I have recently finished (or perhaps put on hold) my cycle tour from my hometown of Monterey, California to Oaxaca, Mexico. I am hoping to return and continue on through Central America and South America. It was an unforgettable experience and there were so many fun, strange, crazy stories along the way. "The Dogs of Mexico" is my a short story I wrote recently for a travel blog and you can find it at http://www.oh-i-see.com/blog/2014/10/28/the-dogs-of-mexico-by-guest-writer-eva-boynton/
It talks about one of the funny and at times serious challenges of street dog attacks while riding a bicycle. It left such an impression on me because before I began my trip many people tried to dissuade me from traveling through Mexico because of how dangerous it is for a woman. Most of these people offering me negative advice had never even stepped foot in the country. I was very frustrated with this and soon found after crossing the border that I loved Mexico and it's people, land and culture. The theme of the story is about the dangers you can create in your mind, either by the influence of others or by yourself, and overcoming them by confronting them head on.
Check out the story and let me know what you think! Or if you have some interesting dog stories from tours.