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Three-month independent trip through Central America

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Only a couple of weeks ago I had Andrea right by my side for 8 hours a day in the office. One day he was bitten by the mosquito of the trips -hmmm ... it was even my fault- and he left with what he put to Mexico with a friend to spend three unforgettable months traveling through Central America.

Waiting for someone to replace it, a server accumulates the work and incidentally the healthy envy is making an invoice at the end of the day. As right now I could not - or yes? - get on a plane and do the same as her, I am pleased to follow her journey that we publish below.

Mexico DC and Oaxaca

They landed in Mexico at the beginning of March with a flight with a stopover in Atlanta and arrived at the enormous capital of the country. They were only one day visiting but with this they confirmed the traffic chaos, the dust and the enormity of the place they imagined.

After the capital they went to Oaxaca where they spent a couple of nights. Apparently it is one of the favorite places of travelers visiting Mexico. It took six hours to arrive on a journey that brightened their eyes with an endless catwalk of cacti on the road.

Oaxaca is a quiet town, with charm and where tourism is well present. The Zocalo - the square in the center of the city - is beautiful where people sell inventiveness to tourists. The center consists of narrow streets with small houses of different colors giving the place a beautiful color.

Through a tour, during the second day in Oaxaca they visited El Tule: A huge tree that is 2,000 years old and weighs 500 tons. It is the widest tree on the planet and needs a whopping 5,000 liters of water a day to remain the tourist attraction that feeds.

They also approached Mitla, Mexico's second archeological site par excellence. The tour finally ended with a celebrated visit to the famous Mezcal factories where they make the country's favorite drink, Tequila. With six free shots per visitor, our Austrian friends began to introduce themselves to everyone and became infected with the happiness that this miraculous drink brings.

According to the Lonely Planet, Mexico is the only Central American country where it is safe to travel by night coach, so they decided to leave for San Cristobal de las Casas where they arrived in the morning.

Guatemala

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