Trip story: Discovering The Americas in 6 months!

Travel blogger: Christelle & Cedric

November 2017

127 Days

10321 Km

8 Countries

33 Articles


Trip story highlights

Hi!

After 10 years dreaming about it, we are finally off to discover the world!

Destination:The Americas with New York, Ottawa and then Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua and wherever the wind takes us for the next 6 months!


Travel articles

Christelle & Cedric

COLOMBIA

Salento & Cocora Valley
    What was supposed to be a 3 hours trip (as per google maps) from Cali ended up being a 6 hours trip with one Ube...
Discovering The Americas in 6 months!
Colombia
Hotel

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COLOMBIA

Cali
  First stop in Colombia: Cali! After 40 hours without sleeping we were happy to be welcomed in a beautiful colonial...
Discovering The Americas in 6 months!
Colombia
AirBnB

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COSTA RICA

Rio Celeste
  Last step in Costa Rica : Rio Celeste! The road to get to our Airbnb cabana lost in middle of nowhere was so diffi...
Discovering The Americas in 6 months!
Costa Rica
AirBnB

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COSTA RICA

Arenal & Cerro Chato
  Costa Rica offers so much diversity in the landscapes ! From the Caribbeans Coast to inland, we had the feeling to...
Discovering The Americas in 6 months!
Costa Rica
AirBnB

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COSTA RICA

Tortuguero
  Still on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica is Tortuguero (“ where turtles lay their eggs”). 3 weeks before we were...
Discovering The Americas in 6 months!
Costa Rica
Hostel

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COSTA RICA

Cahuita & Puerto Viejo
    After discovering the driest lands in Costa Rica in Montezuma, time to cross the country to go to the Caribbeans...
Discovering The Americas in 6 months!
Costa Rica
AirBnB

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COSTA RICA

Montezuma
Montezuma is a hippie/fishermen village located on the southern part of the Nicoya Peninsula. Nicknamed Montefuma (I l...
Discovering The Americas in 6 months!
Costa Rica
AirBnB

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COSTA RICA

Manual Antonio & Nauyaca Falls
    From Monteverde, Manual Antonio national park is roughly 4 hours away. We arrived and went straight to a nice res...
Discovering The Americas in 6 months!
Costa Rica
AirBnB

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COSTA RICA

Superman in Monteverde!
      First journey with our 4x4 and we are glad we picked this car! Except from the main network of roads in the c...
Discovering The Americas in 6 months!
Costa Rica
Hotel

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COSTA RICA

Rincon de la Vieja
  My mum joined us for a road trip around Costa Rica for 3 weeks! After many problems around car rentals booking can...
Discovering The Americas in 6 months!
Costa Rica
Hostel

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COSTA RICA

San Jose
  Bye bye Nicaragua hello Costa Rica! 14 hours to do 300 kms. Imagine your worst journey well we had everything you cou...
Discovering The Americas in 6 months!
Costa Rica
Hostel

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NICARAGUA

El Castillo & Indio Maiz
  A bit off the beaten track is the Nicaraguan Jungle. When I heard we could see monkeys, parrots, basilico (lizard w...
Discovering The Americas in 6 months!
Nicaragua
Hotel

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NICARAGUA

Playa el Coco
  We aborted our stay in San Juan del Sur to go to Playa el Coco , 20kms from there still on the Pacific Coast. The...
Discovering The Americas in 6 months!
Nicaragua
Hotel

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NICARAGUA

San Juan del Sur & Playa Maderas
We were sad to leave Playa Popoyo but that's our nomad lifestyle: We can't settle in just one place at the moment ! W...
Discovering The Americas in 6 months!
Nicaragua
Hostel

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NICARAGUA

Pure Bliss in Playa Popoyo- Le bonheur e...
        After 2 months and a half without being at the beach we clearly missed it. Looks like our 7 years in Austral...
Discovering The Americas in 6 months!
Nicaragua
Hotel

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NICARAGUA

Ometepe
  After 2 weeks in cities time to go green and visit Ometepe Island. What was supposed to be a 4h ride turned to be...
Discovering The Americas in 6 months!
Nicaragua
Hostel

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NICARAGUA

Granada
After the young and bubbling Leon we went to Granada, 3 hours south of Leon. The atmosphere and history of this city is...
Discovering The Americas in 6 months!
Nicaragua
AirBnB

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NICARAGUA

Leon la revolutionnaire- Leon: The home...
  Time to leave the mountains of Guatemala and head to hot Nicaragua. We skipped Honduras and El Salvador due to the c...
Discovering The Americas in 6 months!
Nicaragua
Hostel

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GUATEMALA

Chichicastenango
From San Pedro we went to the biggest local market in Guatemala: Chichicastenango , nicknamed Chichi.Every Thursdays and...
Discovering The Americas in 6 months!
Guatemala
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GUATEMALA

L'enchanteur Lac Atitlan- The mesmerisin...
  Final stop of our trip in Guatemala: Lake Atitlan. From Antigua it’s an easy 3 hours’ trip in shuttle, so easy for...
Discovering The Americas in 6 months!
Guatemala
Hotel

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GUATEMALA

Acatenango: Notre premier volcan - Our f...
    To start off the New Year in style, we’ve decided to do something we’ve never done before: climbing a volcano! A...
Discovering The Americas in 6 months!
Guatemala
Camping

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GUATEMALA

La belle Antigua- Antigua the most beaut...
From Flores we decided to reach Antigua a colonial city. All the buses run by tourism agency were super expensive so we...
Discovering The Americas in 6 months!
Guatemala
AirBnB

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GUATEMALA

La mystique Tikal -Tikal the mystic
    Time to leave paradise and discover a new country : Guatemala !Another day in local ferry, buses and shuttle ......
Discovering The Americas in 6 months!
Guatemala
Hostel

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BELIZE

Un-Belize-Able!
When we told our family and friends we were going to spend Christmas in Belize, a lot of people asked us if it was a c...
Discovering The Americas in 6 months!
Belize
AirBnB

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MEXICO

Calakmul, au coeur de la cité Maya la pl...
  Final stop of the Mexican leg of our trip: Calakmul! Calakmul was the biggest Mayan city of the region. Eternal e...
Discovering The Americas in 6 months!
Mexico
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MEXICO

Bienvenue au Paradis Bacalar - Welcome t...
    After waking up in order to find an hospital to find my anti-rabies serum (we found it, first injection done !),...
Discovering The Americas in 6 months!
Mexico
AirBnB

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MEXICO

Ek Balam, Valladolid & X'Canche
  Another day another Mayan ruins ! Valladolid is perfectly located in the middle of Yucatán to have all the Cenote,...
Discovering The Americas in 6 months!
Mexico
Hotel

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MEXICO

A la recherche des flamants rose à Rio L...
  If for a lot of people the Yucatan Peninsula is limited to amazing beaches and relaxing time, we discovered that it...
Discovering The Americas in 6 months!
Mexico
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MEXICO

Tulum, le village Hippie Chic qui a bien...
    Wednesday morning, after 3 hours sleep time to say Goodbye to Ines and Reyna and head to Tulum - The Hippie Chic t...
Discovering The Americas in 6 months!
Mexico
AirBnB

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MEXICO

Teotihuacan "où les Dieux sont nés"- Teo...
        During our week in Mexico City we’ve decided to visit Teotihuacan-  the largest city in the pre-Columbian...
Discovering The Americas in 6 months!
Mexico
No night spent here

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MEXICO

Une semaine parfaite à Mexico- A perfect...
    Time to start speaking Spanish now! We start with Mexico City where our friend Ines lives. We came in 2009 for...
Discovering The Americas in 6 months!
Mexico
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CANADA

Ottawa!
  Second stop of the Trip: Ottawa in cold Canada.   7 years ago when we decided to move to Australia we were hesita...
Discovering The Americas in 6 months!
Canada
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UNITED STATES

New York New Yoooork!
  First stop of our World tour : NEW YORK! We’ve picked this destination to meet our little cousin Clara, visit Cedri...
Discovering The Americas in 6 months!
United States
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