Category Archive: Guatemala

Nov 12

Life Cycles – What we think about on the bike

Pacific Coast in El Salvador

The wobble in the handlebars increased noticeably as Tony and I steadily picked up speed and flew down yet another hill.  We flashed through the slightly cooler pockets of shade and I arched my neck to the left and right, taking full advantage of the cool breeze and trying to expose as much skin as …

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Oct 31

The tough life in Antigua.

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The day after hitting 10,000km Tony and I rolled into Antigua, the old colonial capital of Guatemala, and the biggest tourist destination this country has to offer.  Foreigners roll into this town from all over whether it be to see the sights, visit the surrounding areas, climb a volcano (or two, or three), study spanish, …

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Oct 28

10,000 KM PARTY!

Me and my buddy Brandon at the 10,000 km mark of the Tour de Zack y Tony.  Near Tecpan, Guatemala

After 10 months and 23 days, five countries, 62 blog posts and more flat tires than I care to recall, Tony and I found ourselves in the highlands of Guatemala when it finally happened.  We slowed the bike down to a crawl and watched with childish delight as our trusty odometer finally ticked over from …

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Oct 28

The US Peace Corps in Guatemala

Goldy, Tony, and I in San Cristobal Totonicapan

Visiting an old friend When Tony and I rolled into Huehuetenango, we found ourselves just 250 km from San Cristobal de Las Casas, that wonderful town in Chiapas, Mexico that we had passed through earlier on the tour.  I couldn’t help but shake my head at the thought that after all that time, over 2000 …

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Oct 18

The land of a thousand villages.

Stage 5 Part 1 Elevation

After our first day in Guatemala, Tony and I spent the next two weeks working our way 500 km south-west across the country to a city near the Mexican border called Huehuetenango.  Yes, some might say we were going backwards… again. In Guatemala though we were moving forward! Just very, very slowly… In fact, it was …

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Oct 15

Is it rainy season yet!?

Here on the Tour de Zack y Tony, we have been experiencing a bit more rain than earlier on in the trip.  Is it rainy season yet?

Sep 26

Day One in Guatemala

Celebrating crossing the Guatemalan border with none other that Gallo beer.

It felt good to be crossing the border into Guatemala after my short stint in Belize.  I was back in Latin America as I knew it, back into speaking Spanish, and back into eating cheap delicious food.  I had been looking forward to returning to Guatemala ever since my cheeky weekend trip there 3 months …

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Sep 26

Stage 5: Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras AKA Operation: Jungle Boogie!

Map for Stage 5.

Having watched Mexico fade away into the distance in a completely imaginary rear-view mirror, Tony and I charged into Belize officially kicking off Stage five of the Tour De Zack y Tony AKA Operation: Jungle Boogie! That is right, we are now on the pen-penultimate stage of this epic journey, a stage which carries us …

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