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I arrived in Santa Ana, El Salvador pretty late in the evening today (writing on Friday).  We shall call it just dusk.  I did a few laps of what seem to be downtown hoping to get my bearings and happened to pull over in front of a hotel to check the Lonely Planet book.  Santa […]

A little surprise today.

A little surprise today.

So I have just returned from my Mexican dinner.  What was different about this dinner is that I wore full motorcycle gear substituting the helmet for a large brim hat.  Why is this you ask?  Well…to keep the volcanic ash at bay.  That’s right.  The streets are black.  My bike is covered and people are […]

Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua, Guatemala

I am currently sitting in a very cosy hostel in Antigua, Guatemala.  I ran into an ex-pat who operates a cafe/motorcycle tour place (as in riding up volcanoes) who refered me here.  It was much appreciated advice as I was going in circles trying to find a place but parking was an issue.  One woman […]

Onwards to Guatamala

Onwards to Guatamala

[Sunday] I feel that there is some sort of irony here.  I am sitting a pretty fine hotel room in the state of Chiapas, perhaps the poorest, in a border town called Tapachula.  Never had I dreamed that my foray into Chiapas would be from this vantage point.  For many, the name Chiapas, brings up […]

2010.05.21 So here I am in Pinotepa Nacional in Oaxaca.  So far it seems like a nice city.  I am pleasantly surprised.  I have left the coastal area for small mountains and ranches again.  I wasn’t sure what I was going to run into.  Pinotepa has a beach town feel to it, and it may […]

We have surf…

We have surf…

Today (Wednesday) was a pretty great day.  I made great time as well.  While this is not the object of this trip, I was hoping to get to the coast.  And to the coast I did get.  That said, today was definitely the most dynamic of days.  I have seen ranches, small canyons, twisties in […]

I’m going to go coastal

I’m going to go coastal

Today was a fine day.  Nothing really to gripe about.  And I crossed the Tropic of Cancer.  I started my day as early as possible at Ciber Ciber in Sombrerete with a little internetting and chat.  Luckily the lady came by early.  I hadn’t realized that I was in GMT-5 again.  Luckily, as well, that […]

In to the void…

In to the void…

I didn’t think this solo traveling business would be easy or always fun.  This has proven correct.  There have been a number of challenging situations.  I guess this is “grist for the mill”. Speaking of which, I am wondering if I am going to find any Mexican beer that suits my palette.  You heard it […]

Ruta de la Sierra

Ruta de la Sierra

I am beat today.  I am following the route mapped out by my friend Tyson and I one fateful night at Bar Volo in Toronto.  I had no fore knowledge that I would spend most of today and probably most of tomorrow riding crazy ass mountain roads.  I would say that well over half of […]