Follow the published narration and story of two friends traveling South, through 15 countries and two continents. From Ottawa Canada to Buenos Aires, Argentina, Rob and Nik are set to embark on a journey meant to take a year, to be completed in a mere 2 months.

January - March 2011 : A year in the making..

We promise this blog will not only be awesome to read, but PACKED with info on how to plan your own trip........

the RIGHT way.

With only two months to complete the trip, we'll be cramming in tons of VIDEOS, PICS and useful and hopefully funny info.

Stay tuned for the Extended Video Log on my YouTube Channel after the trip; this blog is only the beginning....

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Finally! Some Videos! -Rob

So I spent the past 48 hours uploading videos, yeah it takes that long for just a few sneak peaks. After yesterday's post we took a drive in the ocean, the waves weren't too spectacular. The food we ate, lackluster, we're still on the hunt for some good, scratch that, great mexican food, but have yet to find any. It doesn't help when the local names for a lot of the items are unfamiliar to us.

Polypos. "Calamari", he says. In Mexico, calamari is not fried, and it is not squid. It is rare-cooked Octopus. We did not know this and I woke up in the morning still with suckers stuck in my teeth.
Crab's legs: don't come with crackers, you better have strong teeth to open them up.
Soups: Made with local water, must learn to avoid soups for the safety of our digestive tract.

But, what is cool is the beer that in unlimited-ly included in the price of the "buffet". You can re-fill any time you want. Beer isn't cold enough? If it's half full and luke warm, he pops another one on the table. Still cost us 150 pesos each, we still have to learn to eat cheaper.

The wind picked up insanely overnight, when we got up this morning the surf is about hmm looking at it now, maybe 4-5 feet. Impressively scary, we want to try swimming it but there's definitely no one else out there trying. It seems like Latin America is clouding over everywhere but the Pacific, so we might be in for some scattered rain for the next few days.

We went out for breakfast and finally had a half decent meal at a beachside restaurant. Everything here opens at 10 though, so we had to walk for a while until it opened up. Any business is good business to the locals though, the last two meals we were the only people in the restaurants; makes you ponder both how they stay open and how hard you have to work to earn a few pesos. It must pick up in the busy season, this is a resort town afterall.

Here's where we staying in Veracruz

It's the ocean!! Whole place to ourselves again!

A little fun down by the ocean, a great way to get sand in the lens.

Nice view, alright beach
Our Wal-Mart bathing suit modeling show

We were getting some local laughs trying to be impressive

I'm gonna let you guess what this is. Hint: its mentioned in the post.

Here's a little sneak peak of what we we're experiencing just outside the Mexican border. This town was truly impressive. These birds, I swear, at least 10 in every tree.

This is us chillin' having lunch in one of the small towns outside Naranjos. The orange juices are huge and tasty!

Heres my first backflip video. Sigh, people are asking what the hell is he doing stupid crap like that for...? Well, everyone has a gimmick when you do these trips, this will be mine. Starting here and for every country we pass through, I'm gonna do a backflip for some entertainment and memories. :)

Finally, us bringing in a KLR to see if it'll fit inside the hotel. They will go arm and leg for your business, so this ensured the safety of our bikes...even though they're parked outside right now cause they didn't quite fit. At least we got them in.

Tomorrow: SAN CRISTOBAL!! And more tolls....a lot more...

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