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Border crossing El Poy El Salvador – Honduras bus

border crossing El Poy El Salvador – Honduras bus. Many people do not visit either El Salvador or Honduras because of the insecurity. They decide to continue right from Guatemala to Nicaragua or they go down from Utila (Honduras) to Nicaragua by means of some shuttel that they take from the island. This is the reason why this border,...

Guide to cross from El Salvador to Nicaragua, passing through Honduras. 3 countries in a single day.

border crossing El Salvador Honduras Nicaragua was definitely a long day. We had to cross 3 countries in a single day. We needed to leave El Cuco in El Salvador and arrive in León in Nicaragua. 1- We got up then at 6:00 am and we asked for a ride from La Tortuga Verde to the village in El...

Two nights in Cancún

Two nights in Cancún Talking about good and bad things Cancún was everything what I was expecting. I think everybody has this place in his/her top 5 of places to visit. However, to be honest, this is not the tourism I would really enjoy. Cancún is located in Yucatan peninsula. It started its touristic development after 1970. It is said...

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...

Eating weird Chapulines in Cuernavaca

Cuernavaca and Tepoztlán! Before going to Cuernavaca most people told us that there wasn’t much to do there. It’s true, there’s not much to do, but since a friend invited us to visit her there, that’s where we went! Ana picked us up from the bus terminal and brought us to a place you absolutely must visit if you...

Border Crossing: Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica to Bocas del Toro, Panama

From Puerto Viejo on the Southern Carribean coast of Costa Rica, it is a relatively easy trip on public transportation to the islands of Bocas del Toro in Panama. Of course, you can always book a much faster shuttle service, but below we’ll explain how to do the crossing for under $12 per person with public transportation (plus $10...

Incredibles cenotes en Valladolid

Valladolid and its cenotes Valladolid is a small and lovely town located in the Yucatan Peninsula. The town itself doesn’t have much in itself but it is really charming. Its main square, its market, many of its streets and the amount of cenotes that surround Valladolid make it a very special place to be. The hostel where we stayed was...

The biggest market in Central America: Chichicastenango

Chichicastenango, o Chichi como también es conocido por los locales, es un pequeña pueblo del cual se cree que tiene el mercado de artesanías mas grande de todo Centro América. El mercado solo lo puedes visitar los días Jueves…
Chichicastenango, or Chichi as it’s known by the locals, is a small town home to what’s said to be Central America’s largest artesan market. The market, held Thursdays and Sundays, is the perfect place to buy handmade goods, and also to experience indigenous culture.

The beautiful Antigua in Guatemala

This is a small colonial city that sits in the shadow of the imposing Volcán de Agua (Volcano of Water), so named for the the lake that sits at its peak. Full of cafes, panaderías (bakeries)…
Esta es una ciudad colonial que se ubica bajo la imponente sombrea del Volcan de Agua, llamado de esta forma por el lago que se encuentra en su parte mas alta. Llena de cafes, panaderías y restaurantes…

Border crossing Mexico – Guatemala. Frontera Corozal

Border crossing Mexico – Guatemala Frontera Corozal We made the extremely exhausting trip from Palenque, Mexico to Flores, Guatemala. Now it’s always cheaper to arrange transportation yourself rather than through a tour company…However, since we decided to leave for Flores the next day at the last minute, and we didn’t have the time or a reliable enough internet connection...

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza is maybe one of the most famous sites for Mayan ruins and one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico due to its proximity with the popular places Cancun and Playa del Carmen….
Chichen Itzá es quizás una de las ruinas Mayas más famosas de todo Centro América. Su cercanía con Cancún y Playa del Carmen…

A very unique city in Mexico: Guanajuato

Located about 1½ hours by bus from San Miguel de Allende or 4 hours from Guadalajara, the small city of Guanajuato was one of our favorite stops in Mexico…
Ubicada a 1½ horas de San Miguel de Allende en bus o a 4 horas de Guadalajara, la pequeña ciudad de Guanajuato fue una de nuestras paradas favoritas en México…

The wonderful about San Miguel de Allende in Mexico

San Miguel de Allende is an extremely charming and romantic city. Recently named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is located 4 hours from Mexico City to the northwest and is definitely worth a visit…

Esta ciudad es demasiado encantadora y romántica. Recién nombrada Patrimonio de la Humanidad por el UNESCO, está ubicada a 4 horas del DF por el noroeste y sí que vale la pena visitar…

Mexico City

México D.F.! La capital mexicana fue nuestra primera parada en este gran país. No nos decepcionó!…
Mexico’s capital city was our first stop in this great country. It didn’t disappoint!…