Neven Boyanov

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A roadtrip from the US to Panama. On the 14th of April I´m crossing the border US/Mexico on my way south. I will spend around a month in Mexico and the rest in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. I´ll drive my own beautiful Toyota Corolla 1990 and mostly camp or sleep in hostels. I like to find remotely places without tons of tourists and get to feel the vibe of the coutries I visit through the locals. Plan for the trip - trekking, climbing, meeting locals, camping, being free!

Hometown: 
Burgas, Bulgaria
When did you start your travels?: 
02/16/2016
Reason for taking this trip: 
A gap year between university and work, It´s a great opportunity to look into myself and realize what I want to do after the trip is over.
Why did you decide to drive?: 
It gives me the freedom and flexibility to visit any place and get off the beaten path!
Are you also taking along pets?: 
No
Are you also taking along children?: 
No
What type of car are you driving?: 
Toyota Corolla 1990
Did you make any modifications to your car for this trip?: 
Just regular maintainence
How did you save up or finance your trip?: 
Savings from my university years
How long do you plan on traveling?: 
4-6 months
Where do you plan on driving? : 
Panama, maybe continue backpacking to South America
What were your family’s and friends’ reactions when you told them about your trip before you left?: 
Friends, excited and supporting (a bit jelouls I guess). Family - worried and partly disagreeing but eventually very supportive.
What languages do you speak? Will you learn more on your trip?: 
Bulgarian, German, English and Russian (a bit). Learning Spanish on my trip
Do you have a favorite place that you've visited?: 
New Zealand but was severeal years ago. On this trip - Yosemite.
What was the weirdest thing you experienced on your trip?: 
Camping in the Utah desert. Not really weird but truly amazing
What was the worst border crossing?: 
Yet to come
Do you have any advice for others who may be considering driving the Americas?: 
If you look for it, you´ll find many reasons not to do the trip... but JUST DO IT. And you won´t regret a second.
Neven_B