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travel through Central America by kidjuxta on 19 December 2008 10:02am
Seasons greetings to you all!

I'm planning on travelling through Central America in February 2009 and plan to explore Mexico, Guatemala and Belize first and foremost. I was wondering if anybody had any experience of travelling all the way through Central America from Mexico down to Panama because I'd really love to hear how easy or difficult it had been...

Thank you!
Re: travel through Central America by bIG bLOGGER on 19 December 2008 4:09pm
Steve,It's a pity Mexico is getting itself a bad name because of so much appalling drug-cartel violence.You had better steer clear of all that.
...Season's Greetings to you,too.
Re: travel through Central America by Ken Dunn on 19 December 2008 5:36pm
I read about and saw a documentary on jungle territory in Belize so I don't know if the roads are easily passable.
I need a used postage stamp from Nicaragua for my world collection. Could you send me a postcard from there (if it's on your route)?!
Re: travel through Central America by tucsonmike on 20 December 2008 5:28pm
When you are in Mexico, are you just going to be in the areas near the Guatemala and Belize borders?

Soldiers from nearby Fort Huachuaca have been ordered not to travel into Mexico.

This is the latest State Department report for Mexico.

Re: travel through Central America by Vweithofer on 16 January 2009 6:32pm
Hello there,
My husband and I have been travelling trough Central America for about 4 month in 2008,from Panama to Mexico, all by chicken bus, and did ourselves not encounter any problems. You should follow a few rules though, mostly common sense, and you are safer if you speak and understand at least a bit of Spanish. Belize is fine, and has some of the better roads in CA. In Mexico we went only to Chiapas, from Guatemala (Remate) by boat. Better then road and much more fun watching monkeys. We have all documented on a blog, and invite you to read and watch fotos on www.travelpod.com, user: "veromarcos". Please do not miss Mexico due to drug news, and enjoy seeing all those Maya ruins!!
Happy to give more detailed advice if you wish.

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