Quebec to Panama 2017-2019

(North and Central America)
16 months - solo travel - Suzuki DR650

Selected region: Guatemala 2

The Pacific Slope  —  2018/12/14  —  Guatemala

The Guatemalan Coast has a few nice attractions, and is endowed with some decent beaches for surf enthusiasts. As you already know, beaches are not my...
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Quetzaltenango (Xela) and around  —  2018/12/11  —  Guatemala

Volcán Santiaguito Santiaguito Volcano is located at the foot of Santa Maria Volcano, and a few kilometres from the city of Quetzaltenango. It's still...
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Market Day  —  2018/12/07  —  Guatemala

Markets in Guatemala are very colourful. In the mountains, people with Mayan ancestry still wear traditional outfits. Among the three markets I visited...
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Lago de Atitlán  —  2018/12/02  —  Guatemala

Lake Atitlán is born from a massive eruption some 84,000 years ago. The quantity of magma expelled from the Earth's depth caused the surface terrain...
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Acatenango and Fuego Volcanoes  —  2018/11/28  —  Guatemala

After Pacaya Volcano, I wanted to tackle the Acatenango Volcano. Its summit towers at 3880 metres, almost 1300 metres higher than Pacaya. This time, I...
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Pacaya Volcano  —  2018/11/25  —  Guatemala

Guatemala is a nice place to explore volcanoes, some of which are active. However, since I travel with a motorbike, I don't have any backpack and my equipment...
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Around Antigua  —  2018/11/23  —  Guatemala

When you are surrounded by volcanoes, it's a must to drive around in search of beautiful landscapes. Here are a few images of the region around Antigua.San...
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Antigua  —  2018/11/22  —  Guatemala

The town Antigua Guatemala, or simply Antigua is a splendid colonial town and it's a UNESCO World Heritage site. It's the ancient capital of the Kingdom...
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Lago de Amatitlán  —  2018/11/19  —  Guatemala

Lake Amatitlán, with the Agua Volcano in the background, is located only 25 kilometres from the capital. For such a nice lake, it's surprising to see...
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Ipala Volcano  —  2018/11/18  —  Guatemala

Located at the top of Ipala Volcano, this small crater lake is about 1 kilometre long, and is at an altitude of 1493 metres.I spent a night camping on...
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Lago Izabal  —  2018/11/16  —  Guatemala

Lake Izabal is the largest one in Guatemala, and it's the source of Rió Dulce. There are several nice sites to visit all around the lake. Here are a...
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Rió Dulce - Finca Tatin à Livingston  —  2018/11/15  —  Guatemala

During the boat tour, I stopped at this hotel on the Tatin River, a tributary of the Rió Dulce. I slept in one of these dormitories that has spaces for...
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Rió Dulce  —  2018/11/13  —  Guatemala

Rió Dulce is a river as well as a town once named Fronteras. Before the construction of the bridge linking the shores of the Rió Dulce, the town really...
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Verapaz Department  —  2018/11/11  —  Guatemala

Alta Verpapaz et Baja Verapax are two mountainous departments in the centre of the country. This region is populated by the Rabinal Maya, a group known...
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Chajul  —  2018/11/07  —  Guatemala

Small town of about 50,000 inhabitants, Chajul is very traditional. The town is also part of the Ixil Triangle, and it's located some twenty kilometres...
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Area around Santa Maria Nebaj  —  2018/11/06  —  Guatemala

Santa Maria de Nebaj is a municipality in the Quiché region. The region is also known as the Ixil Triangle for its people. Personally, I don't think...
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San Mateo Ixtatán  —  2018/11/04  —  Guatemala

San Mateo is a mountain village with mainly Mayan population. The women of the area wear very colourful huipiles. The landscapes around the village are...
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Western Highlands 2/2  —  2018/11/03  —  Guatemala

Did I ever tell you that I love riding a motorbike? Yes, it's tiring, the rain and cold can be a major deterrent, and it's not possible to sleep anywhere...
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Todos Santos - Day of the dead  —  2018/11/02  —  Guatemala

The Day of the Dead is normally celebrated on November 1st, but in Todos Santos, the day is postponed to November 2nd to allow for the horse race.The...
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Todos Santos - Horse Racing  —  2018/11/01  —  Guatemala

The most famous events of the Todos Santos fiesta is the horse race. During the days preceding the race, the competitors celebrate, dance, and drink a...
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Todos Santos Cuchumatán  —  2018/10/30  —  Guatemala

Todos Santos is usually a small quiet town where inhabitants proudly wear brightly coloured traditional clothing. In many regions, only women wear traditional...
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Western Highlands 1/2  —  2018/10/28  —  Guatemala

Back on the road After more than 6 months in Quebec, I am back in Mexico to retrieve the motorbike that was in storage in Tapachula. I had left it outside...
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