I'll be in Europe from September 18th until October 10th. I start in London and I'll visit Stonehenge too before making a brief stop in Paris. Then I am off to Germany for two weeks. Cross your fingers for nice weather, good food and some fun with a new language!
I'll be in Central America from December 5th to mid January!
I start with a night flight on December 5th, arriving in Panama December 6th! I spend a few days in Panama City to acclimatize, and then I move on to Boquette and Bocas del Toro. Next, I cross the border into Costa Rica, heading to San Jose, Monte Verde and Santa Elena. After that I head into Nicarauga to Rivas and Granada.
El Salvador is the next stop, and I intend to spend some time in some small villages - not sure of where, before moving into Honduras to Copan Ruinas. Then Antigua, Gautemala, and Lake Aitlan, Flores and Tikal. I'll cross the border into Belize and visit Tulum. After that, I'll cross into Mexico, visiting Chichen Itza, before heading to Mexico City. I'll stop in a number of places as I head north from there to San Diego.
From San Diego I head to LA and then to Tehachapi, California where I'll spend a couple of days soaring with Skylark North and their Grob G103, DG1000 and ASK-21! And then it will be finally time to return to the rain and wind of home!
I'm doing all of this by bus! In Central America and Mexico, I intend to travel mostly on the 1960's converted school buses known as Chicken Busses. They are exceptionally cheap (long trips for 2-3 dollars) and a good way to see local flavour. I'm staying mostly in hostels, which are often as low as $3 per night! I am also doing a bit of hospitality club stuff, staying with locals in their homes.
All in all, it should be a FANTASTIC trip. I haven't done a really big trip since India 3 years ago, and I've been itching for an adventure.
Merry Christmas in advance!
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