Tag Archive: Belize

Nov 19

Blasting through El Salvador and Honduras – The End of Stage 5

Traffic.  Near the Honduran/Nicaraguan border.

Reaching the Nicaraguan Border – the end of Stage 5 of the Tour de Zack y Tony AKA Operation: Jungle Boogie! After a couple of days of glorious inactivity and a bit of salsita, Tony and I left Playa Tunco and headed east, our gaze fixed fixedly towards the border of Nicaragua, about 360 km …

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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 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

Traveler’s Fatigue: It’s Complicated

Traveler's Fatigue: It can strike anywhere, anytime.  Qingdao, China, 2008

Since posting about my bad day in Belize, I felt it necessary to explain a little bit more about what traveler’s fatigue is and what it means to the traveler, or at least to me. I first wrote about traveler’s fatigue about 5 months ago shortly after leaving Guadalajara in a post entitled Feeling Tired.  …

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Sep 26

A Bad Day in Belize

Belize CIty

When I entered Belize, the plan was to “skip” the country.  On a trip like this you can never see everything, and Belize seemed unique enough – and expensive enough – to warrant just riding on through it, soaking up what I could along the way. Not your average Central American country Belize is often …

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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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Sep 25

Central Ameri-WHERE?

Where is this road going to take me?!

The other morning I was riding my bike, as I tend to do a lot these days, when I looked up and suddenly found myself in Central America.  Tony and I had crossed the border into Belize. It was the first day of Stage 5 of the Tour de Zack y Tony.  Stage 5?  What …

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Sep 06

Farewell Mexico… Farewell.

Crossing the border into Belize

It was a day that I was beginning to think would never come, but after 7 months and 3 days, 7450 km, approximately 500 riding hours, 17 states, 4 clock changes, 2 pairs of tires, and 32 new unique bottle tops, Tony and I have finally crossed the border into Belize and left Mexico behind …

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