The beginning of a new adventure: Central America!
And we’re off to Central America!
Hello from Mexico, and welcome to our first Central America blog post! We are Alejandro (from Colombia) and Gianna (from the U.S.), a couple that met at a language exchange in Medellín, Colombia – each learning the other’s native language. After spending time together first in Colombia and then in the U.S., we decided to travel through the countries in-between: visiting the must-see sights and learning about local cultures, while trying to make our small budget stretch out for as long as possible!
So here we are Mexico City, we’re setting out to travel almost exclusively by bus through Mexico and 6 Central American countries (all except Belize), ending our trip in Colombia. The plan is to document our trip step-by-step here on the blog. In a mixture of photos, videos, and writing we’ll share our experiences as well as practical information on buses, border crossings, hostels, and prices for other budget-minded travelers. All of our posts will be translated (by us) into English and Spanish, so be sure to click the link for English or Español that can be found beneath the title of each post!
Alejandro made this hand-drawn map to plan out our intended route. We spent about a week compiling information mostly from other travel blogs, getting ideas for where we defintely must go, where we maybe should go, and where we probably want to skip. Of course it’s all up for revision once we’re on the road, but it’s a good starting point!
Choosing the right backpack is very important…We ordered 6 backpacks through Amazon to find the perfect combination of size, fit, and style. You can’t beat free returns and free shipping! Sorry, Mom, for the mess in your living room!
These are the cities and countries that we’re going to visit:
San Miguel de Allende
Santa Rosa de Copan
San Juan del Sur
Bocas del Toro
Ciudad de Panamá
We hope you follow our trip through this blog. And if you happen to be on the route, let us know.