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Enduro360.com Interview

Posted by on Oct 31, 2010 in Adventure for the CURE, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Mexico & Central America, Motorcycle Vagabonding, Nicaragua, Other Press, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Press, South America, USA | 2 comments

This week Chilly White of Enduro360.com interviewed me about my Mexico-Central-South America Ride. Click here for the full interview and see the pictures below. [Oops, he still has not published the article, yet I do not want to remove from my posts and have a non-working link} Many of them are new and never published. Please follow and like...

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New RumBum.com article Up! (The Kindness of Strangers)

Posted by on Jul 12, 2010 in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Mexico & Central America, Motorcycle Vagabonding, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Press, RumBum.com Articles, South America | 1 comment

http://rumbum.com/1138-the-kindness-of-strangers Please follow and like...

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Antigua, Guatemala

Posted by on Jan 19, 2010 in Guatemala, Mexico & Central America, Motorcycle Vagabonding | Comments Off on Antigua, Guatemala

I spent 4 days in Antigua and met some wonderful people, including Maggie, who is on a similar spiritual path as I.  We went for a long hike together one day (1ok!), and then she got me invited to a private Mayan ceremony that was just incredible. They were celebrating the New Year as well as the anniversary of the signing of the peace accords ending the civil war in Guatemala in 1996. And here’s a video that will give you an idea of the beauty of this ceremony. Please follow and like...

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Guatemala

Posted by on Jan 18, 2010 in Guatemala, Mexico & Central America, Motorcycle Vagabonding | Comments Off on Guatemala

I entered Guatemala on Saturday, December 12th. Carlos, Doris, their son Esteban and their nephew all rode with me from San Cristobal to the border. I crossed at La Mesilla and it was crazy! It was market day in La Messilla and the frontera (border) was just like I read about–full of people, traffic, animals, noise, awful smells, just the general excitement that is a part of this journey. AND the pavement was slick as snot with all the, er, um,  gosh I don’t want to imagine, stuff ground into it.  I had to be very careful. Carlos and Doris took turns watching my bike and walking me through the crossing process…Carlos also stood guard while I changed a few bucks at the border. I made it through the order in about an hour and  half, and was finally...

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Sunday’s Little Adventure

Posted by on Dec 24, 2009 in Guatemala, Mexico & Central America, Motorcycle Vagabonding | 3 comments

Dec 20, 2009 My Spanish is getting better every day, but I am still a little unsure, when a local tells me that a certain road is dangerous, if it’s because the road itself is dangerous, if the people driving on the road are dangerous, if there are lot of trucks on the road, if there are robbers on the road, or whether it’s just dangerous because they think a girl cannot ride a motorcycle it. I was advised that the southern section of road around Lago Atitlan in Guatemala was “dangerous”. I was headed to San Pedro La Laguna, and my choices were to ride between the volcanoes around the lake (2-3 hours) or take the lancha across the lake (30-40 mins.) I’d been riding in the rain all morning, athigh elevation from Xela to Pana. I stopped...

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My Kingdom for a Tampon

Posted by on Dec 22, 2009 in Guatemala, Mexico & Central America, Motorcycle Vagabonding | 2 comments

OK, boys, you can stop reading this post right now if you are squeamish about girl stuff. <> First off, I need to say that I’m usually a tough chick. I arrived here in San Pedro La Laguna in the middle of a drenching rain; it had been raining on me for two days. The road was completely washed out in one section, and I bumped and jostled my way up an impossible hillside over landslide surfaces, without dropping the bike or falling into one of the woman-eating gullies full of rocks and rainwater rushing against my path of travel. About in the middle of all of this my body decides it’s time for this month’s round of feminine issues. Great. Whatever. Nothing I can do about this now, but when I get settled, I clean up the mess,...

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