(1st June – 3rd July 2016)
were close to crossing the border of the first central American country on our southbound journey without a clue as to what awaited us. At the beginning of our trip we hadn’t even considered spending any time at all in the country. With everything that was reported on the German foreign office website and along with everything else we had heard it sounded almost suicidal. Besides, we hadn’t heard much good about Guatemala to begin with; more horror stories than anything else really. First, we thought of avoiding as much of it as possible by driving through Belize and then making a dash through what remained in a single day. Though as was to be expected our plans and perspectives had changed drastically with our travels and so, with a slightly elevated pulse we drove the last few kilometers towards the border with the plan to cross the entire length of the country.