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An Overland Journey through Latin America from Steamboat Springs, Colorado to Ushuaia, Argentina.To immerse ourselves in the Spanish Language and Culture, learn to surf and dive, snorkel and see what the world has to offer!!!We are a couple from Steamboat Springs, Colorado who are driving through Latin America to practice our Spanish, Volunteer and help others we meet, do a little fishing and learn to surf.

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Colored Pollitos to Bubbling Water

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We are jumping back quite a bit, months actually but hey we have to at least try to catch up sometime.  We will be going back and forth on posts so bear with us.  Our blog is for us to remember and to share our experiences and info with you even if it is a few months behind or a…

Happy 14th Baktun!

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On Friday, December 21th, 2012 we were awaken at 5am by an incredible wind. Avocados and Oranges were bouncing off our roof left and right. The end of the13th Baktun was here and according to the Mayans we were now entering a new era. Some “loco gringos” thought that this was the end of the world and with the extreme…

Jaibalito Update

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All right guys, we agree it is high time for an update!  Since some of you already managed to track us down we admit to being in Jaibalito, Guatemala for over a month now. Actually it’s been 57 days, 2 hours and 23 minutes to be exact. We arrived to Jaibalito on August 7th to meet up with Aaron’s Mom…

Oaxacan Chocolate Time

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A little slash and burn for cattle on our way to Oaxaca

We must say that we are now in the rhythm of blogging, we are having a great time putting these posts together for you and cracking up as we do, if we could only catch up us all bloggers wish. We have been in Oaxaca for six weeks and are…

2012 Pacific Mexico Beach Review from One Couple’s Perspective (Part II)

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Ixtapa and Zihuatanajo
We arrived to Ixtapa midday and stopped at a Trailer Park on the ocean. It was nice and quiet, but far from the town and the main beach so we decided to keep on going making a few stops along the way. Ixtapa has a big swimming beach, many hotels and restaurants, all-inclusive resorts, and a lot…

2012 Pacific Mexico Beach Review from One Couple’s Perspective (Part II)

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Ixtapa and Zihuatanajo
We arrived to Ixtapa midday and stopped at a Trailer Park on the ocean. It was nice and quiet, but far from the town and the main beach so we decided to keep on going making a few stops along the way. Ixtapa has a big swimming beach, many hotels and restaurants, all-inclusive resorts, and a lot…

2012 Pacific Mexico Beach Review from One Couple’s Perspective (Part I)

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Somewhere on the Pacific Coast of Mexico

From Colima we drove down to highway 200 that leads along the Pacific coast, a very spectacular drive. We headed Southeast and jumped from one lovely beach to another: Pascuales, La Ticla, Maruata, Playa Azul, Ixtapa and Zihuatanajo, Pie de la Cuesta and Acapulco, Chacahua, Roca Blanca, and last but not least Puerto Escondido.…

2012 Pacific Mexico Beach Review from One Couple’s Perspective (Part I)

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Somewhere on the Pacific Coast of Mexico

From Colima we drove down to highway 200 that leads along the Pacific coast, a very spectacular drive. We headed Southeast and jumped from one lovely beach to another: Pascuales, La Ticla, Maruata, Playa Azul, Ixtapa and Zihuatanajo, Pie de la Cuesta and Acapulco, Chacahua, Roca Blanca, and last but not least Puerto Escondido.…

Detour to Volcan de Colima

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We have been falling behind on our posts so we have been working hard this week to catch up.  So fasten your seat belts here they come.

When we arrived in Melaque we soaked in the sun and blew up the stand up paddle board and got wet.  The bay that we were staying in was reasonably calm once we…

The Key to the Cloud Forest

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-“Buenos Dias. ¿Usted Sergio Garcia?”
 -“No.”
-“Gracias. Adios.”
-“Buenos Dias. ¿Usted Sergio Garcia?”
-“No.”
-“Gracias. Adios.”
-“Buenos Dias. Usted Sergio Garcia?”
-“No.”
I was watching Aneta with amusement walking up bravely to random men in the Zocalo (square) of the little “puebla” of Casimiro Castillo looking for Sergio Garcia at 9:00 in the morning.  Senor Sergio Garcia was nowhere to…

“Don’t turn on your left blinker”

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We left Sayulita on Wednesday, April 4th, three days after Bill, Anne, and Maya left to go back to the States. After a three week stay, it was time to switch gears and head to the hills. Our friends packed up their gypsy caravan (sorry guys, ours is no better) and they hit the road back to the U.S. to work…

“Don’t turn on your left blinker”

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We left Sayulita on Wednesday, April 4th, three days after Bill, Anne, and Maya left to go back to the States. After a three week stay, it was time to switch gears and head to the hills. Our friends packed up their gypsy caravan (sorry guys, ours is no better) and they hit the road back to the U.S. to work…

Ceviche to Cake

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Food.  Aneta and I love trying new food whenever we can get our hands on it.  In Mexico they are all about food, we can’t get away from it.  We have even come up with a nickname of food teasers for all of the vendors that are everywhere selling food on the streets.

We were wondering what this was coming…

Ceviche to Cake

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Food.  Aneta and I love trying new food whenever we can get our hands on it.  In Mexico they are all about food, we can’t get away from it.  We have even come up with a nickname of food teasers for all of the vendors that are everywhere selling food on the streets.

We were wondering what this was coming…

¿Donde Esta La Playa?

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?Donde Esta La Playa?

We made it; we are finally here in a small Mexican surf town called Sayulita. Sayulita is just like Steamboat sunny and beautiful. Instead of the great view of the mountains covered in snow, we get to look at the amazing beach, sand, and the ocean. People are very helpful and friendly. Instead of skis and…