High up in the hills near Matehualpa in northern Mexico lays Real de Catorce, an old silver mining ‘ghost’ town dating back to the eighteenth century. It was a short riding day, less than 80km from Matehualpa, but 22km of cobblestone at high altitude wasn’t easy. The narrow one lane tunnel into town burrowed under a huge mountain Continue reading ADVrider Mini-Motorcycle Diaries: Mexican Ghost Towns and the Revenge of Mrs. Moneybags
Waking up at 5:45am to a 6.3 magnitude earthquake in the State of Veracruz, I could hear women screaming and crying Continue reading ADVrider Mini-Motorcycle Diaries: Mexicooooo!!!
Meeexicooooo! Nearing 30,000km, and although I am feeling tired at times, I’m still going strong and not ready for the adventure to end. I can’t believe I’m just a few days away from the U.S. border. I haven’t quite realized the success of my trans-continental peregrination yet and don’t think I will for a long time. Continue reading ADVrider Mini-Motorcycle Diaries: Central America Photo Update
Countries are flying by, whole continents and mountain ranges left behind. Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador in just 1,500kms. Nicaragua was a favorite, with old colonial towns like Granada, the oldest town in all of the Americas, and beans and rice that somehow tasted better than anywhere else. I picked up an extra motorcycle helmet, made space on my motorcycle by sending things home I no longer needed, and have now carted around six people from between one mile to across whole (tiny) countries. Continue reading ADVrider Mini-Motorcycle Diaries: Central America