Central America has been wonderful, but after almost 4 months (including Mexico) we’re itching to move on. By the time you read this we’ll be in the USA for a mini break. Yay!:) The timing and finances worked out so that we’d be able to take a week or so in the States before heading to South America. Fortunately for us it coincided with the 4th of July (my favorite holiday) and the wedding of our friends Aaron and Alexis. Sometimes the stars just align like that!
Anyway, we’re really looking forward to South America. (Really we just need to verify if the toilets do indeed swirl the other direction!). We’ve met so many incredible people, other travelers, expats and locals each of whom has helped us adapt to life on the road. We’re pro card players at this point and play a mean game of 500. 🙂
We’re definitely looking forward to another continent and exploring new regions, hopefully with some different food (if I eat rice and beans one more time, arg!). Our first stop will be Colombia and we plan to move south and east across the continent. Send us tips if you have them!
So, drum roll please…. here’s our Central America wrap up:
# of chicken bus rides: too many to count
# of times we went through San Pedro Sula, Honduras: 5
# of natural disasters: 1
# of coup d’etats narrowly escaped:1
Most number of bug bites at one time on one appendage,: La Moskitia, Danny’s foot, approximately 50
Nights spent on overnight bus: 2
Most expensive hotel room: $30 Panama City, Panama
Least expensive hotel room: $7 San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Biggest surprise: The size and scope of Panama City
Favorite Country: Honduras
Volcanoes Hiked: 5
Monkeys encountered: tons! yay! 🙂
Hot springs enjoyed: 3
Items Lost: 2 more baseball hats, Jillian’s bathing suit (in Honduras), one yellow spork
Best Meal: Chicken, Rice and Beans on Ometepe, Nicaragua
Favorite Snack: Chicky’s!!!!
Kristan Trugman says
You are likely to find that the toilets flush straight down – as I found when I lived in Tasmania.
I’m hoping to make my first trip to Central America in the next 6 months – I always assumed I would head to Nicaragua (for no better reason than I found this crazy treehouse place to stay), but now I’m reconsidering. Sounds like you found the region filled with amazing places. Can’t wait to continue reading about your trip! All the best…