Traveling in Central America

Started by Big Cuntry, Oct 2, 2018, in Life Add to Reading List

  1. Big Cuntry
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    Oct 2, 2018
    So to make a long story short...I recently got out of a five year relationship and I'm looking to embark on a quarter life crisis journey out of the country since I've never traveled outside of the US as an adult.

    I'm thinking about going to Mexico City, then heading down through southern Mexico to Guatemala and Belize. I'm open to suggestions for places/countries to go though. Also any advice for best practices in terms of being thrifty/staying safe/not committing any cultural faux pas/anything I should know in general/other suggestions.

    I took Spanish for five years and I remember a lot of the basics but I'm def gonna brush up on it and I'm sure some of it will come back to me pretty fast.

    I'm also debating whether or not to take my old laptop so I can do some freelance work on the go and not have to worry about money so much...but taking a laptop also seems like a hassle and I wouldn't wanna get it stolen (which is why I'd take my old laptop).

    Thanks!
     
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    all i'm reading is "i'm about to make a huge mistake guys lol"

    if you plan on leaving America come here ya c-nt. then you can teach me spanish so i can get a connect for brix
     
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    I wanna travel to australia real bad but I'm ballin on a budget right now so I'm tryina go to places that are cheaper
     
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    If u see a nice truck wit a skull decal u dead af :')
    Sorry bout ur relationship tho
     
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    so i don't say this to dull your enthusiasm to go further south––but you can honestly do a whole month in mexico, split between the sort of isolated areas around tulum and then exploring mexico city, which is massive and full of historical shit and modern culture and is easily navigable.

    but beyond mexico, i've spent some time in central america and honestly cannot recommend costa rica highly enough

    unless you're doing some kinda voodoo freelance work where you get paid immediately, don't worry about working
     
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    ^ Hes keepin it one hundo. Bad hombres aside, tulum has sum of the most beautiful reserves of life. Def do a nature tour there.
    Stop off at puebla city too, architecture there is more amazing than the fact that eminem still has stans
     
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    I was in Mexico City for about 10 days and still didn't see everything I wanted to, theres a lot to do there.

    spent another 3 weeks going from Puebla to Oaxaca then Palenque on the border with Guatamala then made my way up to Merdia in the north, all amazing places. Would also highly recommend the area around Tulum and Playa del Carmen. Stay away from Cancun though, unless wasting money is your thing.

    Have heard good things about the western coast too but never been.
     
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    I appreciate the advice yall, a lot of my friends have been selling me on Mexico City so I might end up spending all my time there and in the surrounding areas. Seeing a bunch of Mayan ruins especially is something I've always wanted to do, it was such a fascinating/advanced culture for its time.

    I actually went to Coast Rica on a school trip in high school and it was amazing, I'd definitely go back as an adult. I've also done the resort Mexico thing with my family before so I'll def be staying away from that aspect.

    Do you guys have any advice as to where to stay? Did yall bounce around hostels or stay in airbnbs in people's homes or what? I'm definitely trying to stay on the cheaper end but I'm also not above paying a little more to be a bit more comfortable for a few days too.
     
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    Stayed at my cousins house. Pretty nice if you're looking for someone to snort heron with
     
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    stayed with a friend in MC. Hostels in Tulum are great but it in other places its really just luck of the draw, some are pretty shabby others are amazing. Plus they're always the cheapest option. Airbnbs probably a good bet around the developed areas, not sure you'll even find any in the more rural parts
     
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    Sorry about the break-up

    If you end up seeing Mexico City I truly recommend stopping by at Teotihuacan if you can, there's tons of buses/tours that take you there, those pyramids are a sight to behold!

    So much to do in Mexico City, only went there once and I barely scratched the surface to say the least. The toxic smog in the air>>>>
    Come to the state of Jalisco if you want to see our true culture
     
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    Just don’t bring a gucci bag on your trip to Mexico
     
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    I've never stayed in a hostel before but I figure it's pretty easy to bounce and move to a new one after a night if it's too shitty yeah?

    When I went on a roadtrip recently I used non-private airbnbs for the first time and it was dope and way cheaper than a private one or a hotel. Never had any bad experiences with the hosts either. Yeah I figured airbnbs would probably be something I'd do in Mexico City proper or other cities if I decided to use 'em.

    So far @El Puto's cousin is my top choice though
    Thanks man, it's all good though. It's been ups and downs but I think it was the right decision.

    I have mild asthma so I'm slightly worried about the pollution but I'm sure it'll be fine. Def checking out Teotihuacan. You got any recs for Jalisco?
     
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    @Fire Squad send bc a Chivas jersey to take to Mexico city. Make the locals give him a warm welcome :emoji_smirk:
     
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    yeah exactly thats pretty much what hostels are for, just a place to dump your bags and sleep. but also good for meeting other travellers. I'm not sure but there probably are a few good ones in Mexico City too. i've never stayed in a non-pvt airbnb but that sounds like a good option also
     
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    Is there usually a safe place to leave valuables and such in hostels or is that sketch?
     
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    usually yes. but always good to keep a lock on your bags in case
     
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    DO IT! Life is too short to not take risks/seek adventure. I'd reccomend Costa Rica. And if you end up there, go to Playa Dominical. My buddy owns a brewery down there, and has lived there for the last 4 years. He refuses to leave. I'll make sure you're taken care of on the off chance you make it that far.
     
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