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Guatemala Travel

Guatemala (part 1): Atitlan and Antigua

By on Wednesday May 23rd, 2018

A rainy start in Guatemala
The first raindrops fall when I’m about to checkout at my hotel in Paso Hondo. At first it’s a very gentle rain but it quickly transforms into a steady and decent rain shower which wouldn’t make any pleasure to cycle through. So I decide to…


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+++ Route information updated +++

By on Wednesday May 23rd, 2018

Unfortunately not a new story of my experiences in Central America, but I’ve spent almost a full day to rework the route page. You can now comprehend my journey on a map and see all the places where I stopped for the night. You can even see some statistical…


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Quick Updates

+++ Already half way through Costa Rica +++

By on Friday May 18th, 2018

It’s been a while since my last update and also this is just a very short one to let you all know that I’m still doing fine and already reached beautiful Costa Rica. I got visited by my friend Tielko and we explored the areas around Monteverde and La…


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Mexico Quick Updates Travel

+++ The Ruta Maya – from Palenque to the border of Guatemala +++

By on Friday April 27th, 2018

Palenque was my last big highlight in Mexico. Originally I also wanted to cycle the Yucatan peninsula. But as I already spend more time in Mexico than initially planned I decided to skip this part. Instead I took the Ruta Maya from Palenque which follows the Guatemalan border. There…


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+++ from San Cristobal to Palenque +++

By on Sunday April 8th, 2018

When I leave San Cristobal it’s already noon. Since Mexico also switched to daylight savings time the last weekend I still have more than seven hours of daylight. I have planned to reach Palenque within three days and want to stop tonight in Tonina. It’s a little town close…


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+++ no tengo dineros – I got robbed +++

By on Thursday April 5th, 2018

Many times I was asked wether I already encountered a dangerous situation during my travels. And a o far I had been lucky – until yesterday. I was on an dirt-road and close to get back on highway MEX199 which leads to Palenque when I got stopped by a…


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+++ from Barra de la Cruz to San Cristobal de las Casas +++

By on Wednesday April 4th, 2018

After i stayed two full days in Barra de la Cruz relaxing and reading books it was finally time to ride up to San Cristobal de las Casas. I reached here on Saturday before Easter. I enjoyed staying here for four nights and now I feel ready for my…


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+++ Back on the road +++

By on Sunday March 25th, 2018

After almost four weeks where I only moved my bike between La Punta and Zicatella (less than 5 km) I finally continued my journey on March 22nd. In the morning I go once more to the surf school to say goodbye to the instructors who tried to teach who…


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+++ still in Puerto Escondido +++

By on Thursday March 22nd, 2018

It’s the 23rd of February when I arrived first in Puerto Escondido and now, more than three weeks later I’m still here.

The next day after my arrival in Puerto Escondido is my 38th birthday. It’s the first time I can remember, that I’m celebrating my birthday away from home…


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+++ a tough ride to Puerto Escondido +++

By on Thursday March 1st, 2018

When I leave Puebla it’s still more than 620km to Puerto Escondido and some mountains in between that I need to pass. I have calculated 6 days for this knowing that it will be a challenge. But since the past weeks were rather relaxing with a lot of rest…

Martijn
Riding my bike through the Americas.

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