Border Crossing: Tuscon – Agua Prieta – Chihuahua

When I met Vasilisa, she proudly showed me her shiny new, ultra-sleek, super-compact sleeping bag.  My 12 year old bag, in relation to her´s, looked like an antique that belonged in a sleeping bag museum!

We started out trip to Central America from Tuscon, USA and caught almost the last shuttle to the Mexico border which cost US $30 each.

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Ready to go: Mexico – Brazil

Joshua Ready to Go!

Amount of Time Spent Packing: 1 hour
Weight of Backpack: 55 Lbs / 25 kilos
3 Most Important Things: Leatherman knife, Patagonia rain jacket, Canadian bag tag
Something I wish I could bring but can’t: My car!
Thing I’ll miss most from home: My family & friends, snowboarding
I most look forward to: Volunteering at Espaanglisch School in Peru
I least look forward to: Sitting for days on buses

Vasilisa Ready to Go!

Amount of Time Spent Packing: 3 hours
Weight of Backpack: 33 Lbs / 15 kilos
3 Most Important Things: Passport, Sleeping bag, Medicine & Cosmetics travelling kit
Something I wish I could bring but can’t: Bathroom
Thing I’ll miss most from home: My family & friends, Cherry dog
I most look forward to: New Year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I least look forward to: Visa extension in Peru