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Photos: Colombia

COLOMBIA | Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | Photo Gallery

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Continental Divide - Panama- in one day

PANAMA | Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | Views [1283] | Comments [1]

21st of January (Panama): From the Caribbean to the Pacific across the Continental Divide. We rode close to the bottom of the mountains the night before, coming out of Chiriqui Grande at the Caribbean, heading to the Pacific. Chiriqui was a ... Read more >


COSTA RICA | Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | Views [628]

The border crossing to Panama was uneventful.  I like crossing the bridge to another country. Something feels right about that. Now, I actually don't know exactly which date it was - probably the 17th when we spend our first night in Panama ... Read more >

Over the river and through the jungle

COSTA RICA | Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | Views [655]

Heading towards Porto Viejo we didn't have far to go. Nice to just kind of stroll along. We left the main road to Bribri and kept hugging the coast. This bustling, touristy little town didn't have a whole lot for us, but I did find some damn good ... Read more >

Photos: Panama

PANAMA | Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | Photo Gallery

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San Jose didn't let us go easy - the new year started.....off to the second part of our adventure.

COSTA RICA | Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | Views [668]

We knew we had to climb out of there, San Jose is nestled in the mountains,  but, shit.....those mountain roads were STEEP. Right out of the shoot...meaning, after four weeks off the bike, this was not easy on body and mind. First it felt SO ... Read more >

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Here, there and everywhere.....

GERMANY | Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | Views [542]

Our world has become SO SMALL, literary.   Zooming from one continent to the other while watching a movie, eating, reading, listening to music. I am talking about taking the plain to  Germany, Stuttgart.....Europe because that is what I ... Read more >

Photos: Visit my mom and sis

GERMANY | Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | Photo Gallery

took a break for Christmas
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San Jose, Costa Rica - made it here as planned on the 10th of December

COSTA RICA | Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | Views [902]

dilly, dally, dolly......back on the bike and into the mountains, after a fun ferry crossing. Fun, because it was Sunday and not only foreign tourists but lots of local tourists were in a happy, singing mood. Besides the actual tunes (back to mexican ... Read more >

Pochote Beach 5-8th of December 2012

COSTA RICA | Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | Views [518]

Three days off the bicycle before heading into the hills for the goal of this year: San José. We spend them at Pochote Beach on the peninsula of Nicoya.  It is December and no sign of Santa for all I can tell. My sensors are out for ... Read more >

Chasing the chicken bus

NICARAGUA | Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | Views [606]

Our route took us via Granada to the island of Ometepe in lake Nicaragua. Two majestic volcanos stick way out of the largest lake in Central America. We found   the Hacienda Merida discribed by the Lonely Planet and spend two full days hanging out, ... Read more >

Leaving Managua on Sunday

MEXICO | Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | Views [581]

...... was the smart thing to do! The traffic was intimidating any time of day, but Sunday morning proved to be the calmest/safest time. We had spent three days in this town, wound up consulting the good doc, got some antibiotics for James (turned ... Read more >

Leon to Managua. Saturday, November 24th

MEXICO | Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | Views [572]

Worn thin on many levels. We left Leon to ride to the Pacific Coast and it was a mistake AGAIN. James had developed a cold and was feeling "under the weather", but the day we were leaving we both felt ok, especially because we were planning to ride ... Read more >

Photos: Nicaragua and Costa Rica

NICARAGUA | Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | Photo Gallery

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HONDURAS | Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | Views [969]

At this point we just had to get through and blast through the Honduran mountains to get to the pacific coast. Tegucigalpa was a maybe, but the Lonely Planet pointed out so many dangers, we decided to "tiptoe" around it and just hope for better weather.... Read more >


HONDURAS | Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | Views [1136]

We kept our minds open to find a nice place around Lake Yojoa, but it started raining SO HARD, we couldn't see or feel anything for too long, except the growling of our bellies. It seems difficult to get a decent meal and actually "fill the tank". Though ... Read more >

Puerto Cortes to San Pedro

HONDURAS | Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | Views [1442]

We knew Puerto Cortes wasn't the place to get bike parts, but it sucked in every other aspect too! Ok, maybe it's time to stop my bitching and work on an attitude adjustment, but, no, when things suck, they just suck and when they don't they don't ... Read more >

Riding in the rain

MEXICO | Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | Views [500]

for a whole day in the wrong direction, but we are going to the Caribbean Ocean, but I'll start this entry with the crossing of the border to Honduras. The map only showed a railroad - no street,  but we were told there is a road (and a border ... Read more >

Rio Dulce

GUATEMALA | Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | Views [668]

Rio Dulce Thank goodness for the Lonely Planet guide book. After riding over 100km it started raining and the town didn't look too promising ( in the rain it is even harder to judge...), but the guide pointed us in the direction of a sweet little ... Read more >

The Mayan Ruins

GUATEMALA | Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | Views [739]

We got to experience the Mayan ruins around Palenque and  after crossing the border to Guatemala the even more impressive Mayan temples in Tikal. Crossing the border: we had no visa for Mexico ( somehow we managed to just breeze through the crossing ... Read more >

Photos: Guatemala and Honduras.

GUATEMALA | Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | Photo Gallery

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San Cristóbal de las Casas - sight for sore legs and eyes!

MEXICO | Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | Views [742]

. Saturday October 20th.   After a 10 hour climb, which took us two half days out of Tuxtla we pedaled over the ridge and here it is, the town is no longer a name in the distance, on the map  or in the future. It's in the here and ... Read more >

Where are my Gringos?

MEXICO | Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | Views [578]

Zanatepec on Tuesday the 16th of October 2012   Songs can lift you up...singing along on a flat boring road never hurt anybody, even if you don't get the tune right - no worries there. We are used to getting stared at, even by drivers ... Read more >

Pacific Coast, Sunday the14 th

MEXICO | Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | Views [585]

    Coming down the mountains and reaching the Pacific coast was a blast -  the bikes knew where to go, the traffic was light and the wind on our side...SO EXCITED -yes, Pacific means home, Pacific means rest a day, Pacific means ... Read more >

Oaxaca, October 2nd-11th

MEXICO | Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | Views [493]

  to get to Oaxaca wasn't an easy task, but we knew it- the ever so beautiful mountains let us feel the ups and downs of life up close and personal with the temperatures rising and falling, it wasn't always easy for me to ignore my hot flashes ... Read more >

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