Central America

Guatemala

[recapping our trip, 347 days in] On Friday, April 15, we arrived in Guatemala, after a brief layover in El Salvador. We didn’t know before visiting both El Salvador and Guatemala, but the “holy week” leading up to Easter is a big deal in Latin American countries. As very religious countries, nearly everything shuts down, and Guatemala City was […]

Panama and Costa Rica

[recapping our trip, 336 days in] On Monday, April 3, we flew from Colombia to Panama. With only two days in Panama, we made it a priority to see the canal, and it didn’t disappoint. The sheer scope of the Panama Canal is mind-boggling. During its construction, so many workers died from poor working conditions that […]