Some friends of ours drove to Belize
from the US. They hit the Mexican border with $5000 us and were broke when they finally crossed into Belize
. Another group of buddies went climbing a couple of hundred kilometers outside of Mexico
City and were stopped for bribes multiple times by the police.
As for getting into and out of countries Costa Rica
is the most efficient, the Bahamas
the most fun, Mexico
the easiest, and the US is the worst period. On a flight from San Jose to the US it took us four hours from the time we landed to taxi to the gate, and get through immigration. When we got to customs
the lines were hours long. A customs
agent approached us and asked if Houston
was our final destination
. When we told him it was he escorted us, and several other people past the customs search points and onto the street. So much for security
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