Motorcycle to South America – Interactive Map

by Brandon Edward on December 1, 2013

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Want to know where in the world we are?  Check out this Google map of our 2013-14 transcontinental motorcycle trip.    This is Google’s newish map engine lite.  If you’re familiar with any of the areas that we are in or in the vicinity of please feel free to use the comments section to make […]

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After five months of traveling through Mexico and Central America my favorite cocktail has become scarce.  That’s not to say it’s not on the menu in just about every tourist zone we’ve encountered, but the martini abominations have ranged from confusing to simply undrinkable. I’ve even had waiters argue with me when I tell them […]

I’m Afraid it’s Time For Us to Part Ways

13 March 2014
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It’s not you.  It’s me.  We had a good run.  It’s been fun, but it is time for me to move on.  I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the times we’ve spent together.  We adventured far and wide.  We have overcome things together that, to be honest, I thought might not have been possible.  You’ve been a real […]

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The Island Life in Bocas Del Toro, Panama

2 March 2014
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Interesting fact, we’ve traveled 8000 miles and are within a degree and a half  longitude South of where we started.  Sometime in the next week we will pass directly to the south of Ace, some 3,700 miles as the crow flies.  But I’m done geeking out about latitudes and longitudes.  We’re on the Bocas del […]

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Motorcycle to South America – The 7,500 Mile Report – From Panama

25 February 2014
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It’s been a hell of a go.  I write to you today from Bocas del Torro.  This morning we crossed the border into our 9th and final country, Panama.  We’ve traveled by motorcycle across the majority of the continent of North America.  We’ve covered 7,636 miles.  We’ve crossed 9 international borders.  We’ve wrecked, been half […]

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Why I Fired My Self Appointed Border Crossing Guide “Tony” – Bribes and Customs Officials

10 February 2014
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Border crossings have become drastically more tedious and convoluted.  As of today we have crossed seven international borders.  The El Amatillo crossing from El Salvador to Honduras being the worst of the list.  The constant trucking back and forth from police stations to copy stands, Immigration to Customs and back to copy stands gets a […]

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Five Days Motorcycling El Salvador

7 February 2014
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Dear El Salvador, what’s your deal?  You’ve got an amazing coast line with beautiful, clean beaches and big surf, rugged mountain country and even volcanoes, but you can’t walk down the street at night.  Keep in mind that we have traveled the entire length of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras when I say to you, […]

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Mom, I Finally Ran Away to the Circus – In Honduras

3 February 2014
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We found this place looking for a hotel in Sinuapa on the Honduras – El Salvador border.  This is where every low budget horror flick starts.  We had our reservations about even approaching the tent, for fear not only of its contents, but its structural integrity.  It looked defunct.  The remnants of circuses pasts. To […]

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Omega Tours – Eco Jungle Lodge – Whitewater Rafting on the Cangrejal

31 January 2014
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It’s in the details, and this place has got them dialed in.  The hot fashion in Central America is to stamp Eco in front of the name of your hotel and then it’s business as usual.  Not this place.  From the seats in the 1982 Land Cruiser shuttle being made out of old whitewater rafts […]

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Languages of the World

27 January 2014
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When we crashed the motorcycle outside of a small village in Guatemala we were taken aback to find that the vast majority of the villagers didn’t speak Spanish, but the Mayan dialect Q’eqchi’.  After a little research, Guatemala officially recognizes 23 languages, Spanish, English and 21 Mayan languages.  The commonly accepted number of languages in India […]

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Copan Ruins, Honduras

24 January 2014
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We’ve seen Mayan Ruins from the Yucatan to Honduras.  We’ve tried to be Selective and, with the exception of Chichen Itza, pick the more interesting and less traveled sites.  Copan is probably the last ruin we’ll see on this trip and the perfect combination of the aspects I liked about the others we visited.  For […]

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