Author: Jason

Baja and the Home Stretch

Riding my motorcycle onto the ferry to Baja was a bittersweet moment for me.  On one hand, I was very much looking forward to being in Baja.  On the other hand, being on the peninsula meant that I was on…

Mexican Central Mountain Towns

Sure, I did go pretty quickly through Southern Mexico, so I am by no means an expert on the place.  But, right or wrong, the impression I got was that most of it was quite impoverished, hot as hell, frequently…

Where Did My Clothes Go

I entered Mexico at a relatively new border crossing near a town called El Ceibo.  Upon arrival I discovered that had to pay a $400 deposit as a guarantee that I wouldn’t sell my motorcycle within the country.  Somehow, in…

Baja Bound

Some of you may have noticed, NBM has not been updated in real time during this trip.  I am currently in the mildly boring cowboy town of Durango, looking at my remaining route on a map.  As rumor has it,…

GPS Reciever and Maps

I started my trip without a GPS, not really wanting to bother with an electronic item on my handlebars, electronic maps for each country and another potential theft item.  I bought quite a few paper maps off the internet before…

Guatemala

After getting my fill of the odd pharmacy filled town of Santa Rosa de Lima, El Salvador, I began my trip across the small country, with the goal of making it to Antigua, Guatemala that night.  Before long, the skies…

Nicaragua

Paraphrased from Wikipedia:  Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America, and is sometimes called La Tierra de Lagos y Volcanes, which translates to: The Land of Lakes and Volcanoes.  Since its independence from Spain, Nicaragua has undergone periods of…

Costa Rica

After leaving Panama’s Bocas del Toro, I rode through increasingly hot and humid territory, coinciding with less and less gringo influence.  Gradually, I returned to the Latin America that I loved.  The one where I was usually lost, with no…