Camping

Filed under: Camping — Aaron and Amy at 10:28 am on Monday, July 16, 2007

Camping: For all of the following listings you may assume that eating or patronizing your host in some way is appreciated and in some cases expected while “free camping”. All information is accurate as of the date we visited. With many of the sites your own ability to negotiate or interact may affect what services are made available to you and at what price. We have converted prices from local currency to US dollars at the exchange rate in effect at the time of use. The amount shown is the amount that we paid per night for two people. Although rare you may encounter additional fees if you are traveling with multiple people.

Mexico – Dec. 21, 2005 to June 7, 2007

December 21, 2005
Ciudad Victoria, Tamualipas
Wal-Mart Parking lot
Free
No services
No Coordinates

December 22, 2005 to January 2, 2006 Happy New Year!!!!
San Miguel De Allende, Guanajuato
$14.00 per night
W,E,D Showers and Toilets
N20 53.955 W100 45.077 (Read on …)

Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador & Guatemala June 23 to July 8, 2007

Filed under: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua — Aaron and Amy at 9:13 am on Sunday, July 15, 2007

We arrived in the colonial town of Granada, Nicaragua and were looking forward to visiting our friends Greg & Karen and their two daughters Daniela and Emma.  We had some time to kill before they were expecting us so Aaron decided to find a welder to create a stand for his new small motor.  There was a tiny hair “salon” right next to the welder so I got a much needed haircut.  It consisted of a large gold framed mirror on a tiny table underneath a tin roof.  There were only three walls so it was open to the welders working in the dirt lot right next to us.  While Aaron waited for the guys to start his project he watched them build a gate.  He realized there was a much easier way to build a stronger gate and offered to show them how.  (Read on …)

Chiapas, Mexico July 8 - 26

Filed under: Mexico — Aaron and Amy at 5:00 pm on Sunday, July 8, 2007

July 8 to 26, 2007 Chiapas, Mexico

We drove forty-five minutes to the border and left Guatemala entering into Mexico at what Aaron described as a modern, clean and efficient border (La Mesilla). Once all the technicalities were taken care of we drove into Mexico playing James Taylor “Mexico”. We high-fived with glee, “We have returned to our beloved Mexico”! We are ALWAYS asked what our favorite country has been. I still hold true that I don’t have any favorites, but after having been south of Mexico for almost exactly one year, we were both really looking forward to returning to Mexico. We had already spent seven months in the country and there is still so much more to see and experience. It is an enormous country with a wide range of geography, culture, people, accents, food and attractions. We are happy to be back and look forward to another eight months in this welcoming neighbor of the United States.

At the Mexican border we asked where we could find propane and were directed towards the city of Comitan. It wasn’t that far off our route so we headed in that direction. We were originally turning at La Trinitaria towards the Lagunas de Montebello, Yaxchilan and Bonampak but Comitan was only a few kilometers beyond this intersection. (Read on …)