Stuck in Belize

The other day we got an email from some fellow travelers in Belize – a place we have never been. It turns out they are on their own VW bus trip, but having a few problems. In fact, they were stuck and in need of some major help.

What could we do? Well, I know a guy in Central Guatemala. He knows a guy in the north, etc – that’s the way the VW family works. Anyway, after literally pushing their bus across the border to Guatemala (it probably sucked at the time, but makes a great story to tell later) and connecting with some friends of friends, they are on the road again.

It’s a nice feeling. Even though we’ve been taking a little break from our road-trip for the holidays, we are still connecting  to other travelers and making some new (virtual) friends. Best of luck to Sarah and Marc – maybe we’ll see you down the road!

Jason!  Thank you so much for your help and for putting us in touch with Francisco in Coban!  After 2 weeks of having different mechanics in Belize try to fix our bus (her name is Bella), we finally had her towed to the border and pushed her across, then had her towed to Santa Elena where we contacted Francisco.  He sent a friend of his to find us and bring us to a vw mechanic….. 2 hours later we are finally back on the road.  We went from feeling like our trip was falling apart to feeling like finally someone was willing to help and ABLE to help.

Thanks to your blog (which we read a lot of before leaving on our trip) and thanks to your willingness to help, we are back on the road.  Let’s hope it stays that way 🙂

A million thank yous

Sarah and Marc Labelle

3 thoughts on “Stuck in Belize

  • December 20, 2010 at 5:54 PM

    Holy jeez! That puts our anxieties in perspective, I guess. Wow.

    Hey, thanks for sharing such a wonderful blog. My wife and I and our four year old son have been following it as we too are on the road. Love the hilarious adventures you guys get yourselves into! Found your blog via DrivetheAmericas website. Cool. Many times when we are tired of the road, we look at your travels with a kid and say…”See! They are doing it too!”. Happy holidays!


  • December 20, 2010 at 6:43 PM

    your help must have been more than just a timely xmas gift 🙂

  • December 20, 2010 at 11:53 PM

    You guys just scored some serious positive VW karma! Nice work!

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