2minionsontour backpacking escapades: Happy 1 year anniversary!

It´s been a while since we last posted in the blog. We´ve spent the past couple of months relaxing a bit more so haven´t got round to our Mexico blog yet. But it’ll be coming soon. First though, we wanted to indulge a bit and celebrate love – writing about a big thing for usContinue reading “2minionsontour backpacking escapades: Happy 1 year anniversary!”

2minionsontour backpacking escapades: Bordering on insanity

With 19 border crossings across 14 countries under our belt it’s safe to say they’ve been a staple for us in the last ten months. We never really thought too much about them when we were planning the trip, other than to double check visa requirements and potential costs. To be honest we were prettyContinue reading “2minionsontour backpacking escapades: Bordering on insanity”

Honduras

Three little lies First off, we should come clean up front that although we titled this blog post ‘Honduras’, it really should be called ‘Utila, Bay Islands Honduras’ as it’s the only place we really stayed in Honduras. That’s if you don’t count a planned overnight stay in the capital, Tegucigalpa (and by ‘stay’ weContinue reading “Honduras”

Nicaragua

Down but by no means out When we first started the trip back in October last year, we weren’t even sure if we’d make it to Nicaragua. Due to the political situation it was still on the ‘all but essential travel’ list for both the Netherlands and UK. So we added it (cautiously) to ourContinue reading “Nicaragua”

Costa Rica

It’s not easy being green Turns out Kermit was wrong. For Costa Rica at least, which has to have been one of the greenest countries we’ve visited on the trip so far.  As we traveled this small country we couldn’t help but be in constant awe of its beauty.  Something that Jeroen’s parents (who were traveling withContinue reading “Costa Rica”

2minionsontour backpacking escapades: Sleeping beauties

Well, some of the time so it seems. Before this trip we probably didn’t realize how precious a good night’s sleep was.  We generally got the 8 hours recommended per night (more or less). Since we started the trip, we’ve often been lucky to get 3-4 hours. Thankfully there’s been times when we’ve not beenContinue reading “2minionsontour backpacking escapades: Sleeping beauties”

2minionsontour backpacking escapades: what to wear, what to wear?

As we travel over the coming months, aside from writing about the places we visit, we want to document some of the backpacking experience we have; from the good, to the bad, to the ridiculous. First off, a topic probably falling in the latter category – baggage (particularly clothes!) Imagine you have to select 5%Continue reading “2minionsontour backpacking escapades: what to wear, what to wear?”