Sunday, June 14, 2015

Pan-American Highway in a new LeBaron convertible

This is another episode of Great Journeys (BBC) worth watching. Hugo Williams drove from Texas to the end of the Pan-American Highway in Yaviza, Panama, in a brand new, late 80s, Chrysler LeBaron convertible. What's nuts, besides the fact that he was a gringo in a please-mug-me-car, was that he did this during the Central American civil wars.

Sadly, unlike the episode about China, not much has changed in Mexico and Central America in the last three decades. There is still a lot of poverty and violence. The only difference I've caught in this episode is that there are now more skyscrapers in Mexico City and Panama City.

And that Maximon character in Guatemala? I saw "him" too on my trip.

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