What started as “luxury” items for my North to South America trip turned into essentials. With 27,000+ miles completed, I am ready to begin the next portion of my trip across the world without fear of failure or injury. In March 2016 I decided to embark on an ambitious solo motorcycle trip from the United … More Success due to “luxury” items.
Border Crossing: El Amatillo, El Salvador. Highway 1 – Highway CA1 Day / Time: Saturday, 11:00AM Total Time: 1.25hrs Total Cost: ~3$ for immigration, ~2$ for photocopies Items Used: Passport(+2 copy), Title(+2 copy), Drivers License(+2 copy), El Salvador Vehicle Permit(+1 copy), Vehicle Registration(+2 copy, I did not provide. See Below). EXITING EL SALVADOR As you near the … More El Salvador → Honduras Border Information
Border Crossing: La Hachadura, El Salvador. Highway CA2 Day / Time: Thursday, 11:00AM Total Time: 2hrs Total Cost: ~1$ for photocopies Items Used: Passport(+2 copy), Title(+2 copy), Drivers License(+1 copy), Guatemalan Vehicle Permit, Permit Sticker. EXITING GUATEMALA As you near the border you will see a large building splitting the road. Keep right, then park alongside … More Guatemala → El Salvador Border Information
Border Crossing: San Ignacio, Belize → Flores, Guatemala via Western Highway Day / Time: Sunday, 2:15PM Total Time: 2hrs Total Cost: 37.5BZ ($18.75USD) and 172Q (~$22.50) Items Used: Passport, Title, Drivers License, Belize Vehicle Permit, Passport Copy, Drivers License Copy, Title Copy. EXITING BELIZE Park to the right of the Belize Exit Booth Building, cones … More Belize → Guatemala Border Information
Entering Belize was a long and tiring border process. Initially I was frustrated with some of the money collection processes, but I did what was needed and headed to the nearest town to get some food and money. I was tired which caused me to not see the homeless man sitting right where I parked … More From being held at knife point and swimming with sharks; Belize was different.
Border Crossing: Santa Elena, Mexico → Corozal, Belize via Northern Highway Day / Time: Thursday, 8:00am (Belize Time) Total Time: 1.25hrs Total Cost: ~43USD Items Used: Passport, FMM slip, Mexico Importation Paperwork, Vehicle Title, 240MEX, 29USD EXITING MEXICO As you head towards the border you will come across a small white building with two rows … More Mexico → Belize Border Information
Entering the Yucatan was the beginning of my dislike for being in tourist-heavy areas. Beautiful sights to be seen, however I was no longer lost and submerged in a world alone. But it also exposed me to other travelers such as myself. Arriving into Palenque I met a couple who were taking the same route … More The Yucatan region of Mexico
It was a short notice, but I was able to find a host in the town just south of Veracruz who was willing to host me for Friday and Saturday. I wasn’t looking for anything big on the tourist side but to rather live locally, which Gerry was very great at doing. Upon arrival I … More Veracruz: CouchSurfing And Living Local
– – I was out last night until 630am drinking and having fun. After only 2 hours of sleep, I am awake and ready to follow my new friends out into a rural town to explore. But I have a few moments to get some much needed writing done. The hangover will come later I … More The Roads In Mexico Are Twisty, Beautiful, And Very Dangerous
Las Pozas is an historical artistic site that was built by Edward James in the 1950’s which he called the Garden of Eden. It’s a labyrinth of sculptures, steps, buildings, and animal enclosures which is all built into the mountainside through a waterfall. Having a thing for art or not, this should be visited if … More Las Pozas And Laura