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The adventures of Fe & Chris

Packed and ready to go

The title is rather more a hopeful condition than a statement of fact. Our bags are packed, so that bit is true at least. I’m not quite sure we are ready to go.

We fly from Edinburgh to London, then to Mexico City tomorrow and staying in an airport hotel; a rather easy start you might think, and that would be a fair statement. Next day however, things get a little more unknown. We fly from Mexico City to Tapachula on the border with Guatemala which we are hoping to enter before nightfall. We are armed with a few fuzzily photographed pages describing how to leave Mexico, surreptitiously snapped from a guidebook in a reputable bookshop (well we weren’t going to buy the book and lug it around - have you seen the size of it?).

We have made lots of plans for further down the line: we are going to work for Operation Wallacea in Honduras for a couple of months and drive around New Zealand in a camper van but for the first few weeks of our travels we haven’t the faintest idea what we will do or see - just travelling, for the sake of travelling.


  bob wrote @ May 30th, 2007 at 8:49 am

You have obviously been out of work for months to have time to set up this elaborate website.

Please post a photo of you looking silly in a Mexican hat.

  Emma wrote @ May 30th, 2007 at 4:01 pm

This website is the most exciting thing that has happened here in months! Well done. I agree, the seaquirts are very pretty. I guess you are in the air by now (e-mails take a little longer to reach SG) so hope you have landed safely. Have fun and when things get tough, just remember Shackleton! From a small island covered in snow, Emma xx

  Emma wrote @ May 31st, 2007 at 1:23 pm

when you get to Guatemala, can you go to the Post Office and check if they have any more of my mail? One of my this year’s birthday cards came here via Guatemala (must be very close to South Georgia in the sorting office) and I’m still missing some presents from last year!

  Chris wrote @ June 2nd, 2007 at 12:43 am

Bob, I´ve got a lovely hemp Tilley Hat which is doing a fine job keeping off the Guatemalan drizzle. Will be back in Mexico in a few months and downgrade just to please you.

  Chris wrote @ June 2nd, 2007 at 12:46 am

Emma, we´re in Guatemala! Haven´t found a P.Off yet, but will be sure to ask when we do. Might have to be next week when we´ve learnt enough Spanish for this complex transaction ;-)

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