A Fork In The Road

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 THE DECISION Over the last few months we’ve zig-zagged our way south on our bicycles through the United States, Mexico, the countries of Central America and finally over the  Panama Canal separating North and South America. This thin ribbon of land between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans is a major hub of world travel as ships, […]

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The Three Amigos Of Costa Rica

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THE GRAND TOUR As is the norm, every country we travel has no shortage of interesting and welcoming people.  Along with all of it’s natural beauty, Costa Rica was no exception. The ‘Three Amigo’s of Costa Rica’ did not know each other, yet they worked together in making our journey through their country one that […]

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Nicaragua

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THE LAND OF VOLCANOS From the moment we entered Nicaragua to the day we left, there were volcanos on the horizons. We spent the whole of our first day in the country circling around the base of Volcan San Cristobal in route to Leon.   A volcano in your back yard is just a normal […]

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The Lands Of Happy People

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SMILE…THIS IS EL SALVADOR AND HONDURAS As we exit Guatemala and push into El Salvador and Honduras, we are unexpectedly surprised at how noticeably happy and friendly the people are towards us and one another. Laughter and joy seem to fill the air and you can’t help but join in. It’s like a ‘happy germ’ […]

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Two Wheeling Through Guatemala

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THE MILES ROLL ON With Belize in the rear view mirror, we set our sights forward to Guatemala. After standing around in a few lines, assuring the right immigration officials that we are who we claimed to be, and bartering with the money changers for the best rate; we are off.   THEY DRANK THE […]

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A Blitz Through Belize

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A NEW DAY BEGINS   Crossing from Mexico into Belize was pretty much a breeze. In the chaos, we got yelled at a couple of times for being in the wrong spot. The Mexican Border tried to slap on some extra official sounding exiting fees which we knew were not necessary; therefore refused to pay […]

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Adiós Mexico

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IT’S A BIG WORLD If you really want to learn more about the world and meet some interesting people at the same time, go hang out at a hostel for awhile. That’s where we met Yuri who has traveled to 155 countries so far and hopes to get to every country in the world. That’s […]

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Ancient Paths

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PALENQUE Located deep in the heart of a tropical jungle, the ancient Mayan pre-Hispanic city of Palenque is one of the most spectacular and stunning places we have ever seen. We arrived early and started hiking while the warm jungle mist was giving way to the morning sun. Long beams of golden light broke through […]

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Keeping It Simple

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PLEASE DON’T GO. Our days off the bikes in Catemaco flew by so fast and soon we were stuffing gear into panniers, slapping on sunscreen while eating bananas and checking the map one last time to make sure we head off in the right direction. As we prepare to leave places, we are often asked […]

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It’s A Jungle Out There

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SAY CHEESE We are flying a Canadian flag on each of the bikes. This seems to gather a lot of attention as we trek on across Mexico. Every day we are being stopped and asked if our pictures can be taken. We say “Sí”, and then they hop in throwing their arms across our shoulders […]

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