Guatemala

We were in the heart of Central America halfway through our journey. By this time, we had crossed Canada, USA, Mexico and Belize in approximatively 8 months. We had planned to complete our journey in 12, so we had left just 4 months to reach the southern point of South America. How the heck would…

Belize

“Don’t go there! It’s very dangerous!” View to the Caribbean Sea from Placencia, Belize That is what we have been told before entering Belize. Some down south neighbor danger syndrome?  We have been told the same by the Americans before entering Mexico, and it was not that bad at all. We had a great time…

Quintana Roo, Mexico

We had been cruising Mexico for three months when we reached Quintana Roo, a Mexican state known for its turquoise waters and the famous resorts of Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum. We thought this region, the Riviera Maya, would be the apex of our journey in Mexico. Lake Bacalar, Mexico JP’s cousin, Dudu would…

YUCATAN, MEXICO

We expected Yucatan state to be a quick stopover in our traveling agenda. Our focus was to get to Cancun in Quintana Roo where we would be meeting Dudu, JP’s cousin from Brazil. Our plan was to spend a week together discovering the popular Riviera Maya, with its Cancun, Tulum and Playa del Carmen world…

Chiapas, Mexico

It was difficult to leave Zipolite and Oaxaca yet it was time to continue our journey in Mexico towards San Cristobal de las Casas, a picturesque colonial town next to an important Maya archeological site called Palenque. San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas We left behind a relaxing beach scene to venture up in the…

Oaxaca Region

Leaving Mexico City behind we continued our journey towards Oaxaca! We were so excited to discover further the interior of Mexico and its fascinating indigenous culture and heritage. Pre-Colombian populations such as the Zapotecs and Mixtecos survived even after the arrival of the Spaniards due to the rugged and isolated terrain of Oaxaca, many managing…

Mexico City

Mexico City exceeded our expectations with its pre-Columbian heritage, pyramids, temples, numerous museums, local art and its authentic and delicious culinary scene! Aztec Warriors Whilst we were initially skeptical, anticipating many challenges transiting through the huge capital, we were impressed with its infrastructure, the overall feeling of safety and the kindness of the mexiqueños. For…

Baja California, Mexico

Since we started planning our expedition we thought Mexico would be the apex of our adventure. It was our first time in the country and we were so curious to discover all it has to offer, from the white sand beaches and snorkeling with manta rays and whale sharks, to learning about the Mayas and…

San Diego

San Diego was our last destination in USA and the gate to the next adventure: Mexico. We were melancholic about finishing our USA expedition after two months exploring gorgeous national parks and meeting so many wonderful and inspiring people; however, we were also excited to reach Mexico! We looked forward to its unique culture, exotic…