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Crossing from Guatemala to Mexico

Sneaking between the Cartels

sunny 93 °F

Our crossing from Guatemala to Mexico included a minibus, boat, taxi, and another minibus. After all the bus hijacking stories we read about, to say we were a little nervous, is an understatement. We had traveled so far over 51 borders without any problems, and we were hoping that our last border crossing would be a smooth one.

We stamped out of Guatemala and enjoyed a pleasant 30 minute boat ride down the river to the Mexican immigration station. Why the cities don’t have their immigration directly across the river is a mystery to us.

Thankfully our over preparation and stashing of our valuables was in excess and we made it safely without a hitch. Unless you count the bus driver stopping at his house for a quick bite to eat, or waiting in a gas station to meet up with his buddy’s truck load of passengers.

Posted by Robin-and-Kevin 06:50 Archived in Guatemala

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