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Trip: Central America trek

There are [42] stories from my trip: Central America trek


Two Pistols and a Machete

GUATEMALA | Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | Views [1427] | 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 >


Botfly

GUATEMALA | Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | Views [2929]

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

GUATEMALA | Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery

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

GUATEMALA | Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | Views [955]

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

GUATEMALA | 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

GUATEMALA | Monday, 20 Feb 2012 | Views [1392]

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

GUATEMALA | Sunday, 19 Feb 2012 | Views [1129]

"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

GUATEMALA | Saturday, 18 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Tikal

GUATEMALA | Friday, 17 Feb 2012 | Views [1320]

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

GUATEMALA | Friday, 17 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery

Flores, Santa Elena, San Jose, and the surrounding area
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Photos: Xunantunich

BELIZE | Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Tale of Stone Lady

BELIZE | Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | Views [1051]

As I'm in the car with Matt, Claire, and Maddi, I was thinking of going to Spanish Lookout to hopefully meet some Mennonites but I decided to go along with them west toward Guatemala. They were discussing visiting the Mayan ruin of Xunantunich (pronounced ... Read more >

Tags: maya, ruins


Photos: Barton Creek

BELIZE | Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Barton Creek Outpost

BELIZE | Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | Views [1222]

Today is Valentines Day and I'm with my greatest love: the world! I'm really excited to be at the Barton Creek Outpost, and they're not kidding when they say it's an outpost. And they mean "Outpost" with a capital "O". Run by ... Read more >


Caye Caulker a-cruisin'

BELIZE | Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | Views [1154]

Waking up from a sound sleep of only a few hours at 3 AM as a result of barking dogs I sit there, playing Dr. Mario and staring at the wall, only leaving my room a while later to have a shower. I was unable to fall back asleep and not able to leave the ... Read more >

Tags: beaches


Photos: Caye Caulker

BELIZE | Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery

free love, relaxation, magical sunsets....the quintessential Caribbean place!
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Photos: Belize City

BELIZE | Sunday, 12 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Belize at Last

BELIZE | Sunday, 12 Feb 2012 | Views [530]

This morning I left Federico's house with most of my stuff, two dead camera batteries, and a little bit of power in the remaining one. Federico let me leave some of my stuff because I'll be back in a few days. After hitching two rides in the back of ... Read more >


Giant Stelae

GUATEMALA | Saturday, 11 Feb 2012 | Views [639]

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

GUATEMALA | Saturday, 11 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery

Mayan ruin in southeastern Guatemala
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Copan

HONDURAS | Thursday, 9 Feb 2012 | Views [1069]

The first great Mayan site I'd visit on my "journey of rediscovery" would be Copan: Honduras' most famous. This morning I awoke early so I can make my way toward Copan, as it's about a 2-hour drive from La Entrada to Copan Ruinas despite ... Read more >

Tags: maya


Photos: Copán

HONDURAS | Thursday, 9 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: La Entrada

HONDURAS | Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Swimming in Colour

EL SALVADOR | Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | Views [1188]

Most travellers to Northern Central America make a B-line for Antigua, Tikal, or the Bay Islands, but here I am in Suchitoto: a rather undiscovered colonial town overloaded in colour! And I made an excellent choice by coming here yesterday! Whilst ... Read more >


Photos: Suchitoto

EL SALVADOR | Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery

Much like Antigua or Granada, but without all the crowds
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Suchitoto, Ahoy!

EL SALVADOR | Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | Views [1032]

Erick woke me early as he was getting ready for work. Christian was getting out on his bicycle toward San Miguel and I'd be setting out toward Suchitoto. After having breakfast, Erick left for work and then Christian had all his stuff packed and set ... Read more >


Rivers, trucks, and pupusas

EL SALVADOR | Sunday, 5 Feb 2012 | Views [2395] | Comments [1]

Awake at the first ray of light were Erick, Christian, and myself. Not a drop of rain descended from the heavens as we slumbered peacefully deep in the northeast of Morazan. We wash up and then take a donation to Miguel before we opt for a refreshing ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, food, hitchhiking


Celebration of Cacao

EL SALVADOR | Saturday, 4 Feb 2012 | Views [1997]

All three of us were up at the crack of dawn this morning! Erick and Christian were discussing going to to Cacaopera, but I was thinking of visiting the war museum in Perquin. As we ate breakfast and sipped coffee I decided on joining them! And it ... Read more >

Tags: adventures


Photos: Morazán

EL SALVADOR | Saturday, 4 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery


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El Salvador quintessentially

EL SALVADOR | Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | Views [1136]

Within a few days I went through perhaps the ugliest border crossing I've ever seen (Penas Blancas) to perhaps the most beautiful, and that's the crossing into northeastern El Salvador! It's a beautiful setting high in the mountains with a log cabin-... Read more >

Tags: adventures, mountains, nature, people


Photos: Marcala

HONDURAS | Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery

I passed through Marcala and some beautiful pine forest on my way to El Salvador
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Photos: Tegucigalpa

HONDURAS | Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery

Honduras' capital
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Photos: Eastern Honduras

HONDURAS | Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery

The drive between Danli and Tegucigalpa is quite beautiful
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Honduran journey

HONDURAS | Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | Views [1220]

Honduras, finally! As my 20th country visited, I was ready to journey! The flag of Honduras has two blue bars and five blue stars, and I saw that as I got my stamp through the border post which isn´t bad by Central American standards. The other border ... Read more >

Tags: hitchhiking


Colourful Esteli

NICARAGUA | Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | Views [1693] | Comments [1]

Esteli is so colourful and beautiful! This morning I was up at the crack of dawn and on an all-day photo safari. With some pain from my recent dental procedure, I made my morning tea and went online for a bit. I tried to call Flor but she wasn't ... Read more >

Tags: buildings, cities, colour, photography


Photos: Estelí

NICARAGUA | Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Ranchero country

NICARAGUA | Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | Views [1373]

Saying goodbye to Brandon and family minutes earlier, the bus pulled away from Managua's bus terminal. This is the furthest north I've headed in Nicaragua by far, and I must say I'm glad I took this ride by day because it is beautiful! Mountains, ... Read more >

Tags: cowboys


Travelling in spirit

NICARAGUA | Sunday, 29 Jan 2012 | Views [1354]

I'm in Nicaragua again! Damn I've done a lot of repeat journeys. According to my passport, I've been to Costa Rica 7 times, Fiji 4 times, Nicaragua 3 times, New Zealand 3 times, Australia twice, and England twice! Today was a day of ripoffs until I ended ... Read more >


Photos: Jaco

COSTA RICA | Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Parque Nacional Carara

COSTA RICA | Sunday, 22 Jan 2012 | Photo Gallery


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