Guatemala I

Posted by on May 17, 2018 in Guatemala | No Comments

After only a half an hour drive from San Ignacio, we reached the border to Guatemala. Leaving Belize was a relatively quick process, and entering we got lucky with short lines and zipped through there as well. We met a motorcyclist from Switzerland at the border that was heading north, and then on the road […]

You better Belize it!

Posted by on Apr 28, 2018 in Belize | One Comment

Tucked into the Caribbean Coast between Mexico and Guatemala is the tiny country of Belize. It is officially an english speaking country, though most people have a different mother tounge – Mayan, Spanish, Kriol and many others. But everyone does speak English, and border immigration was all in English which made our two weeks here […]

Yucatán Peninsula

Posted by on Apr 13, 2018 in Mexico | One Comment

Here it is, our final blog post from Mexico! After 5 months and many kilometers, our final adventure was on the Yucatan Peninsula. After our time in the jungles of Chiapas, coming into Yucatan was a bit of shock. Suddenly we were back on the tourist track and finding a lot of tourists and people […]

Chiapas Part III: Mayan Ruins & More Waterfalls

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018 in Mexico | No Comments

From Frontera Corozal, we took an early morning boat with our travel buddies Tyler & Megan to the Mayan ruins of Yaxchilan. The boat is about 45 minutes along a river that forms the border between Mexico and Guatemala. The ride through the jungle was beautiful with morning mists still coming off the water. The […]

Chiapas Part II: Along the Guatemalan border

Posted by on Mar 16, 2018 in Mexico | 2 Comments

Two of the main stops for any overlander or tourist in Chiapas are San Cristobal de las Casas and Palenque. The direct highway that connects the two, 199, has a number of roadblocks set up by the Zapatistas. Though harmless, what we had read led us to think they were just frustrating and possibly expensive […]

Chiapas Part I: Aguacero, Sima de las Cotorras, Cañon del Sumidero and San Cristobal de las Casas

Posted by on Mar 16, 2018 in Mexico | One Comment

Chiapas is a spectacular state in Mexico full of waterfalls, wildlife and Mayan ruins. From the first day we were enamored by the region. Not long after crossing into Chiapas, we were waved over by a friendly guy that saw our Swiss plates and wanted to meet us. He had a truck full of watermelon […]

Estado de Oaxaca

Posted by on Mar 11, 2018 in Mexico | One Comment

Our first stop in the state of Oaxaca was a reserve protecting Green Military Macaws, or Ara Militaris. The birds often return to a canyon in this reserve for the night and it is possible to see them through a guided hike in the late evening. While the hike was hot but beautiful, we only […]

Zona Archeológica de Cantona

Posted by on Mar 11, 2018 in Mexico | No Comments

Cantona is a large and remarkable archaeological site that is much less visited than the other large sites of Mexico. Cantona was a large city with an area of approximately 12 square km and full of many pyramids and ball fields. The most significant feature is that these were all built without plaster or mud […]

Izta, Popo & La Malinche

Posted by on Mar 4, 2018 in Mexico | One Comment

Just outside Mexico City are the two big volcanos Iztaccíhuatl (5230m) and Popocatépetl (5426m), also called Izta and Popo. They are respectively the 3rd and 2nd highest mountains in Mexico. They form a National Park and Izta can be climbed whereas Popo is closed due to volcanic activity. The road leading up to the basecamp […]

Mexico City

Posted by on Mar 1, 2018 in Mexico | No Comments

From Teotihuacán looking towards Mexico City, you see a daunting thick cloud of smog. As you drive through the outskirts of the city, the sky seems to darken a bit as you enter that smog… and we thought, one or two nights will be enough here. But after we got into the center of the city […]

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