Exploring Colorful Guanajuato

Guanajuato, in the colonial heartland of Mexico is a colourful city. It must be a citywide decree that all housing must be painted loud and bright. It's a also a strong university town which might account for t...