On the road in Central America

Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala

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On the road in Central America

Contrary to our assumptions that Central America would be easy and convenient to travel, we’re finding that this region is riddled with challenging landscape and long overland delays. Our running joke has been that we ask at the bus station how long the next leg will take, then add two (or maybe 7) hours to [...]

Slowing down in Flores

Up into Guatemala’s northern region. A part of the country known for its rustic nature, heavily traveled ruins, and its reputation (at least in the rural parts) for being a bit more wild than the rest of the country. Our two nights on the lake island of Flores were a good beginning, but we plan [...]

Finca paraiso

Our time traveling has sent us to many unexpected places, but until today, never have we traveled far out of our way to complete a single hike. However, we have learned that Guatemala’s intricate landscape has so many treasures hidden within it. Traveling for a day to see a single spectacle is a task quite [...]

Breakfast in Antigua

Antigua is an artsy town. It feels cultured and intellectual, as if each piece of cobblestone was lain down based with an artist’s eye. It is the type of place that begs for long, thoughtful meals– staring out at the surrounding volcanos and the tips of church steeples in the background. Morning sun spreads a [...]

Antigua- bring a jacket.

Guatemala

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Antigua- bring a jacket.

Bumpy roadways and the cold crisp air indicative of a drastic change in altitude welcomed us to to Antigua. Arguably the most popular city amongst tourists in Guatemala, the trip from El Salvador’s beaches took only 6 hours. The change in environment is so noteworthy, it feels like we must have been on the road [...]

A morning in Old Town

Panama

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A morning in Old Town

Things started to come together for us on the exact same morning we decided to leave Panama City. The rain cleared and sun came out, the roadside vegetable stands suddenly had avocados stacked in huge piles (we’d been looking for them for a week), and the crowd in the hostel was clearing out. We had [...]

Arriving in the Americas

Panama

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Arriving in the Americas

After so much time on a fancy ship, our arrival in Colon, Panama was a shock to the system. We learned quickly that November is the rainiest month of the year, and the road from the cruise terminal to the bus station had just recently opened back up after being flooded for days. Clearly not [...]