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Entries from December 2013

rough roads and beautiful valleys

December 13th, 2013 · No Comments

it was a pleasant ride to el estor but there the asphalt ended and it was dirt roads from then on. but the challenging part was yet to come. from panzos the road was migled with rocks sticking out and it was a tough time going uphill through the heat. it took me the whole […]

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livingston and more boats

December 13th, 2013 · No Comments

livingston is a very enjoyable place. i ended up at the iguana, like most backpackers. it has a wonderful garden with a restaurant and bar. and some people just get stuck there for days on end. some of the people had been on a stretch of partying for more than a week and showed some […]

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belize roundup

December 13th, 2013 · No Comments

after hopkins i decided on a small side trip off the southern highway towards placencia. along a small strip of land that became highly popular with the better off belizean people as well as people from abroad looking for a property closer to the sun. most of the buildings are just ridiculous, rather a palace […]

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the hummingbird highway

December 5th, 2013 · No Comments

i took the boat at eight o’clock back over the lagoon. the one after most of the people left to go about their daily business and there was enough room for the bike. after getting back to the main road i made my way to the belize city bypass as i try to avoid bigger […]

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into belize

December 5th, 2013 · No Comments

the immigration procedure is straight forward and i was in belize in no time. the first kilometers i wasn’t that impressed by belize. like many developing countries there were not many places along the road which invited to stay or to take a closer look. the first place which did was orange walk. it was […]

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bacalar

December 5th, 2013 · No Comments

as i arrived in bacalar there was a rally at the central square and people got invited to join an event later that day to raise awareness about domestic violence. that day was the national day against violence in mexico. there are a couple of campgrounds in town but only one is really central, just […]

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lagoon ocom

December 5th, 2013 · No Comments

the rest of the day just had views of thick forest on both sides of the road to offer until i reached felipe carrilo puerto. i was thinking of checking into a hotel which i heard of from another cyclist. but prices seem to have doubled since he came through, the rooms were like a […]

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muyil

December 5th, 2013 · No Comments

the maya ruins in tulum were busy all day and i preferred to spend most of my rest day at the beach. twenty kilometers into the next day i passed muyil and made my first visit to an old maya site. what remained of the settlement were mostly two temples. some of the buildings were […]

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