Guatemala! Yet another country I’ve been warned against, this time because thieves will steel everything I have and perhaps kill me along the way. I’m sensing a pattern here in being warned away from countries….

In the morning, I find another problem with the bike: A latch has broken on my right-side pelican case. I . . . → Read More: Reunion

Broken … Again!

Before leaving Belize, I have one more stop: The Caracol ruins. Remember that really horrible road I mentioned getting to the Barton Creek Outpost? One must travel about 60 km of that each direction to visit the ruins!

Caracol was once the capital of the Mayan empire. I’m certain it was an amazing city once, . . . → Read More: Broken … Again!

Belize: Final Thoughts

As with Mexico, Belize was not what I expected. I was told by many that it is not worth visiting Belize because there is not much interesting to see. As with Mexico and safety, all I can say is that those people have never been here. The Lamanai ruins are fantastic, though admittedly a far . . . → Read More: Belize: Final Thoughts

A Green Christmas

Looking around for a place for the holidays I stumbled upon an interesting possibility: The Barton Creek Outpost. This is a rustic hostel in the middle of the jungle, but with great reviews and, theoretically, a feast on Christmas Day. It is described as a place you intend to visit for a day and stay . . . → Read More: A Green Christmas

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to everyone!

I am at a wonderful campground/hostel in the jungle of western Belize (Barton Creek Outpost). It is an amazing location, but a strange thought that I am here for Christmas, a holiday I normally associate with cold weather, snow and family. But there are lots of travelers here for the holiday . . . → Read More: Merry Christmas!

New keyboard – More or Less

I got tired of not having a usable computer, mostly because all my assumptions about the various electronics I am carrying rely on that computer. So I bought a cheap full-sized keyboard to carry around until I can repair the laptop.

Posts will resume sometime in the next few days.


It was quite a surprise to reach Belize and find that English is the national language. I thought I had gotten to the point where I more or less accepted what comes, but for some reason speaking my own native language was suddenly very odd!

I end up at the Crooked Tree Lodge, in the . . . → Read More: Belize

The Truth of Mexico

Looking back at my blog posts, I see I spent a bit less than two months in Mexico and covered somewhere around 7,000 kilometers. I’ve mentioned before the odd way time stretches and contracts as I travel, but this time there is no question: I find it hard to believe such a short time has . . . → Read More: The Truth of Mexico

Cancun is an Infectious Disease

I have heard more about Tulum than any other set of ruins. Small but amazing is the universal comment. So I drop by to see if what I heard is true. Can’t be worse than Chichen Itza, after all!

I have to stop saying things like that….

Tulum was once a fantastic location, but now . . . → Read More: Cancun is an Infectious Disease

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza is near the top of my list of Things To See In The World. It is arguably the most famous of the Mayan ruins. One of the wonders of the ancient world. I have traveled hundreds of miles out of my way just to visit Chichen Itza.

Biggest mistake of the entire trip.

. . . → Read More: Chichen Itza