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Between The Oceans 2011-2012 (Central America)

Trip: Around the Black Sea 2010

From October 2011 until January 2012 we have been on a 4-month-long adventure: this time with two girls to Central America. The trip Between the Oceans 2011-2012 from Mexico to Honduras, through Guatemala and Belize.

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Our Car on the Romanian way

Next year: next trip

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Very soon the second daughter will join our family. New year, new baby and… we are starting to plan our new next trip. Ladies and gentleman, in 2011 we will travel to…

Preparation for our Central America Trip with our Kids

Getting ready…

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How early before the trip one should start preparations? Last minute was always my thing but maybe this time we can start a bit earlier? Especially that Mila is still nicely sleeping during days.

preperations wall

¡ Soon !

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Preparations can be exhausting or can make you happy. Or both. Only six more days we have to finish everything here in Berlin and take a place in the plane to Cancun, Mexico. Aaaaaa!

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What for this traveling?

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People usually don’t ask us this question directly but in last days before leaving Hanna is forcing us to find some good answers. We try to talk with her about the trip, explaining that we are leaving, that we will be far away, that there will be different animals and fruits. And because she is Read More

Hanna and her teddy bear "Mischa"

Ready, steady and… tragedy

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You may think that losing a teddy bear in last hours of packing, just before a 6-month-long trip, is not a problem. Yes, it is. Hanna’s teddy bear was with us since 2 years, was sleeping with Hanna every night, went with us on the trip around the Black Sea, was going to the doctor, Read More

Flight: Mexico - Cancun

Jet lag in Cancun

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We are sending kisses to the whole world from Cancun in Mexico! Still sleepy, tired and not very conscious that we are really here.

Breakfast in Cancun (Mexico)

Not an easy beginning

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At first hurricane and then it can be only stronger? That was kind of our beginning in Mexico.

Our new Car, bought in Mexico to drive to Panama: A Crysler Voyager 2001

Buying the car in Mexico – done!

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To become a happy owner of the car in Mexico you must go through four steps: finding a proper car, checking if it is really a proper car, getting money to buy this car, registering the car. And each of those steps can be a fight – especially if you are a foreigner.

On the beach on Holbox Island (Yucatan, Mexico)

Sandy, sunny Isla Holbox

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Seems like heaven, from those folders of travel agencies. But on the pictures you don’t see one important issues: mosquitoes!!

Mexico (Yucatan): Family with monkey in the Village San-Angel; Photo: Thomas Alboth

Hammock, tv and coca-cola

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San Angel, 800-people Maya community. One of the places where organisation Kanche is supporting the activities of indigenous people.

Mexico (Yucatan), San-Angel: Mayan boy in a hammock; Photo: Anna Alboth

Laugh has no dialects

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What to do in the Maya village on the Day of the Dead? You follow your daughter and get invited for a traditional dinner!

The Maya Temple and the Sea in Tulum, Mexico (Yucatan Penisuela)

Meetings in Tulum, Mexico

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Probably the most touristic Maya ruins around but still: just imagine how happy those Maya must have been to wake up and have such a view in the morning!?

Cenote in Coba, Mexico (Yucatan Penisuela)

Cool those cenotes

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So how many degrees do you have in Europe right now? Don’t you also feel like jumping to the blue eye of underwater cenote?

Mexico: The Maya Temple in Chichen Itza (Yucatan Peninsula)

Chichén boring Itzá

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I’m seriously wondering how did Chichen Itza make it to be between new seven wonders of the world. More tourists and souvenirs than wonders!

Mila and Tom on our evening walk in Merida (Mexixo), Photo: Anna Alboth

Big city, small city and a village

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Going more east, we checked the capital of the peninsula, another town and a small fishermen village. What to say, between chickens, turkeys and dogs – we all had the most of fun.

Mexico (Chiapas): Anna and Hanna at the Maya Ruins in Palenque; Photo: Thomas Alboth

Juicy green Palenque ruins

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Already arriving to the camping place, close to the Palenque ruins, gave a very tropical feeling: dipped in the jungle small road to small wooden cabanas, bustling with “King of the jungle” song, wet and hot morning just waiting for exploring the ruins.

Mexico, Chiapas: Market in San-Lorenzo

Chiapas’ diversity

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And each of the villages has its own clothing, language, beliefs and customs. And maybe even 1/3 of the people don’t speak Spanish! And from those jungles came the rebel movement of Zapatista, which is fighting for a democratic change of indigenous rights. Chiapas: an amazing state of Mexico.

On the market in San-Christobal de las Casas (Mexico, Chiapas); Photo: Thomas Alboth

San Cristobal the Coolest

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Cool, because situated between hills in a small valley. Cool, because very walkable and likable with all the small cafes (first time we felt Berlin’s atmoshpere). Cool, because of all the Maya’s culture in the city.

Comitan (Mexico, Panamericana): People sitting on a jeep

Adiós Mexico!

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Of course not visiting all the places we planned, and of course much later than we planned – we are leaving Mexico. Surprisingly, without any problem on the Guatemalan border!!