All the pieces were in place, but we neglected to keep in mind that our luck had run its course. Panama not only refused to let in our cinematographer, but the rest of us as well.
We arrived at the border just after sunset, with adrenalin still gushing through our veins. It took just an hour to clear the Nicaraguan border, since they didn’t need to check our equipment piece-by-piece. We felt like we were really on a roll, but this endorphin rush didn’t last very long.
We drove 20 kilometres East to Cerro Negro, which is the youngest volcano in Central America, and one that’s also the most active in the region – having erupted 23 times since its birth in 1850.
The next day, it was time for another border crossing and another country – Honduras. And if we thought that the Guatemala border was bad, we hadn’t seen anything yet.
It took six hours for us to clear the border, but when we saw the beautiful sights of Guatemala we instantly fell in love with it!
When you think of Mexico, the first things that come to mind are sombreros, mariachi bands, tequila, and tacos! Needless to say, there’s a lot more to Mexican culture than these clichés.