We had old off our stuff in the States, packed what we could in to the pickup and hit the road, we took 5 days to get here. The cats were not happy. Neither was I. I had had rotator cuff surgery and was still in cast and sling, unable to help drive, and all around miserable and uncomfortable; add to that the truck was overheating and we couldn't use the a/c so had to have the windows open the whole way, noisy, windy, hot, uncomfortable; but when I saw the signs as we entered Merida that all melted away.
There's a lot more to say about the transitions, but well today is a busy busy day so it will have to wait!
I still can't believe it's been 7 years!