While our nerve-racking encounter with the cops the previous night was still fresh in our minds, we started day #11 with refreshed spirits and headed towards the southern state of Oaxaca (pronounced as wah-HAH-kah).
I started drinking coffee in my early teen thanks to my grandmother. Every day she would make the aromatic brew by pouring hot water into a long sock-like cotton filter filled with coffee grounds. Learn about the coffee culture in Singapore.
After an unexpected delay in Texas, we finally crossed Rio Grande and into Mexico on day #6 towards our destination of Guatemala.
The warnings from people about corrupted cops and drug cartels in Mexico linger at the back of our minds as we drove through five Mexican states of Coahuila, San Luis Potosi, Veracruz, Oaxaca, and Chiapas.