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Day Twelve: San Ignacio, Belize – Placencia, Belize
Thursday, 19 Feb, 2009 – 17:09 | No Comment
Day Twelve: San Ignacio, Belize – Placencia, Belize

Day Twelve
San Ignacio, Belize – Placencia, Belize
105 miles
While at the border the previous day a local Belizean asked me where I was heading. I told him I was going to Hopkins. He looked surprised and …

Day Eleven: Tikal, Guatemala – San Ignacio, Belize
Thursday, 19 Feb, 2009 – 17:08 | No Comment
Day Eleven: Tikal, Guatemala – San Ignacio, Belize

Day Eleven
Tikal, Guatemala – San Ignacio, Belize
110 miles
While in Copan, I stayed up late with a couple of Italian guys talking about politics, the workforce, traveling of course and drinking wine. One of then told …

Day Ten: Copan, Honduras – Tikal, Guatemala
Thursday, 19 Feb, 2009 – 17:06 | No Comment
Day Ten: Copan, Honduras – Tikal, Guatemala

Day Ten
Copan, Honduras – Tikal, Guatemala
315 miles
Breakfast was awesome. It even included fried plantains which Lloyd tried for the first time. The courtyard was lush and the service great as always.
A Copan archeological site was …

Day Nine: Antigua, Guatemala – Copan, Honduras
Thursday, 19 Feb, 2009 – 17:05 | No Comment
Day Nine: Antigua, Guatemala – Copan, Honduras

Day Nine
Antigua, Guatemala – Copan, Honduras
155 miles
Breakfast was included with the room and it was great. I had two huge cups of coffee and milk. The problem was that I don’t drink either one.
Several months …

Day Eight: San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico – Antigua, Guatemala
Thursday, 19 Feb, 2009 – 17:04 | No Comment
Day Eight: San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico – Antigua, Guatemala

Day Eight
San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico – Antigua, Guatemala
269 miles
After scouting for a breakfast place we ended up eating right across the hostel. The restaurant had a gorgeous courtyard with many trees and flowers.
I …

Day Seven: Bonampak, Mexico – San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
Thursday, 19 Feb, 2009 – 17:02 | No Comment
Day Seven: Bonampak, Mexico – San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

Day Seven
Bonampak, Mexico – San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
218 miles
The birds singing and the raindrops over the top of the tent were the perfect wakeup alarm. We headed back to Bonampak National Park. After …

Day Six: Palenque, Mexico – Bonampak, Mexico
Thursday, 19 Feb, 2009 – 17:00 | No Comment
Day Six: Palenque, Mexico – Bonampak, Mexico

Day Six
Palenque, Mexico – Bonampak, Mexico
100 miles
When you sleep in the rainforest it always seems like it’s raining because drops of water continuously fall on top of your tent causing you to be lazy and …

Day Five: Veracruz, Mexico – Palenque, Mexico
Thursday, 19 Feb, 2009 – 16:59 | No Comment
Day Five: Veracruz, Mexico – Palenque, Mexico

Day Five
Veracruz, Mexico – Palenque, Mexico
393 miles
The plan was to ride to Villahermosa and stay there but flexibility while traveling changes things.
Somehow I thought Highway 180 was a toll road because we had been paying …

Day Four: Papantla, Mexico – Veracruz, Mexico
Thursday, 19 Feb, 2009 – 16:57 | No Comment
Day Four: Papantla, Mexico – Veracruz, Mexico

Day Four
Papantla, Mexico – Veracruz, Mexico
140 miles
We awoke in Hotel Tajin right on the main square. Had “gorditas” for breakfast, made a couple of phone calls and we were ready to hit the road.
We parked …

Day Three: San Fernando, Mexico – Papantla, Mexico
Thursday, 19 Feb, 2009 – 16:54 | No Comment
Day Three: San Fernando, Mexico – Papantla, Mexico

Day Three
San Fernando, Mexico – Papantla, Mexico
395 miles
After a nice night of rest, we woke up cold. The bed had worn paper-thin sheets and no blankets. I was rolled up like a big taco. When …


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