Entering our fourth border successfully, we are feeling more confident about traveling with Bentley through each country.
So far, in EVERY country we have been in, someone has helped us and cared for us. So many times we have stopped on the side of the road and in minutes, someone is there to help. There are nice people and nicer people. This is an experience of a lifetime and one that teaches us to live “outside” of the box that society so conditions us to live in and we are learning to be more giving to others as we experience how others are so giving to us. When we see how others live in third world countries, we quickly judge how “we think” they should live. Because where we come from, it is all about who has the most “stuff” and who is “right”. Here it is all about how to survive and how to better take care of each other. Along the way, we have experienced these amazing people who laugh, who are together and who, despite their lack of, they just want to help with NO expectations in return. Scott and I are learning to see things from their eyes and that most people here are so happy.
This journey is very tough, I won’t lie! Sometimes “heaven” and sometimes “hell”. (a quote from our friend, Jeffrey Polnaja. A world traveler of 79 countries). This has challenged all three of us at times to question whether or not we can continue. Other times, we can’t imagine doing anything else!
This next video is one of the wonderful “breaks” in our traveling that we can sit back and go, AHHHHH and say, yes!, we CAN continue on this journey. To hear the sound of the ocean at night gives us tranquillity. The calmness of the day at the beach to read and rest is what helped us to get recentered and recharged to continue moving forward.
One more video of the rest of our time in El Salvador. Our friend Richard from Guatemala put us in touch with a moto shop called Motorider. Thankfully they carried the tires we specifically wanted. So, Mario (the shop owner) provided Scott with work space and for the three of us, a beautiful place to stay at his Coffee Farm up in the mountain. (up the very steep mountain)
With new shoes, chains and sprockets, we are off to Honduras!