Well after 5 ½ months on the road we are finally saying adios to Mexico. We really really love Mexico. I mean whats not to love about Mexico? Ok, maybe we didn’t love the topes but you can’t always get what you want right? We are so comfortable with the way things work in Mexico that the same feeling we had when leaving home came over us on the day we were leaving Mexico, a kind of nervous excitement. Questions arose between us. Where are we going to get produce? Are there big markets in Guatemala? Should we eat the meat? Basically all of the same silly questions we asked ourselves 5 1/2 months ago.
It is still hard to believe that we have been away from home and in a foreign country for 6 months. I will be honest, it has not always been easy. Ask any overlander and they will be the first to tell you that this whole travelling/living out of your car thing is not just a walk in the park. Sure we are having a blast and visiting places most will never see. But, it is work, sometimes its work all day and no play. Sometimes you want to pull your hair out before repacking the car, again! Of course we wouldn’t trade this trip in for anything.
Here are some of the highlights of our stay in Mexico:
ALL of Baja: Let me repeat that one more time for emphasis, we LOVED all of Baja. It was a blast. We loved the fact that you could camp right on a deserted beach for free. We loved the surf and sand. We loved the big expanse of desert and we are so lucky that once we head back home we get to hang out there again. You can relive some of our favorite moments in Baja by clicking on the following links.
Sayulita: Our second stop on the mainland and a definite top pick. We enjoyed three lazy beach and surf filled weeks in this awesome little town. Plus is was where we met 30forthirty, Patagoniaorbust, and all of the amazing people from Southerntiptrip!
San Luis Potosi: Although we didn’t visit the city itself, the Sierra Madre Oriental Mountain range that runs through the state of San Luis Potosi was amazingly beautiful. We spent our time swimming under lovely waterfalls and exploring the not so old ruins of Sir Edward James imagination.
Well I could add a ton more to this list. We just couldn’t get enough of Mexico and we will definitely miss it.