18-1 Bitches!!!

Hmm today’s title was a tough decision. I was saving the shirt for a special occasion. I was going to wear it when we planned to drive from Mazatlan to Durango on one of the worlds most dangerous roads; “Espinazo del Diablo” otherwise known as The Devils Backbone. Filled with both perilous cliffs without guardrails, and crazy truckers who have no choice but to take blind corners in your lane due to the narrow roadway, this is apparently a hair raising journey that lasts for just under 200 miles of both beautiful scenery and enough stress to shave off 10 years of your life. Continue reading

Decision, decisions, decision

Only half way through Mexico and I am loving every minute of it. Well, almost every minute of it, there are some minor issues with the Van/gear that were out of my hands that are causing minor inconveniences. That with a few other things have left me with some decision making to do. Paul and I unfortunately are on different schedules which may mean we go separate ways. If that happens, I am left with 3 options. Continue reading

You’re in the jungle baby…you’re gonna die!

Rolling in to San Blas on what I think was a Tuesday it felt a bit dead even for such a small town, though we enjoyed the relaxed pace, which I assume is the norm. While scouting out the free campsite I noticed a couple kids stuck in the sand. I figured we should give them a hand, since it is only a matter of time until we end up in the same predicament. How many people does it take to translate what is needed to remove a truck stuck in sand….apparently 2 gringos and about 7 Mexicans. Naturally the girls were worthless, one spent the whole time telling me I was Beau-Ti-ful..yeah thanks I have known this for years, let me get the truck out.   Continue reading

“Is he pointing his gun at me?”

“Is he pointing his gun at me?” I asked Paul, not 10 minutes into our drive around Mazatlan Mx.  Now by gun I mean automatic rifle,and by him I mean GI I Joe, Cobra Commander, full on SWAT style Mexican Military Officer, with the mask and goggles and all.  I figured I was driving the wrong way down a one way street for the 4th time (the 3 times were unmarked roads I swear!), but no, this time I was going the right way, and at the same time straight towards 3 trucks full of these guys with automatic rifles.  Continue reading

Welcome

Welcome to 2guys1f@#….ok lets try this again.  Welcome, to 2guys1…minivan??  Yup, as you will see on this trip plans change, and it is important to be flexible.  Decided a truck wasn’t the best option for our needs. For the next 6 months to 80 years we will be driving around Central and South America in our 2004 Chevy Astro Van. We hope to use this site to provide useful information for others looking to embark on similar travels. We will provide info regarding the places we visit, general costs, the routes we take, and anything else that may be of interest. We encourage you all to sign up for the email auto notification, which is spam free, and will notify you automatically when we add new posts to the site  This will make it easier for both you, and us, as we will not be updating the blog often due to lack of internet availability/laziness.  We appreciate you following along and hope you enjoy the trip.

UPDATE:  I left Paul in Mexico to backpack his way through South America, and had temporarily returned to the US.  He fell behind schedule and was forced to skip places I wanted to see.  The posts for our trip are listed under “01 Trial-Run Mexico” in the destinations panel, the remaining sections are my solo trip.

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