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Two Pistols and a Machete

Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | Views [1711] | Comments [1]

Alone I was on a volcano, shaking. Alone I was, scared. Alone I was, in complete shock! It actually happened! I was robbed by three men brandishing guns and a machete! It's not so much that I was robbed, but rather that it happened and where it happened.... Read more >


Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | Views [4047]

The botfly. It may sound like something out of a sci-fi movie: perhaps a robotic fly with a camera that can fly into all those little hard-to-reach places and find out what's going on and what we can learn. Trust me, it's anything but! The human botfly ... Read more >

Photos: Antigua

Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery

Guatemala's colonial jewel
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Tankers, danger, and the colonial capital

Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | Views [1256]

With Semuc Champey wrapped up, I began my journey toward Antigua. In the cab of a big rig I was, going up the winding and gravel road out of Lanquin and onto the road toward Guatemala City. Up a series of twists, turns, and hairbends, it took over ... Read more >

Photos: Semuc Champey

Monday, 20 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery

After walking 11 km to get here, I dive in head-first and fully-clothed!
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Semuc Champey

Monday, 20 Feb 2012 | Views [1763]

I rise up this morning to take a test of my true adventureness! Whilst El Retiro boasts a beautiful setting, I regret staying here. They're nice enough to let me store my bag as I stuck 50 quetzales (price of admission to Semuc Champey) in my pocket.... Read more >

Tags: water

La Casa de Federico

Sunday, 19 Feb 2012 | Views [1445]

"La Casa de Federico" is what I said to the driver as I got on the sardine-packed bus toward San Jose (in Guatemala, not Costa Rica). He knew precisely how to get there! Driving seemingly in a circle around Lake Peten it was pouring down ... Read more >

Tags: nature, organics, people

Photos: Tikal

Saturday, 18 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Friday, 17 Feb 2012 | Views [1644]

Dark it was with the moon shining as I awoke at 4:30 AM to set out toward Tikal. I didn't need much: just my passport, money for admission and food, and my camera, and I was out the door. With a rock in hand (to ward off dogs) I hoped for some quick ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, maya, ruins

Photos: Flores

Friday, 17 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery

Flores, Santa Elena, San Jose, and the surrounding area
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Giant Stelae

Saturday, 11 Feb 2012 | Views [911]

Flores has Tikal, Honduras has Copan, Chiapas has Palenque...but there are many other Mayan sites dotted around the northern half of Central America. The truly adventurous, however can make the journey past all the banana plantations to the legendary ... Read more >

Photos: Quiriguá

Saturday, 11 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery

Mayan ruin in southeastern Guatemala
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