White Collar Vagabond Central America Update
Hey Everyone, Jen and Konrad here with the White Collar Vagabond. First of all we would like to thank all of you for following our journey, we love hearing feedback from every one of you. It makes things so much more fun to have your engagement. Secondly, we want to give you a quick rundown of the first leg of our journey, as we are preparing for the next portion of our trip. We just wrapped up the Central American leg of our travels, and man was it a blast. As you are all aware, we drove 4,000 miles all the way from Atlanta Georgia, through Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and finally completed our Central American journey in Costa Rica. All in all, it was a fantastic experience, sometimes a little unnerving but overall well worth the experience. So here are a few things we have learned on our Central American journey. 1. We are thrilled that we did not wait for retirement to enjoy our lives. There are too many amazing places to visit and not enough time, so embarking on this journey has been very rewarding for us. 2. In Latin America, anything is possible, for the right price that is. This includes getting through the borders quickly and without hassle, paying off crooked cops to avoid a ticket or worse, and getting your passport and car papers stamped in one country, all while enjoying your time in another country. 3. Don't trust the cops 4. The Spanish language is different in every Latin country 5. Don't ever forget the sunscreen 6. Trying to sell a car to a Mayan is a family affair 7. The fruit just tastes better in Central America 8. There are dozens of ways to earn a living on the road 9. There are more expats living in Central America than I expected to see 10. There are numerous opportunities to start lucrative businesses abroad 11. Our company is not only surviving our travel, it is thriving and we are more productive than we are in the States. 12. Central Amercia has as many different words for "speed bumps" as Eskimos have for the word "SNOW". 13. You can in fact become a "morning person", even if you never have been one, especially when the sun rises by 5am everyday 14. Not only does a chicken bus provide a cheap form of transportation, it also provides amazing entertainment. 15. A snake is a snake, is a snake, unless it is a viper 16. All insects are supersized in Central America 17. Some people like to Astral Travel! 18. There are phenomenal opportunities to invest into beautiful property 19. You can get a 2 hour massage for only $40, yes, I said a 2 hour massage for $40 20. All Americans are rich, or at least that is the perception 21. It is much more pleasant to wake up to a rooster than it is to wake up to a blaring alarm clock, even when the rooster starts crowing at 4am. 22. There is an adventure waiting to happen around every corner 23. Time really does fly when you are having fun 24. Traveling with our dogs is easier than we expected 25. Many young couples travel with their kids for extended periods of time and say it is easy as well 26. And most importantly we have learned that we have so much to be grateful for ! We hope you have enjoyed being a part of our adventure so far and we look forward to sharing our journey with you going forward.