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Belize big iguanas and rising rivers

Belize big iguanas and rising rivers

Down near the Southern border of Belize lies Punta Gorda, an interesting little town. It has a very Caribbean vibe.  But many people speak Spanish, as it shares a jungle border with Guatemala.  In PG (as the locals call it) this strange house towers over all the...
Belize- week one

Belize- week one

We received an email telling us that the animal import permit was ready, so we packed up and headed for the border.  As soon as we arrived a “border helper” met us and walked us through the steps.  He also led the dogs, on their leashes, into the...
Colombia: Drugs Barons and Banditos?

Colombia: Drugs Barons and Banditos?

Drugs barons and banditos are what Colombia is famous for, but we don’t spot any obviously suspicious candidates in the immediate vicinity of the border. Maybe they’re all further up-country? We’ll keep our eyes open for them as we head north. On our way, our Colombia...
Honduras

Honduras

September 26 – October 19, 2016. After our short stay (8 days) in El Salvador we headed for Honduras where we had made plans to stay on the small Caribbean island of Utila to get our Scuba Diving Certification. We pretty much had to cross the whole country from...
El Salvador

El Salvador

September 19 – 26, 2016. After three amazing months in Guatemala we crossed the border between Guatemala (Valle Nuevo) and El Salvador (Las Chinamas). We stayed only 8 days in the country because we had made plans to be in Honduras by September 29. For the first...
Guatemala, Part 3 of 3

Guatemala, Part 3 of 3

August 7 – September 19, 2016. After our grandkids Eva and Noah returned home with their parents on August 7, 2016, we decided to stay another month at Pasaj Cap in San Marcos La Laguna on Lake Atitlan in the highlands of Guatemala. Then we extended our Tourist...
Panama

Panama

  Panama hatte mir bereits seit Langem Bauchschmerzen bereitet. Zwar konnten mexikanische Schneeberge und Cenoten, guatemaltekische Vulkane, salvadorische Surfwellen, nicaraguanische Lava und costa-ricanische Traumstrände mich ein wenig davon ablenken...
Granada in 5 days

Granada in 5 days

About a month ago we had some very good friends visit us from the states. Prior to coming out here they questioned whether 5 full days would be enough to see the sites around town. Elise and I felt confident that it would be a good first start to Granada, so they...
Our Time on Lake Atitlan

Our Time on Lake Atitlan

The huge and spectacular Lago Atitlan was quickly to become our home away from home. We had been on a quick time limit to reach the town of San Pedro, as we were booked in for a few weeks of Spanish lessons, where we would stay with a local family and attempt to blast...
End of school year picnic

End of school year picnic

The end of school year picnic was, once again, on the shores of Lago Cocibolca (Lake Nicaragua). With the oppressive heat during dry season (April and May) it is always such a joy to get out of the city even if just for a few hours. Most people, in the U.S. and...
Belize

Belize

Borders, Barges and Belkin. Our week in Belize. Entering Belize was a little complicated; initially helpful border officials and the shift in national language from Spanish to English meant us progressing at lightning pace until it became time to clear the dog and his...
We’re back!

We’re back!

The trip that we set out on and the trip that we had envisioned were bound to be different. There was, however, no way we could have predicted the way that this trip has actually gone so far. The level of breakdowns and other problems that we faced in the US alone was...