Here's the plan: I leave September 1st, go down to San Diego, cross that border, and then I'm in Mexico! I'll go down Mexico to Central America, go through all the countries there, then into South America. I want to make it to Rio di Janero in Brazil by Carnival, to meet some very good friends. We'll see what kinds of adventures I have...
Well, now I'm back. I finally did make it to Rio, ten months later. I had the most amazing and unexpected adventures in between, during, and after. In the end, I went to 16 countries, and traveled for 13 months. It feels good to be ... full info
wowour friend and his sister. We gave him the water jug and he said he would use it. He was a friendly kid!
ancient maya ruins?We found the holy tablet! In xela, in a park...it unlocked the secrets to eternal life and happiness, now we have them.
fancy pantsin chichicastenango--
I thought tess should get these pants, but she settled for a more mellow pair...she had to bargain up for them, the guy offered 45, but I said she shouldn´t go below 50, so, we gave him 50
Did someone die?We walked throught the country, me playing my guitar. Wound up at the cemetary and jammed out with the local kids. People walking by thought it was pretty great...at least I think them looking at us strangely meant they liked it...
Jam time!The jam session with some kids in the graveyard. I had on my crazy pants, and I think that made me super fun. When we walked back, about 10 more kids tried to play my guitar!
hotel in Chichichichi is where the big market is. This mouse lived at our hotel, we saw him when we were leaving. Dad, I think he escaped from the lab, or was it a pet? We´ll never know.
Our chicasThese girls were really friendly. They were always trying to make a quetzal...first we bought chicken tamales from them, then saw them the next day, bought them icees. They never had enough change for us either, so we left them ¨propinas¨. tips...but they were really nice. We sat around talking with them a while. Here they are cranking out the icee.
yeahwe would just sit there watching the sun go down, clouds turn, water glow...
at the little town next to panaSanta Catarina de pelopo, or something like that--tess´s memory is better than mine!
We met these girls, wouldn´t buy anything...they had bracelets they had made, and some other things. Finally tess gave them a pen and paper, and they showed us their drawings. They were good! They were happy to take a break from their work and be kids for a while. Then I bought a few bracelets for us.
Atitlanagain from pana...I really wanted to climb volcan san pedro, across the way, but never made it up. It was bigger than I thought...
Hotelthis is where tess and I spent a lot of time while she was convalescing. It had a great courtyard, and a nice cat with a big head.
AliciaI ate at your restaurant, sis, it was pretty good. They had the economical food, of course. It was a humble abode. Really just a family house with an arcade in the entrance, and all these kids coming in asking for change...
my crazy hikeºup to the mirador. This was nice to get out, stretch my legs, sweat, and then ski down, passing many men with machetes (everyone has one up there) I had on my crazy pants and who knows what they thought.