Todo Norte 10 – Hitching from Guatemala into Mexico

I reached the Mexican border by the grace of two Guatemalan truckers. The first was an outgoing family man, talkative, at the end of his shift, who dropped me at strategic intersection of comedors and rumbling trucks heading towards the Mexican border about 20 km distant. There I was picked up by the second trucker.... Continue Reading →

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From Nicaragua to El Salvador in a day: canyoning, a truck ride, and a “soft mugging” (Todo Norte 7!)

Distance covered: Somoto, Nicaragua to El Amatillo, El Salvador I awoke in Somoto, Nicaragua and caught the 6:45am bus to Somoto Canyon, where I entered the park barefoot with my drybag containing my rock climbing shoes, helmet, and not much more. I reached the river, crossed and smoked the last of my marijuana and hash,... Continue Reading →

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