What a ride! How will I sum the 5 months and 12 countries that just passed my life?
Since last I kept in touch, I´ve spent 3 great weeks in Colombia. One of the best countries on this journey!
2 weeks was spent in the US of A. Miami, California, and New York.
Final destination and a great catch up some friends from Sweden, and my long time no seen friend was on Iceland.
There is no words that can fairly describe the feelings and love that have passed my life the last 5 months. All the fantastic, honest, positive, adventures, full of love, unselfish, thoughtful, heart breaking, people I´ve meet during this journey: You made it to what was so great about it all.
the only way to sum it all up, is to say, I love all of you guys!
I reached Colombia, and survived the crossing from panama to Colombia in an small propeller plane over the Darien gap. But let’s take it from the beginning!
Also: a 4 minuets video of my for months so far on the road! Feel with it!
It´s been four months since I arrived in Cuba airport with a tigling feeling in my stomach.
A feeling that everything was possible. A feeling that it´s me and the world from now on.
Since then I´ve seen, experienced and felt more happiness and love than I could have hoped for.
Last two weeks have been both up´s and down´s.
Me And Kasia said goodbye and she went back home to Sweden, and I got to see more of Nicaragua countryside and beaches.
Long time and no writing people!
Me and Sarah moved to El Coco, a beach close to the boarder of Honduras and Nicaragua.
If was time for us to try to get to Nicaragua, and we decided to go as cheap as possible.
Most people crossing El Salvador to Nicaragua get on a expensive speed boat (75! USD) or an almost as expensive shuttle bus.
We went hardcore and did it with various chicken busses and crossed the boarder by foot, 15 USD!
The chilled out days on Honduras mainland and lago de yojoa was good, the home made beers and ale’s made it even better!
We visited the highest waterfall of Honduars, climbed underneath and swam inside in caves, very cool, and probably not very safe.
Me and a girl I meet at our Hostal, Sarah decided it was time for new places and a new country: Honduras!
We packed up and headed for the border in various chicken busses, after 12 hours we reached the capital of El Salvador, San El Salvador.
And pretty exciting town actually compared with what people would told us. After one night here we headed for the sea. El Tunco, a relaxed and cool surf spot on the pacific coast.
First time I swam in the pacific ocean too!
Me and Sarah stayed here for about a week now, tried surfing (and failed) visited a nature reserve park at a lake.
We stayed in a really relaxed cool place with a pool.
Today it´s time to move on. We´re heading south closer to the border of Honduras and Nicaragua.
We´re planning on staying on beaches close to El Triumfe, an area with very few tourists.
Thats it for now people, gotta get on that chicken bus now!
We changed our minds about the boat to Utilla, it seemed to be a lot about partying and not so much about actual sailing, so I saved my money and skipped it!
After 2 nights in the swamp land of rio dulce we where craving for some sun, we packed the bags and headed for Livingstone, also called little Jamaica.
I stayed in an hammock for 3 nights, really cheap and a good way to sleep in theory, but before you make up your mind in reality: make sure the neighbour don’t have a crazy chicken that starts screaming 4 am!
We also had a cooking class with a rasta family, and made it to an fantastic waterfall that is on the UNESCO list.
Hey friends on the road and my peps at home!
So we finally made it out of San Pedro, Atilian. Me, Paul and Emilie did the Spanish course for 2 weeks, and stayed with our Guatemalan family the whole course. It was great, and also a good way to learn: Spanish was the only language in the house.
It’s been a few relaxing good days since I wrote last time.
It’s been good hocking up with Michael too!
Soo we spent a few nights in Antigua. Had a good party night out, climbed a volcano on the least well organised tour I’ve been to: spent all day in busses, but finally we reached the volcano and hiked to the to where the lava was pouring out in a massive stream.
It was actually really cool, first time that I’ve seen real lava. And damn it was hot even thou we where about 200 meters away.
So we spent a few days in San Ignesia, a boarder town to Guatemala, but on the Belize side of the boarder. A quite small town but with some beautiful maya tempels.
We managed to get a cheap accommodation too! A room without a view so to speak.
6 USD per person, and as they say: You get what you pay for.
Time for a new country and new people then!
Guatemala and Flores waited for us, and we for it.
Flores is a beautiful small town on a island. Here we meet 2 swedes, Lisa and Andreas that have been traveling for 2 years.
We saw the most impressive maya ruins I’ve seen so far!
Went to Tikal at 4 am, sat on the top of the bigest pyramid and saw the sun coming up. Truly amazing!
It´s been too much happening the last 2 weeks, no time for updating this blog.
We moved on from Playa Del Carmen after 10 (!) days, when we should have left earlier,
although we did meet lots of really nice people in playa! An Aussie girl, Ekatarina, and an girl from Canada, Meghan joined our crew too. (Thanks Meghan for the floor you kindly let us sleep on when we where homeless on new years)! Continue reading “Belize Belize baby!” »