This leg of my trip involved biking, busing, and
driving myself from San Francisco, California, to Uyuni,
Bolivia over the course of four months. I caught a ride
with some friends to La Paz, Baja CA Mexico, and after a
week of play, set out on my own. My travel style usually
involved biking for a week or so, taking a few days rest,
throwing my bike on a bus for an overnight trip, then
repeating. Overall, I biked approximately 2300 miles,
and bused substantially more. My journey took me through
the countries of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua,
Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú, and Bolivia.
The route I took was almost entirely through the
mountains, following the Sierra Madres in Mexico, the
Cuchumatanes in Guatemala, and the Andes in South
In keeping with my desire to travel by ground, most of
the trip was done on bicycle or bus. However, I did take
a few flights. One was from Panama City to Cartegena,
Colombia; there are no roads from Panama into Colombia.
I also flew from Cartegena into Medellín, Colombia, in
order to avoid "risky" bus travel through Guerrilla
territory. Finally, I flew from Piura, northern Perú, to
Lima, Perú, in order to save time and focus on southern
NOTE: all numbers are approximate. One of the pages I
was keeping statistics on ripped out mid-trip.