Chillin in Chile

We had made it through the heat and commotion in Central America, managed to ship our bikes from Panama to Colombia, endured the elevation and rain in Peru, ridden through Bolivia, the poorest country in Latin America, struggled in the mud and frozen our butts off in the Andean Altiplano, and finally we had made …

Altiplano adventure

Before entering Bolivia we knew that this was probably going to be the toughest part of our Pan-American journey. Bolivia is very poor and underdeveloped and the part we would go through, the Altiplano, has limited infrastructure. The Altiplano is a large area where the Andes are widest. It stretches from southeast Peru to northwest Argentina and …

In Colombia with a new travel partner

On December 6th we headed for the Tocumen Airport in Panama City to fly to Bogota in Colombia. This was a new chapter in our journey from Alaska to Argentina. Hard to believe that we had already done the entire North and Central America. Before we started the journey I had so many fears about …

Panama

We spend the last day in Costa Rica in a nice hotel in Ciudad Neily trying to dry our stuff since pretty much everything was soaked after riding in heavy rain. We needed to be on top of things for the border crossing to Panama. If anything would go wrong here it could screw things up …

Pura Vida – Costa Rica

We arrived in Costa Rica on November 23rd late in the afternoon and headed directly for the bay west of La Cruz. We were looking for a hotel, but when we found this sweet beach we decided to camp. We missed camping a lot and enjoyed the peaceful beach, the stars and the campfire. We …

Central America Border Hopping

In the morning November 18th before we could leave for the our next border crossing from El Salvador to Honduras at El Amatillo, Lars needed to fix his clutch cable. We had breakfast and realized that the Austrian couple Elisabeth & Walther we met two nights before was also at the same hotel, staying in the parking lot …

El Salvador – nos gusta!

We got up early on November 16th to prepare for our 6th border crossing from Guatemala to El Salvador. We dove into the lavish breakfast buffet at the hotel and did some bike maintenance. The previous evening I discovered that the screw that holds my air filter had come loose and the entire air intake was black with dirt! Not good …

Guatemala

We spent our last night in Mexico in Comitán de Domínguez before we crossed the border to Guatemala. On our way to Comitan we passed beautiful countryside with small fields and livestock and people everywhere. Stopped at a delicious fruit stall with pretty indigenous girls. Found a nice little hotel in Comitan with space for the bikes. …

Pueblos Mágicos

We left Guadalajara on Oct 30th and headed for our second Pueblo Magico; Patzcuaro. An old town by Patzcuaro lake dating back to 1320. We rode into the mountains through beautiful pine forests and through small villages. Everywhere people are preparing for Dia De Muertos (Day of the Dead on Nov. 2nd) and it intensifies …

México mi corazón

When we made it out of Barranca Del Cobre (Copper Canyon) we were both extremely tired. We rode into the nearest city Choix to find a hotel. We went around for a while and asked a few people before we found a place. It looked somewhat shabby, but the sheets were clean, there was a …