This last month, car troubles significantly altered our expected travel plans. Stuck in Mexico for a few extra weeks, we explored a number of beautiful colonial towns, went backpacking in the mountains, and even saw Papa Francisco! But above all else, our travel delay allowed us to meet some really incredible people! Check it all out in our latest vid!
Our trip to the Lacandon jungle was a heavy one: simultaneously incredible and conflicting, and more complicated than can be described here. Watch our video to hear the story.
A lot has happened in the last 3 weeks. Here is the first video in a two part update. We're a little tired and cranky in the video, but we had a blast traveling through Belize with Mel and Dan, our new friends from Australia! After Belize, we headed back into Mexico and visited the ancient ruins of Calakmul and Palenque. Stay tuned for update 2 soon!
A rest day and decent internet make for a new video... But this one's a little different - just a single day (1/5/16) in the life of AshLivin. We start in Laguna Bacalar, Mexico and end up in Sarteneja, Belize. Highlights include daily chores, lots of driving, and our first hand crank ferry crossings!!! Enjoy!
Check out our latest adventures as we drive from Mexico City to the Yucatán Peninsula, with stops in muddy Veracruz, flamingo-filled Celestún, colonial Mérida, historical Chichen Itza, touristy Tulum, and finally Laguna Bacalar. Enjoy!
After a month on the road with little more than ourselves, the last 2 weeks have been filled with familiar faces! Here are some highlights.
A new video! Once again a little late, but that's just how it's going to be. Check out our adventures in a magical desert town, our journey through a beautiful, mysterious, and sometimes strange jungle, and finally our stop in one of the world's largest cities.
Here's a video update from our first week in Mexico! Check out our border crossing, the beautiful El Potrero Chico, and meet our new friends from Monterrey! Sorry it's a bit out of date - it took ~12 hours to upload this video, and this is the strongest internet we've had!
Today was a hard one, guys: it took us 6 hours to go 100 miles. After traversing some of the worst roads I've ever been on, and always behind a Honda civic or VW bug that seemed to take no notice of the terrain, we got behind a dump truck that couldn't make it's way up the mountain through the mud. We sat for 20 minutes before it was our turn. El Chapulín worked her ass off slippin' and slidin' but she, and Ashwin, got us out of the mess with no scratches! It was another 3 hours of driving (at night, through fog, and on winding roads with sheer cliffs at every turn) before we made it here: a gas station hotel with this amazing street food vendor out front. She and her posse made us quesadillas with Oaxaca cheese and homemade corn tortillas...and were even crazy sweet enough to heat up a can of our pinto beans at their house next door! It was the most stressful day yet but look at the smile on this guy's face. He's in heaven. (And so am I.)
We crossed the border into Mexico about a week ago and (almost) everything has been amazing since! Next time we have good internet we'll post a new video, but until then here are a few pics!