This Yucatan trip is stressing me out.
It’s so much different than planning a trip in Europe. Europe is so ridiculously easy to get around. Mexico, Belize and Guatemala have no trains. Official websites concerning buses suck or are non-existent, especially in Belize and Guatemala and border crossings are way more difficult than they need to be and there’s a million different entrance and exit fees and they really add up. The only decent website is for the 1st class buses in Mexico, but they’re too expensive for my budget. Ugh. I guess I’ll just have to play it by ear when I get there. I’m still kinda hoping for a hurricane so I can use my travel insurance to get my money back and use my 2 weeks off to fly somewhere else that’s easy to get around and stress free. I don’t want to come home exhausted, I want to come home refreshed. Wahhh.
Nope, it’s not a bad idea at all. That’s what I did. Everyone had their first couchsurfing experience and backpacking experience at some point. You gotta start out somewhere. There’s lots of helpful information online to help you out, too.
Yeah, kinda. But I try not to get too worried. I’m staying in a touristy part of the country so I should be fine. And I feel safer that I’m going with a friend. We’ll be fine.