Goodbye Mexico & Central America
It’s been nice to know you

After 14 weeks on the road and a week of R&R, we farewell Mexico and Central America.

  • We met school children in the Dominican Republic who begged us to take their photos. We encountered our first experience of the Spanish Conquests of the Americas.
  • We learnt how hard life is in Cuba, and perhaps it is easing as Fidel fades.
  • We saw monuments and churches, ate wonderful food and drove miles in Mexico. Ev and Steph joined us for a few days in Sayulita.
  • We marvelled at the engineering of the Panama Canal – still functioning the same as it did when it opened 101 years ago. Then we found flowers and coffee in the mountains.
  • We came close to wildlife in Cost Rica – enjoying watching monkeys in their own habitat.
  • We visited ancient, colourful towns and marvelled at active volcanoes in Nicaragua.
  • We saw lakes and volcanoes and beautiful indigenous people in Guatemala. Then we learnt more about the ancient culture at Tikal.
  • We chilled out in a lay back beach resort in San Pedro, Belize.

Eight amazing, diverse countries.  There are many stories and photos under The Americas menu, and still more to come.

Our next adventure is driving the USA.

School children loved to have their photos taken at the Parque Independencia, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

School children loved to have their photos taken at the Parque Independencia, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

 

Owen and his 1954 Chevrolet ride through Havana, Cuba

Owen and his 1954 Chevrolet ride through Havana, Cuba

 

Ev & Steph enjoy coconut juice in San Francisco, Mexico

Ev & Steph enjoy coconut juice in San Francisco, Mexico

 

El Castillo (main pyramid) Chichen Itza, Mexico

El Castillo (main pyramid) Chichen Itza, Mexico

 

Moving from first lock to second lock of the Panama Canal. Each lock rises 25 feet.

Moving from first lock to second lock of the Panama Canal. Each lock rises 25 feet.

 

White-faced monkeys. Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica

White-faced monkeys. Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica

 

Crator Santiago at Masaya Volcano, Nicaragua

Crator Santiago at Masaya Volcano, Nicaragua

 

Embroidery. Market day in Chichicastenango, Guatemala

Embroidery. Market day in Chichicastenango, Guatemala

 

Isla Bonita Yacht Club, San Pedro, Belize

Isla Bonita Yacht Club, San Pedro, Belize

 

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One Response to Goodbye Mexico & Central America
It’s been nice to know you

  1. Alex Mifsud says:

    Great to be able to access your blog again Thea. Between your blog and Bruce’s, who needs to travel away anywhere – you cover it all. Cheers, Alex.

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