Quebec to Patagonia 2017

(North and Central America)
unknown length - solo travel - Suzuki DR650 moto

Latest news:

Where am I : Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico (March 30, 2018)
August 29, 2018
The site is now mobile friendly.
August 27, 2018
In the coming weeks, I will publish several blogs on this journey. Numerous blogs are missing on nearly 2 months in Mexico, 3 weeks in Belize and 2 weeks in Guatemala. To be continued...
August 25, 2018
After a silence of several months, here are the latest news. After my stay in Mexico, I visited Belize and the Peten region in Guatemala. Then, on March 30th, I went home for a break. This journey will resume at the end of October 2018.
January 11, 2018
After a stop longer than planned, I am now hitting the road again. I spent 11 days in a turtles sanctuary to see the turtles arrives in great numbers to nest... It was a 90% success! It was a small arribada.
December 31, 2017
Happy new year to all! My wish is for everybody to have a wonderful year.
December 24, 2017
Merry Christmas to all!
December 23, 2017
Despite the lack of news on my site, I am still travelling through Mexico. I am in Oaxaca for a week to rest from the bike and enjoy some Christmas celebrations in this city. Sorry for the lack of updates, I have been very lazy and undisciplined in my writing.
November 21, 2017
Still on the road doing a lot of kms, but seeing awesome sites.

  El Tajín  —  2017/12/12  —  Mexico

This site was probably founded in AD 100 by the Totonac culture, El Tajín means thunder, lightning, or hurricane in the Totonac language. The city reached...
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  Cuetzalan  —  2017/12/10  —  Mexico

Superb village in the mountains. Its name means Place of the Quetzals; a quetzal is a forest bird from Central America. The village's public market...
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  Cantona  —  2017/12/09  —  Mexico

Cantona is one of my favourite archeological sites. The Mesoamerican site stretch over 12 km2 and was inhabited from AD 600 to 1000. No mortar...
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  Puebla  —  2017/12/08  —  Mexico

Puebla is a city of 1.5 million inhabitants known for its historic centre with more than 1,000 colonial building and no less than 70 churches. The city...
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Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl National Park  —  2017/12/07  —  Mexico

Yes, a park's name quite difficult to pronounce, but with incredible scenery. Iztaccíhuatl is a dormant volcano while Popocatépetl is active and its...
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Malinalco  —  2017/12/05  —  Mexico

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Taxco de Alarcón  —  2017/12/02  —  Mexico

Taxco became rich from numerous silver deposits exploited during nearly 400 years and still harbour a rich colonial heritage. Nowadays, these deposits...
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On the road - Butterflies and food  —  2017/12/01  —  Mexico

Monarchs' Sanctuary at Macheros The monarch's sanctuary hasn't been a great success. I visited the sanctuary during the butterfly high season, but...
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Mexico City  —  2017/11/28  —  Mexico

How do I feel about a city of more than 22 million inhabitants? Some suburbs are very nice, but the population density and especially the traffic jams...
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National Museum of Anthropology  —  2017/11/26  —  Mexico

The National Museum of Anthropology showcases an impressive art collection on Mexican cultures from prehistory to modern times. The most interesting sections...
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Teotihuacan  —  2017/11/24  —  Mexico

The pyramids of Teotihuacan are among the most famous and most visited of Mexico. The site is located 50 km north-east of Mexico City and is a UNESCO...
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Edward James's Las Pozas  —  2017/11/21  —  Mexico

Las Pozas is the creation of the British poet Edward James. It's a garden with surrealistic structures built between 1962 and 1984 in a subtropical forest...
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Real de Catorce  —  2017/11/17  —  Mexico

The road before entering the town The road to the town is 24 km path made of cobblestones. Imagine all the work to do it.It's a nice road, but it...
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Zacatecas  —  2017/11/15  —  Mexico

Zacatecas, founded in 1548 by the Spanish, is another city designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Like Guanajuato, the wealth of the city is due...
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Aguascalientes - Museo de la Muerte  —  2017/11/14  —  Mexico

In the previous blog, I told you about the fascination Mexicans have with death. Here is another example of it, a museum entirely dedicated to the death.In...
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Guanajuato - Museum of the Mummies  —  2017/11/12  —  Mexico

WARNING: If you don't like what you see at the beginning of this blog, don't go any further. There are mummies of babies and very young children below...
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Guanajuato  —  2017/11/11  —  Mexico

Ah Guanajuato, what a fantastic place! It is a very photogenic city, and you will quickly understand why it is a UNESCO World Heritage site.The city of...
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San Miguel de Allende  —  2017/11/09  —  Mexico

San Miguel de Allende is a beautiful city with a colonial architecture, cobblestone streets, and superb lighting of certain buildings at nights. In 2008...
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Morelia  —  2017/11/08  —  Mexico

Morelia is the state capital of Michoacán and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The historical centre is superb and very well preserved. Morelia, founded...
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Pátzcuaro  —  2017/11/07  —  Mexico

When arriving in Pátzcuaro, one has the immediate impression that something is different in this town. Indeed, it has not been founded by the Spanish...
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Volcán Paricutín  —  2017/11/06  —  Mexico

Volcano Paricutín is still quite young at 80 years old and with a height of 2800 metres. On February 20, 1943, while a farmer was labouring its field...
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Pacific Coast - Michoacán  —  2017/11/04  —  Mexico

Highway 200, also known as Carretera Pacífico in Spanish, follow the Pacific Coast for about 2000 km and crosses seven Mexican states. Here are...
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Guadalajara  —  2017/10/31  —  Mexico

Guadalajara is the second-biggest city of Mexico with 1.5 million people; 4 million when counting the greater metro area.The city has a superb downtown...
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Puerto Vallarta  —  2017/10/29  —  Mexico

I am not a fan of beaches, but here I am in a very touristy seaside town resort. To my great surprise, I loved this town. The beaches are nice, the waterfront...
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Durango  —  2017/10/26  —  Mexico

Durango is a pretty colonial city in the state of Durango. Located at an altitude of 1880 metres, in a semi-arid climate, average annual temperatures...
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Francisco 'Pancho' Villa  —  2017/10/25  —  Mexico

Who is Francisco Villa, nicknamed Pancho Villa? He is one of the most famous historical figures of the Mexican Revolution in the years 1910 to 1920.I...
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The Mennonites of Chihuahua  —  2017/10/23  —  Mexico

At the beginning of this journey, during our crossing of the United States on the Trans-America Trail, Alvaro, Thierry and I have met a Mennonite community...
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Copper Canyon region - 4 of 4  —  2017/10/20  —  Mexico

Divisadero In the last part, I present you the classic Copper Canyon. It is the touristy part where most people go. The train starting from Los Mochis...
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Copper Canyon region - 3 of 4  —  2017/10/18  —  Mexico

Urique to Batopilas Up to now, the trail from Urique to Batopilas, has been the most difficult one that I drove in solo. Before starting the trail...
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Copper Canyon region - 2 of 4  —  2017/10/17  —  Mexico

Cerocahui to Urique The landscapes in the first part were fantastic, but those I was about to see after Cerocahui were even more impressive. A few...
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Copper Canyon region - 1 of 4  —  2017/10/14  —  Mexico

The Copper Canyon (Barrancas del Cobre, in Spanish) is a series of canyons located in the southwestern part of the state of Chihuahua. Six canyons and...
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Álamos - Pueblo Mágico  —  2017/10/11  —  Mexico

The Pueblos Mágicos are villages or towns that offer a 'magical' experience with their beauty, culture, or history. Álamos is the first magical site...
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First days  —  2017/10/06  —  Mexico

I entered Mexico by the border post at Tecate. On the American side, there is no real village, but on the Mexican side, there is a bustling town.Crossing...
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The last days in USA  —  2017/10/02  —  United States

My journey continues toward the south through the mountains. The scenery is fantastic. Here are some landscapes of the last week in the United States...
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Reno, Nevada  —  2017/09/28  —  United States

Reno is a mini Las Vegas. I say 'mini' since Reno is far from being an equal to Las Vegas. It is far less impressive, and there are fewer illuminated...
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Trans-America Trail - the end  —  2017/09/24  —  United States

We reached the Pacific Coast in Oregon, but we didn't complete the last kilometres on the Trans-America Trail. Because of a tight schedule and also since...
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Trans-America Trail 3  —  2017/09/09  —  United States

After many adventures, we are finally in Oregon, on the Pacific Coast.It is the end of our journey on the Trans-America Trail. Thierry and Alvaro are...
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Trans-America Trail 2  —  2017/09/08  —  United States

Our journey continues in Utah, one of the most scenic areas of the TAT. In turn, some sections of the route are very difficult especially when carrying...
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Guns country  —  2017/09/07  —  United States

The United States is the best country for guns. Many Americans claim high and loud their right to have a firearm. Indeed, in the American Constitution...
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Meeting Mennonites  —  2017/09/03  —  United States

Who are the Mennonites? Do you remember the movie Witness (1985) with Harrison Ford? That film is about Amish, but Mennonites live in a similar way.For...
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Trans-America Trail 1  —  2017/09/01  —  United States

Here we are at the start of the Trans-America Trail, clean, shaved, and with bikes and luggage in good conditions. The TAT crosses the United States from...
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DR650 Modifications List  —  2017/08/31  —  Various

Here is a list of modifications made on the bike and a few comments on them.When I refer to the TAT, it means the Trans-America Trail. This trail...
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DR650 Maintenance and problems log  —  2017/08/31  —  Various

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A new start  —  2017/08/01  —  Québec

Motorbiking is a new adventure for me and it's the first time I drive. I hope I am going to like it and be able to accomplish the whole journey. Even...
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