Central America

Cycling in Central America

    Belize: in and out!

    Probably one of the most expensive countries so far! We found out on the first day, when I entered a supermarket for a cool drink to make our suffering in this blistering heat a bit more bearable: 3 EUR for a can of Coke! We knew one thing for sure: let’s get the hell out of here and keep on cycling towards our big surprise..!

    Belize does have a great vibe though; a kind of ‘relax man!’ and I can’t really blame them. It’s so hot, I’d rather lie in my hammock too. The roads are long, straight and a welcome headwind is slowing us down a bit, but also gives us some refrehsment, since there are nearly no trees to hide from the crazy sun. It’s quite empty too (and clean for a change!), with long stretches of nothing; no houses, no animals, no nothing.., not even trash. The few settlements we do pass have cute names such as Shipyard, Orange Walk, Spanish Lookout and Crooked Tree and after almost 19 months we can speak English (the official language) again.

    If you have money to spare Belize is a heaven for divers, because the reef here is supposed to be one of the most beautiful ones in the world. But, we let that go by, take a quick dip in the milky turquios colored Caribean and head for Mexico. Right on time for Elmars birthday and to receive his awesome birthday present… 🙂

    Did we already mention that big surprise that’s waiting for us? No? Well, it’s out there in Mexico and will be revealed to you soon… we promise!

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  • Guatemala

    Tikal: hidden Maya complex

    by Bicycle Junkies

    Yesterday we received a Facebook message from fellow cyclists Joanna and David (an Australian-German couple); they just arrived in Santa Elena (across the bridge from Flores) and would love to meet us! We have a date for a morning coffee on our way to the Maya ruins of Tikal, but we got along so well, we chatted the whole morning away! And just as we finally say our goodbyes…

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  • 540 days ago we pedaled our first kilometers in Brasil, 289 cycling days later we reached our 20.000 kilometer milestone! What did we do the other 251 days? Relaxing, siteseeing, hiking, blogging, being sick, waiting for post, just nothing… But with an average of about 69km per day with all those mountainous roads we took, yeah, I guess, we are pretty proud of ourselves. 🙂

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