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Author: Chris Haag

Guatemala Part I

4/21 – 4/26 We crossed into Guatemala on April twenty first, my thirty sixth birthday.  The night before had been spent in a border motel where they lock a massive gate at night so nobody gets in or out.  A strange cast of characters ran between one another’s room shouting, slamming doors, smoking, and occasionally making Read More

Last days of Mexico

4/16 – 4/20 I was shuffling about the hostel early the morning of the 16th…. trying to find a clean plate.  This is the only issue I tend to have in the places with “good energy.” The Universe, all powerful as it may be for the young and nappy, has yet to venture into cleaning Read More

San Cristobal: Part IV

4/13/19 – 4/15/19 Just outside of San Cristobal is the little town of Chamula.  Several people described it as an indigenous stronghold where people live by their own traditional rules.  They don’t pay taxes and they don’t care for other Mexicans sticking their noses into their town.  It sounded a bit like Colorado City, Utah.  Read More

San Cristobal: Part III

4/5/19 – 4/12/19 Time is a fluid concept in Mexico.  In Sombrerete, my host Fer explained to me that “Ahora” which basically means “Now” really means something more like “Whenever” in practicality.  I generally use a multiplier of three when people estimate a time that it might take to achieve something.  For some reason I Read More

San Cristobal: Part II

3/30/19 – 4/4/19 Parque Nacional Arcotete is a hell of a ride up the mountain from San Cristobal.  The GPS was misfiring, so after several wrong turns and having to re-climb a few peaks we rolled through the gates.  It is less than ten miles from the city, but you would never know it.  The Read More

San Cristobal: Part I

3/24/19 – 3/29/19 As things would happen, Soph got the call from Uncle Sam to take her citizenship exam a few weeks back.  We’d heard good things about San Cristobal and decided that it would be the right place for me to setup base for a few weeks while she returned to the states.  The Read More

Playa Colorada to San Cristobal

Chewing on an iguana egg is an unexpectedly difficult experience.  The shell is incredibly soft, flexible, and damn near impossible to puncture.  You can crush it to the point that your top and bottom molars are touching and yet it is so malleable that it does not break.  If you want to get at the Read More

The places I have actually peed

At this point we’ve been on the road for nine months.  Try to explain to people that you’re cycling from Alaska to Argentina and you’re generally probed with various articulations of the same interrogatory prattle. “How do you pay for it?” “Why?” “Isn’t Argentina in Africa?” “Can’t you just fly?” And my personal favorite: “You Read More

Oaxaca to El Colorada: The playa provides….

3/10 – 3/17 Hierve el Agua is the sort of attraction that could only exist in Mexico.  Calcium rich water from warm springs trickle down the edge of a cliff creating a formation that resembles a frozen waterfall.  Never to miss an opportunity for selling elotes and micheladas or building things out of concrete and Read More

Oaxaca: Where hipsters rule Mexico

Hey there, are you reading this in your email?  If so, you might be missing some extra content such as photos and videos.  For the best experience you should hop onto the website. 3/6/19 – 3/10/19 By the time we rolled into Oaxaca I felt like I had a knife in my gut.  We were Read More

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