This week we make some repairs in Antigua, do a training session for some new Guatemalan friends and then we head back home for Overland Expo East.
This week we head to Antigua and Lake Atitlan to explore and relax. I love that we were visiting a lake that my mom used to waterski when she was a flight attendant for Panam during stopovers. What a trip, to picture her out there carving turns long ago!
Our longest day of the trip so far driving, winching mostly, up Sierra Las Minas.
So, here we are in Cartagena. Something about that name. Carta-Hain-ya! It conjures images of exotic travel, historic architecture and maybe, if you’re an 80's kid like me, images of Michael Douglas or Danny DeVito driving through the jungle seeking adventure and riches. Somehow, that silly movie (I meant great movie…
This week we head deeper into the Peten looking for more remote ruins, which you aren’t normally able to access in the rainy season, without a boat.
We start enjoying the bluest water we’ve ever seen. From Cenotes to lakes it all seems like disneyland colored water.
Well, here we are looking for a safe spot to camp for free the night before our inspection. Tomorrow morning we were headed to where another Overlander watched a guy get shot and killed directly in front of him, for a mandatory police inspection of our truck. To say we were a bit nervous was an understatement.
Time to enjoy one last bit of Mexico and head to Guatemala!
BACK TO THE BEACH!! Thank goodness. I feel at home in the mountains, desert or at the beach. Time to head to one of those.
This week we leave Overlander Oasis to explore the local mountains and camp remote for a few days before returning to the Oasis for Mexican Independence day and the pyrotechnics that come with it!
We head for Oaxaca and the Overlander Oasis to stay put for a few days looking for a good deal on a new set of tires. We also find out we need some exhaust work! Then we meet the first fellow travelers of the trip and it feels a little bit like home.
*By area of the base. Every town has their claim to fame and Cholula is no different. They have a giant pyramid that actually looks like a mountain in the middle of town. The Catholics happily built a giant church on top of it, as you do.
This town was actually our favorite of the trip. It was an unassuming choice, but…
We slow down, stay above 10,000 feet as much as possible and explore more of Mexico’s quiet high country.
We escape the big city and head off to do some camping, wheeling and hiking up on Volcanoes! We were fed up with the city and just 40 minutes outside one of the worlds biggest cities is pristine forest with no one around. PERFECT.
This numpty nearly rolls his home on it’s side. Idjet.
This week we get soaked exploring the beautiful town of Guanajuato and then off to the surrealistic world of Las Pozas high in the mountains of Central Mexico created by an eccentric Brit... of course.
This is my favorite video Kelsey has put together so far. We explore the touristy town of Tequila and then spend a couple days remote up on Volcan Tequila before moving on and finding another remote spot. We feel recharged when we can be totally alone.