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Camping

Camping

The definition of camping would go like”wherever you can sleep uncomfortable” in Latin America, mostly. Generally speaking is “roughing it”, “boondocking” or “bush whacking”. I park the van, I’m home, OK it’s...
Antigua part 1

Antigua part 1

Hello Antigua, Guatemala home of Laurel Baker!  Eight years ago Laurel/Lori left Chicago to “visit” Costa Rica for awhile.  She made her way north eventually landing in Antigua, Guatemala and has been there ever since.  Eight years ago I promised my great...
On to Guatemala, it only took 4 months

On to Guatemala, it only took 4 months

We took a two hour drive from San Cristobal to get to the chaotic insane small border of Guatemala, after spending four months in Mexico.  The border town was wacky and swamped with vendors leaving us barely enough room to squeeze The Globe Trol through.  It it two...
Banos

Banos

Banos is a very busy town, I would say brushing the tourist trap description. So let’s see, we have the medieval church in city centre, the crowd on the streets, tour companies/adventure tours about every 100 feet offering zip lines (called canopy around here),...

Cellphone service in Ecuador

My posts has shifted a bit to negative/sarcastic side lately, but there is a reason for that too. I read lots of blogs before and after hitting the road, gathering info about travel and not al info was helpful. To be honest if you read only happy slash positive travel...
Concrete Jungle

Concrete Jungle

We overstayed Panama roughly with 30 days. It was an interesting time period with lots of sweat and nerves, filled with paperwork and uncertainty. With all that there was plenty to lay the camera lens on, actually more than I expected. Panama is a beautiful country,...
Tug’s Film Debut!

Tug’s Film Debut!

So in our last post introducing Tug, we got a lot of emails and comments that we didn’t include enough pictures of Tug. So we went back and asked Tug if he would like to share some words with everyone....
Antigua Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala

Antigua is quite different from San Pedro, kinda similar feel as San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, lots of colonial buildings and lots of expats/tourists. As last year we spent quite a bit of time here, this time was only a half day attraction. The tourist police is...
Santiago de Atitlan

Santiago de Atitlan

A short boat trip across the lake from out temporary home in San Pedro took us to Santiago de Atitlan, the largest town on the shores of Lake Atitlan and seemed much cleaner than San Pedro. There is a bit of rundown by guides, tuktuk drivers and vendors as soon as one...
San Pedro la Laguna, the mercado

San Pedro la Laguna, the mercado

The mercado (farmers market) is the best place to pick up fresh produce directly from the producers at low prices. The produce and prices vary daily, couldn’t figure out why. Sometimes the same vendor would sell the same produce at different prices on...
San Pedro la Laguna, the people

San Pedro la Laguna, the people

The people of San Pedro la Laguna are the Mayans, more precisely the Tz’utujil ethnic group. There are 22 ethnic groups in Guatemala and 40% of the country’s population is indigenous Maya. Tz’utujils are populating the shores of Lake Atitlan is...
Meet Tug!

Meet Tug!

Well we have done it again. We have let a cute face and a sob story win us over. About 4 weeks ago we welcomed a new member to the team, henceforth named TUG. While staying in Antigua, Guatemala we met a passionate woman, Michelle, who dedicates a significant portion...
Guatemalan Beauty

Guatemalan Beauty

Like Mexico, we ended up staying a lot longer in Guatemala than we expected. We shot a great project with an awesome non-profit for FMFAC (www.fmfac.org), met a family that has become part of ours, and saw amazing sights. We put together a short visual journey into...

Expense Report – Central and South America

I know that everyone wants to know, how we are able to afford this trip and how much it costs. When planning for the world tour, i needed this information for myself. So before we left we decided to record our spending. We tracked every single purchase that we made on...