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Tales from an intrepid viajero in Latin America Despite promising myself that I´d never be so self-indulgent as to write a blog that´s exactly what I´m going to do. Welcome to the blog that I´m writing while studying Spanish and travelling in Latin America over the next 8 months


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Being a locutor on the radio in Xela

Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 | Views [862]

I`m not exactly sure how, but a few days ago I made my "debut" on one of the radio stations in Xela. It appears that my trip to the crater of Santiaguito is something that people around Xela find quite exciting - everyone that I have spoken ... Read more >

Tags: radio interview

Gallery: The Laguna Brava and other adventures near the Mexican Border

Monday, 9 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery

The week I spent near the Mexican Border uncovering some of Guatemala´s hidden gems
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100% Explorador - Uncovering The Laguna Brava and other treasures near the Mexican border

Monday, 9 Mar 2009 | Views [3065]

Following the Extreme Adventure to the crater of Volcan Santiaguito, I spent last week exploring the "virgin territory" ( as Don Eduardo likes to call it) of Guatemala that is near the Mexican border in Huehuetenango. Don Eduardo (owner of ... Read more >

Gallery: Extreme Adventure (part 2) - Hike to the Crater of Volcan Santiaguito

Monday, 9 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery

2 day hike to the Crater of what is one of the ten most active volcanos in the world
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Gallery: Extreme Adventure - 2 day hike to the Crater of Santiaguito

Monday, 9 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery

Two day hike to the crater of Volcan Santiaguito - one of the ten most active volcanos in the world...
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Extreme Adventure (or madness) - going to the crater of Volcan Santiaguito

Monday, 2 Mar 2009 | Views [3441] | Comments [1]

Having just gone to the crater of one of the 10 most active volcanoes in the world I think I can fairly confidently say that it is unlikely that I´ll ever undertake such an amazing and frankly mad adventure again. If you happen to be my mum, I´d probably ... Read more >

Tags: volacanic eruptions trekking extreme adventure

Celebrating my birthday Guatemalan style

Saturday, 21 Feb 2009 | Views [7974]

I thought I should write a little entry about how I spent my birthday here in Xela (Guatemala). Guatemalans seem to celebrate birthdays with more "rigour" than I typically would in England. My birthday party seemed to last 3 days - not that ... Read more >

Tags: birthday celebrations

Gallery: Birthday 09

Thursday, 19 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery

Pictures from my birthday party in Xela
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Gallery: Lake Atitlan

Thursday, 19 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery

Weekend Trip to Lake Atitlan
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Lake Atitlan (probably the most beautiful lake in the world)

Thursday, 19 Feb 2009 | Views [2162]

About two weeks ago I made a trip to Lake Atitlan for the weekend as a friend of mine, Don Alvaro, knows someone who owns a hospedaje there. I´ve been to the lake before but have never been to San Juan before - it´s one of the twelve villages on the ... Read more >

Tags: lake, trekking

Gallery: Fuentes Georginas & Baul

Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery

Hot springs near Xela and the hill overlooking the town
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Joining the Xela Glitterati...

Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | Views [589]

Well, it was only a matter of time really. As one of the more well known foreigners in Xela I´ve finally made my debut in the English language magazine that the expats produce for the English speakers in Xela... http://www.xelawho.com/barflyxela/index.... Read more >

Tags: life in xela

More work in Xela (or work finding me...)

Monday, 9 Feb 2009 | Views [1308]

 I`m enjoying life in Xela so much that I´ve decided to stay here until pretty much the end of March which cuts my time to travel in S. America down to three months. To be honest, I´ve decided that I don´t really like packing my bags every other day ... Read more >

Tags: work in xela

Update on Reforestation Project

Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | Views [1090]

As requested by Mr. E. White from Milton Keynes here is a brief update on the reforestation project. Following a brief suspension over the Christmas break due to Mario going AWOL for a few days we recently commenced the project again. This involved working ... Read more >

Tags: reforestation project

Standing on top of Central America (and nearly half way to the top of Everest)

Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | Views [908]

I`ve just completed a hike to the top of Volcan Tajamulco which is the highest point in Central America at 4222m. I`d been talking about doing the hike with two of my Cuates, Mario and Marvin, for over a month. The basic idea had been to do the trek ... Read more >

Tags: trekking sunrise

Gallery: Volcan Tajamulco

Tuesday, 20 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery

Trek to the highest point in central america at 4222m
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Trekking across the Cuchamantes Mountains

Tuesday, 6 Jan 2009 | Views [1128] | Comments [5]

I`ve just done a 3 day trek/journey across the Cuchamantes mountains between Nebaj and Todos Santos in the north of Guatemala. The majority of the trek is at around 3000m and the scenery is generally pretty impressive if it isn`t foggy. Day 1 ... Read more >

Tags: trekking

Gallery: Nebaj to Todos Santos

Monday, 5 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery

Trek across the Cuchamantes Mountains
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Saving the planet (well, a forest in Guatemala)

Monday, 22 Dec 2008 | Views [786] | Comments [1]

I started my voluntary work in Xela about 3 weeks ago which was pretty easy to find. A couple of people I know decided it would be a good idea to promise to replace a forest that got infected with some kind of disease. Instead of saying we would plant ... Read more >

Tags: volunteer work

Gallery: Reforestation Project

Monday, 15 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

Photos from the reforestation project that I´m helpling with
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