Quebec to Panama 2017-2019
(North and Central America)
16 months - solo travel - Suzuki DR650

Selected region: Mexico

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Feb 19, 2018  —   Mexico
Here is a fantastic show from Mother Nature. Looking at this small hole at the bottom of the hole, it's easy to think it's boring. Indeed it is. However...
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Feb 17, 2018  —   Mexico
Here are some interesting archeological sites in the Yucatán Peninsula. They are less-visited sites and for some of them, the highlight is the road to...
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Feb 14, 2018  —   Mexico
Tulum is a small town, a spectacular beach, and an archeological ruin.Yucatán is famous for its idyllic beaches, but Tulum has been the only one where...
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Feb 12, 2018  —   Mexico
The city of Ek' Balam reached its peak in the 8th century, then it was suddenly abandoned. The X'Canché Cenote was more interesting than the ruins. I...
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Feb  9, 2018  —   Mexico
Chichén Itzá is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is surrounded by at least five cenotes that are an important source of water in this arid region. For...
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Feb  7, 2018  —   Mexico
Cenotes are natural pit, or sinkhole, in a specific type of rock. They are mostly found in North and Central America, more specifically in the Yucatán...
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Feb  5, 2018  —   Mexico
Uxmal is one of the most important Mayan sites in Mexico. The city once had a great influence on the region and its neighbouring towns such as Sayil...
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Feb  4, 2018  —   Mexico
Ruta Puuc means Road of the Hills. It's a series of roads in the Yucatan Peninsula where several ruins with similar architecture can be seen. Archaeologists...
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Feb  2, 2018  —   Mexico
In 1517, when the Spanish arrived, Campeche was only a small Mayan village named Ah Kim Pech. The Mayas of the area were very hostile toward the Spanish...
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Jan 31, 2018  —   Mexico
Palenque is one of the best examples of Mayan architecture. Moreover, the site is even more interesting since it is located in the dense jungle.The name...
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Jan 26, 2018  —   Mexico
This superb region is a mix of lakes, ruins, and forest. There are dozens of lakes to see and some old Mayan ruins. A lake at the border of Guatemala...
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Jan 23, 2018  —   Mexico
The nice colonial town of Comitán is very nice, especially its central park. Small Mayan ruins near Comitán. This site may have been in use up to AD...
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Jan 20, 2018  —   Mexico
The region around San Cristóbal is dotted with superb villages and fantastic landscapes. One of the villages, San Juan Chamula, is very independent...
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Jan 18, 2018  —   Mexico
San Cristóbal is a splendid town known for its colonial architecture. Around the town, there are numerous traditional villages with ancient beliefs and...
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Jan 16, 2018  —   Mexico
The town of Chiapa de Corzo was one of these places where you stop at random and where you end up staying much longer than initially anticipated. At first...
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Jan 13, 2018  —   Mexico
Chiapas is a low-lying region covered in jungle in the eastern part of Mexico. Among the poorest states, it is mainly populated by indigenous people...
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Jan 11, 2018  —   Mexico
In the beginning, I thought my stay at the Escobilla Turtle Centre would be short. I witnessed to the release of baby turtles with other tourists, and...
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Jan  2, 2018  —   Mexico
What a lovely place to spend a few days during New Year's Eve. While my Canadian/Quebec compatriots are freezing in temperatures around -30 degrees Celsius...
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Dec 23, 2017  —   Mexico
Oaxaca is a pretty city in the mountains known for its culture and food.Surrounded by villages, markets, hiking trails, and interesting archeological...
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Dec 22, 2017  —   Mexico
Monte Albán is one of the most important archeological sites of Mexico. It competes with other great sites such as Teotihuacán, Palenque, or Chichén...
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Dec 21, 2017  —   Mexico
The ruins of Mitla are located in the centre of the modern village of San Pablo Villa de Mitla. The ruins date from a few centuries before the Spanish...
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Dec 20, 2017  —   Mexico
Located at an altitude of 1,800 metres, this site is a splendid bubbling mineral springs. A natural infinity pool was created next to a cliff, offering...
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Dec 18, 2017  —   Mexico
Tlacotalpan is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It's a colonial town from the 19th century, well preserved and renovated. The colour palette of...
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Dec 12, 2017  —   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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Dec 10, 2017  —   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 is...
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Dec  9, 2017  —   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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Dec  8, 2017  —   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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Dec  7, 2017  —   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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Dec  5, 2017  —   Mexico
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Dec  2, 2017  —   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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Dec  1, 2017  —   Mexico
The monarch's sanctuary hasn't been a great success. I visited the sanctuary during the butterfly high season, but by some misfortunes, I didn't see as...
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Nov 28, 2017  —   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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Nov 26, 2017  —   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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Nov 24, 2017  —   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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Nov 21, 2017  —   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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Nov 17, 2017  —   Mexico
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 is a bit bumpy. Fortunately with a motorbike...
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Nov 15, 2017  —   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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Nov 14, 2017  —   Mexico
In the previous post, 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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Nov 12, 2017  —   Mexico
WARNING: If you don't like what you see at the beginning of this post, don't go any further. There are mummies of babies and very young children below...
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Nov 11, 2017  —   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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Nov  9, 2017  —   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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Nov  8, 2017  —   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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Nov  7, 2017  —   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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Nov  6, 2017  —   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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Nov  4, 2017  —   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 a few...
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Oct 31, 2017  —   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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Oct 29, 2017  —   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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Oct 26, 2017  —   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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Oct 25, 2017  —   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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Oct 23, 2017  —   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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Oct 20, 2017  —   Mexico
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 and reaching...
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Oct 18, 2017  —   Mexico
Up to now, the trail from Urique to Batopilas, has been the most difficult one that I drove in solo. Before starting the trail, I knew that the first...
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Oct 17, 2017  —   Mexico
The landscapes in the first part were fantastic, but those I was about to see after Cerocahui were even more impressive. A few kilometres after Cerocahui...
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Oct 14, 2017  —   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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Oct 11, 2017  —   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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Oct  6, 2017  —   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...