TAKEOFF | 5001: Mexico a Caballo

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DAY 1: TAKEOFF!

“The gladdest moment in human life is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton

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DAY 1. San Andres Itzapa TO San Martin Jilotepeque GUATEMALA.

25 kms | 830 to 130 pm | 9km walking.

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AUDIO: Day 1 and Introduction to our second journey, 5001: Mexico a Caballo.

 

DAY 1 | TAKEOFF.

 

DIA 1 | EL INICIO

https://youtu.be/SmFrxwlpbsU

 

Guatemala steep. Lots of walking when trekking with only one loaded horse.

https://youtu.be/K6mVA2sP3Rs

 

Lots of hills…lots of time to enjoy the views.

 

Arriving at our destination. Roxy all good.

 

DAY 1 moments of chill.

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Roxy eating her grass while I walk her down a steep hill.

 

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At the bottom of a long hill, waiting to cross the single lane bridge.

 

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Roxy being greeted by her host and guide Virginia, at the end of the day.

 

I last saw my host Davil Alburez when I attended the horse parade he hosted last November, a month after I met him at the Zaragoza horse parade. I’m visiting for the weekend: wedding, then a mini horse parade before I continue north on Monday. Awesome man, awesome family…Big THANKS…

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Helping to set up a wedding.

 

San Martin Jilotepeque Magno Desfile Hipico

The Zaragoza Horse Parade

 

You can support our journey and learn how to solo horse travel by buying our book!

https://5000milesofhope.org/essential-guide/

 

The reason for our trip:

 

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TAKEOFF | 5001: Mexico a Caballo

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