Month: May 2013

Onto Honduras

The El Salvador-to-Honduras border crossing at El Poy was our worst one yet. We were stamped out of El Salvador in about 25 minutes, but the Honduran side took a full three hours. While it only cost us 60 lempiras…

In Honduras

We are now in Honduras, after a few days in which I made a coolant pressure testing device with a bike pump and some hose: Then patched a leaking tank with a lot of epoxy and plastic from a water…

Road reads

While we’re holed up in Suchitoto with some car issues, I thought I’d solicit some reading suggestions. Even though space in the van is tight (and we both have Kindles), there are still a dozen-odd books crammed into the pony.…

Semana Salvador

We left Guatemala with little fanfare, having passed through the country in four weeks. Our last couple of nights we spent with Juan’s friend Rodolfo in Guatemala City. We got to tour his animation studio, and to see some parts…

Guesties in the Westy

This past week my beloved little brother and his new wife came to join us in Guatemala. We spent two nights in Antigua, two in Panajachel on Lake Atitlán, two on the Pacific Coast in Monterico, and then one night…

Around the Lake

This was the road from Panajachel back to Antigua. It was like being back in Baja, but actually passable. All the overlanders seem to camp at Visión Azul in Panajachel. It’s got a pool, a nice lawn, and is next…