The Family Without Borders

The Travelling family

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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Exhibition in Berlin: preparations

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Soon, already in two weeks the exhibition of our pictures from the Central America trip will start to hang in the shop Globetrotter, in Berlin. For the whole March everybody can come and watch them and at the end, on 26th March evening, we will have a big slide-show with stories. Today we made a Read More

Honduras: This guys helped us allot on the road.

Roads of Honduras

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While being on the road trip, you discover the road from million of sides. It’s your way, your aim, the bedroom, the shopping mall, the place of meeting people.

Honduras: Copan Ruinas, Hanna and Papa

Paris of the Maya world

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They call the ruins of Copan like this for its sculptures! Really crazy things to be watched even for an ignorant eyes.

Honduras: Rainbow In the rainy moutains.

Windy Lenca Route

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After cloudless sky above beaches in Belize – Honduras mountains seems to be really depressive. You are literally driving through the clouds and every small sunbeam between cloud and another cloud is welcome with family songs.

Honduras - El Salvador-Border station in El Poy

Uuuups, El Salvador says: no.

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And here we go: the real border for the Family Without Borders. Even if we were prepared for this moment already on the border with Guatemala, then on the border with Belize, then on the border with Honduras – and we managed – now it’s being really sad.

Honduras (Copan Ruinas): Butterfly : Head of a Siproeta stelenes, Malachite

Touching meeting

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– But why you call it “butterfly”?! – that was the only question Hanna had after this meeting. Me and Tom speak English with each other, but girls understand everything. Seems like the flying butter didn’t make any sense for Hanna, when she was watching those amazing wings.

honduras: on the walk at lago de yojoa

Green and mosquitoes-ish

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Lago de yojoa is not only the largest lake in Honduras but was always on the important route for  early indigenous groups and now on the country’s only real highway CA5. So easy and worth to stop by.

Hanna in Copan Ruinas (Honduras)

Cities of Honduras

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We have checked the corners of Honduras really quite well. Also because we couldn’t cross some roads – so we had to go totally around. And that’s how it happened that we ate ‘pollo con papas’ (chicken with fries) in: Omoam, San Pedro Sula, Comayagua, La Paz, Santa Barbara, La Entrada, Marcalla, Copan Ruinas, Gracias Read More

A Parrot in Copan Ruinas (Honduras)

Meetings full of colours

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So there we are in Honduras. And what is the national bird of Honduras? Those amazing Scarlet Macaws, bird-dream of a photographer. Like many other parrots and toucans, you can meet them in tropical forest between south Mexico to Amazonian Brazil, Bolivia and Peru. And you can be sure – you will remember those meetings!

Counting Mexican pesos'

Money makes us go around?!

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The most popular comment under some media coverage about us (except “wow, that is nice” and “poor kids with irresponsible parents” is: “oh my god, they must be so fuckin’ rich, travelling like this is not available for normal people”. It is, I’m telling you.

Belize: On the mennonite lake in the evening; Photo: Thomas Alboth

Between the destinations

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We don’t just go from a place A to the place B. All the places on the way, where we sleep or cook – became memories itself.

Belize: First meeting with fresh cacao beans.

Leaves and cacao with Mayas

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Going south in Belize, the most far away from touristic crowds of the seaside and the islands. Far into the jungle, in Toledo district, very close to Guatemala but to get there you need to go around for 600 km.

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Doing nothing

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Also during our trip they happen: those days of doing nothing. Or maybe just nothing spectacular, because we were busy all the time: with discovering the waves, stones in the sand and funny plants.

Belize: We met an Alligator on the way to Lamanai Maya ruins

Between the crocodiles

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Not experts of Maya ruins, nor experts of bird life but both: in Lamanai and in Crooked Tree wildlife sanctuary we were again impressed.

Belize:; Bartons creek

Skulls between stalactites

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So in the evening we met this nice Canadian girl and she told us that Barton Creek on the north of Belize should be a small paradise. She didn’t have tell us more, next morning we left San Ignacio, with her.

Belize: Our Mennonite hitchhiker, Photo: Thomas Alboth

Unique meeting back in time

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First impression from some jungle road: a crazy mirage or they are shooting a movie? Do you remember “Dr. Queen” series? Or “Little House on the Prairie”? Women in long, simple dresses and bonnets, men in denim overalls and hats. Those are the Mennonites, religious community and a much more exciting topic than beaches and Read More

Belize: Hanna found a friend.

Being a dude in Belize

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– Aarite, Bro? – our first hours in Belize were kind of funny. Everything sound a bit like a joke: suddenly super open, friendly and talkative people. A big change from shy and distanced Maya people in Guatemala. But that was only the first impression, Belize is like a strong drink made of very different Read More

With our price: Blog of the Year of National Geografic Travelery

Yes, we made it: Traveler 2011 is ours!

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We are very happy to tell you that we got a title of the Blog of a Year 2011 by National Geographic Traveler Poland! We hope that means much more than a lot of clicks on our blog right now : )

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