After 11 months on the road, we landed in Milan Linate on 23 April and then travelled with the SBB to Bern, where our parents gave us a warm welcome. We spent the summer in Switzerland and will fly back to Mexico City on September 16, 2019 to continue our journey.Read more
A disastrous gift
In Ensenada we turn east onto MEX 3. Our destination: San Felipe on the east coast of Baja California. Soon we pass the first of many military controls in "Lower California" - the peninsula we are currently on.
We drive to the barrier and are stopped by two heavily armed military men. "De dónde vienen?" - Hmmm, long faces on our part ... - "De D Ó N D E?", one of the strikingly young military men repeats slowly and clearly. Ahhh, from where we are, he wants to know! I proudly answer with my previously rehearsed sentence: "Somos de Suiza". - We receive "Ándale" again as an answer. At the same time, the military official, with a clear gesture of his hand, indicates to us that we may continue.
Today marks the beginning of a new chapter for us. We leave the USA after five months and cross the border to Mexico. Admittedly, we are quite nervous! On the one hand because we don't speak Spanish (yet) and on the other hand because none of us has ever travelled in a Latin American country and we simply have respect for the unknown.Read more