Airports all over the world offer wonderful Bloody Mary’s in the bars and restaurants. It may be because many travelers need that pep to get relaxed before their next flight or maybe just because they’re the best made by the bartenders of the jet set. For what ever reason they are good, pack a punch and they are expensive. Don’t leave home without it!
My backpack sits on the counter ready to leave tomorrow for a 6 week trip throughout Guatemala and Honduras alone. My 22 year old twin boys are giving me hell. “Your gonna get killed”, “Your gonna get robbed”. Not just them but everyone I know think the boogie man is around every corner and only happy in their comfort zone. Adrenalin is a good thing, keeps us on our toes and makes life interesting.
I am a smart, middle age gal with a great love for travel and I WILL NOT let the boogie man scare me off! Everyone has the right to be able to enjoy a trip without looking over their shoulder all the time. Don’t get me wrong, I am always aware of what is happening around me. I don’t take unnecessary or stupid chances but I go to have fun and that is what I will do.
Not only is it a shame that Central America has such a high crime rate but it is also a shame that so many people miss such a great chance to see and experience other cultures. Travel cost are at a minimum, the weather is wonderful (all of this from what I have read) and there is so to learn.
Lighten up people and enjoy!