Gabriela’s quest for safety: Pregnant mom gets her boys through sickness, a trash train and 3,000 miles

( CNN) Gabriela Hernandez and her two sons joined the “migrant caravan” of travelers across Mexico toward the United States, some hoping to cross the border. This is her narrative of the journey, collected from multiple visits and interviews.

March 25: Tapachula

She is late.

Gabriela Hernandez has missed the caravan marching north.

As she realise her mistake, she also knows she can’t let it go.

She scrounges up enough coins to pay for a taxi. Not knowing exactly where the group is, they simply head north, asking along the way in the hope they will catch up with the group.

The pregnant mom of two has never before left Honduras. Now, she has fled our own countries, traversed Guatemala and determined herself in the southern Mexican border city of Tapachula.

“I was very scared. I didn’t even have a dollar for a hotel, ” she says later.

When she arrived with her two little boys, she didn’t know whom to trust.

Gabriela’s journey across thousands of miles

CNN reporter follows a caravan of migrants