We decided against purchasing the Central America map package for our GPS because we were told it was easy to get around with a good map. Ken pulled out the fancy, waterproof map and we were on our way. If only it were that easy.
We spent almost 2 weeks enjoying Mexico while speaking only rudimentary Spanish in a car with US license plates. We did not exactly blend in, yet we traveled freely throughout the country with no issues. No bandidos, no corrupt cops, nothing but fun and great memories.
We decided to cross the border into Guatemala via Tapachula, Mexico. Tapachula is the largest city in Mexico that is close to the Guatemalan border (it's about 19 miles from the border) and like most border towns, it's not the most welcoming.
By the time we made it to this quaint town, Tag, Elle and I were done. Done unloading and loading the car. Done staying in hotels and filling multiple water bottles every day. Done walking new cities and exploring quaint alleys and markets. Done. Done. Done. So needless to say, Oaxaca was a quick trip.