Great photos, made me feel like I was watching one the old time travel shows on TV ;). Have never visited Mexico, so it's still a very foreign land to me, but definitely something to look forward to. You mentioned that the whole trip was 11,000 km, how much time did you spend covering it?
I think the old Minolta totally kicks G12's butt
My dad used to have the Kiev clone you mentioned, it was like magic to me as a kid. Developing and printing in our own bathroom, totally cool stuff, thank you for sparking that memory :)