Volcan Atitlan: Majestic views from atop a steaming volcano

After crossing the heavily-armed border into Guatemala I continued on by bus to Hueheutenago and Quetzaltinango, stately colonial-style towns, and onward to Lago Atitlan. The 11,600 ft Volcan Atitlan dominated the landscape. Ran into some people planning to climb to the top…

13 – 17 January: Into the tropical lowlands and the Mar Caribe

After a great time in Panahachel, I stayed a few days in Guatemala City where I took care of business – mostly visas for further south. Then I got on my bike again and headed out of the mountains down into the lush Rio Motagua valley and Quiriqua 13 Enero, Jueves                                Quirigua I woke upContinue reading “13 – 17 January: Into the tropical lowlands and the Mar Caribe”

18 – 20 January – Rio Motagua

18 Enero, Martes                                                       Brisas del Motagua, Honduras Only I, with my adventuresome spirit (or stupidity) would attempt such an expedition and, only I, with my fabled good luck, might pull such a stunt off. Got up early at the hotel and walked over to the airport to see my friends off on their flight toContinue reading “18 – 20 January – Rio Motagua”

3 – 7 December – El Diablo del Sol

Riding across the Yucatan from Escarcega to Paleque 3 Deciembre, Sabado            Xpuhil, Yucatan Up very early to go to El Mercado. Bought some oranges and tangerines. Ate some really delicious meat tacos at a little stall. Then to the Panadaria for some pan dulce. I walked over to the Jugos Caribe for a very goodContinue reading “3 – 7 December – El Diablo del Sol”