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Palenque

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

I thought San Cristobal was a little funky, but that was because I hadn’t been to Palenque yet.  We had heard from other travelers that a place called the Mayabell was the place to stay.  In our camping bible it said that you will find more VW Campers there than anywhere, so we knew we had to stay there.  We were actually the only VW Camper there which was a little surprising since this is hippie central.

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Our Return to Mexico

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

We ended up in Huehue and it was quite a bit different than we were expecting.  It was a very raw, real Guatemalan city, with not too much to see and enjoy.  Maybe it was just our anticipation about returning to Mexico, but we high-tailed it out of Huehue the next morning and headed straight to San Cristobal de las Casas in Mexico. 

Our first stop in San Cristobal was the campsite.  We picked up a book on our way down to Central America that one could refer to as a bible.  The title of this book is “Mexican Camping,” it is written by a couple whose last name is Church and all the vagabonders follow it religiously when camping in Mexico.  Now that we have our traveling sea legs, we’ve decided to mostly camp in Mexico.  We’ve gotten used to the temperatures, our money is running out, and we have no more excuse to spend big bucks on expensive Mexican hotel rooms. 

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Chichicastenango -> Quetzaltenango -> Huehuetenango

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

We are back in Guatemala and it was such a great feeling to be back in the Guatemalan highlands.  This area of the country is so spectacular.  Most of the places we have been lately have been dusty, ... [Continue reading this entry]

Videos On YouTube

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007
Matthias signed up for YouTube and he has put a couple of our videos up there.  I think the following link will work:   http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=lotzbay  

Driving in Central America

Saturday, March 10th, 2007
We have driven 11,000 miles (17,000 km) on our trip so far and very few things still surprise us on the road.  Our guidebook says the traffic rules are pretty standard like everywhere else in the world and ... [Continue reading this entry]

The Tipping Dilemma

Saturday, March 10th, 2007
Can anyone please explain to me how much I am supposed to tip where? Restaurants are pretty straight forward. 15 – 20 % I hope. How about the taxi driver or the hair dresser? The same? And the ... [Continue reading this entry]

The Laundry Blog

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007
Laundry is pretty straight forward for us in the US.  Either you have your own washer and dryer, or you take it to a laundry mat.  Once we left from Seattle we did our laundry at friends’ ... [Continue reading this entry]

El Salvador with Nick and Jessica

Sunday, March 4th, 2007
We left Honduras decided to go back through El Salvador.  After our first couple of border crossings on this trip we decided we wouldn’t go through El Salvador on our way home because border crossings can be such ... [Continue reading this entry]