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Watching the Fires Unfold

PANAMA | Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | Views [773]

We opted to stay in Bocas Town for a couple more days, as it's the first time we've had regular wifi access and we wanted to monitor the fire situation in San Diego.  It's frustrating being so far from home with such devastation occurring, and not knowing ... Read more >

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Left High and Dry at the Dock

PANAMA | Sunday, 21 Oct 2007 | Views [869]

Today's our seventh wedding anniversary, and I've booked two nights for us at "Al Natural," an all inclusive ecolodge on Bastiamento Island, with really cool open air bungalows set amongst the jungle and overlooking the sea and pristine beach.... Read more >

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Pizza and Amoebas to Go, Por Favor

GUATEMALA | Sunday, 14 Oct 2007 | Views [963]

After an all day drive back to Guatemala City from our summer camp adventure, we check ourselves into a very cozy hostel, Dos Lunas.  It's just a couple of minutes drive from the airport, and as we've got a 7:00 a.m. flight to Panama, via Miami, this ... Read more >

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Parasites & The Porcelain God: Time to Leave Xela

GUATEMALA | Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | Views [991]

A rough night it was... the soup we ate for lunch must not have been boiled long enough to be free from bacteria and parasites.  I haven't been this sick, even in India.  At first I thought it might have been all the spinning in tonight's salsa lesson, ... Read more >

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11 People and A Leech Sharing a Shower

GUATEMALA | Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | Views [1175]

It's been four days and we now realize our living situation is not going to get better.  And when we hear stories from other students about how great their home stays are, we realize what "could be."  Our situation continues to rapidly deteriorate.... Read more >

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Sleepless in Sagres

PORTUGAL | Saturday, 1 Sep 2007 | Views [1114]

The weather here has been unbearably hot the past few days, literally it's about 35 degrees just after sunrise, and by mid-day our skin is cooking and the rubber sealant on our backpack zippers are bubbling and melting. The water is too cold to ... Read more >

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Realities of High Season Travel in Spain

SPAIN | Saturday, 18 Aug 2007 | Views [2055] | Comments [1]

Thousands of tourists from Euro-land and the UK Pound Sterling-land flood the shops and restaurants in Barcelona en masse in August. The US dollar is pitifully weak compared to the very nicely valued Euro and even more lucrative UK Pound Sterling.... Read more >

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European Beach Fashion Gone Wrong: Welcome to Barcelona

SPAIN | Friday, 17 Aug 2007 | Views [19770]

Barcelona is the popular holiday destination for European shoppers, diners and party goers. I think all the Spanish locals must pack up and leave town, as the thousands of European tourists pack the streets to the brim. It's difficult even to ... Read more >

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Mr. Toad's Wild Ride Through Cambodia

CAMBODIA | Sunday, 24 Jun 2007 | Views [816]

With entry stamps and passports in hand, we load into a new mini-van, packed with two additional Cambodians needing a lift, and the original 11 of us tourists.  The driver attempted to drive off, without any A/C, and with that many people packed in the ... Read more >

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What Did You Expect for $5?

LAOS | Tuesday, 12 Jun 2007 | Views [2158]

Arriving in Muang Khua, we disembarked our boat, and slugged across the sewage flowing from the shanties and stilted homes & restaurants on the hill directly into the river. Our chosen guest house teetered on wooden stilts, and had a prime river ... Read more >

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Auto Parts Grow on Trees

LAOS | Thursday, 7 Jun 2007 | Views [2608]

..."good luck to everybody" reads the sign at the bus station, above the ticket window.  That sign says it all, so clearly.  It means, we hope our bus gets you to your destination; it will require much luck, as our non-serviced, overly packed ... Read more >

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Taxi Needs Life Preservers and Oars

MYANMAR | Sunday, 20 May 2007 | Views [2302]

We opted to take a "share taxi" to Mandalay, as the cost was similar to that which we would pay for a bus, and we're kind of burned out on Myanmar busses at the moment.  Not sure quite what to expect, we half thought it might be a van with a ... Read more >

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Break Down: Bus Ride from Hell

MYANMAR | Monday, 14 May 2007 | Views [2388]

In an effort to stick to a budget, and also not partake in the government transportation system, we opted to take the bus from Yangon, north to Kalaw.  The difference in cost Bus- $10/pp; Train- $40/pp; Air- $100/pp.  The bus was pitched as an "Express"... Read more >

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Parting Gift from Delhi: Round II Delhi Belly

INDIA | Sunday, 6 May 2007 | Views [630]

Darrin, fully confident with his braggable accomplishment of not having fallen ill to the city spoils, is stricken with the stomach bug during the wee hours of the morning, and I come down with it a couple of days later (delayed reaction as I had already ... Read more >

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NEPAL | Friday, 13 Apr 2007 | Views [3042] | Comments [2]

Up early, we're ready for our drive to Chitwan to check out the Royal Chitwan National Park. It took us over an hour just to navigate the town traffic at early morning rush hour- trucks, and people movers bumper to bumper. Out of town we got into a ... Read more >

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One Hour, Four Dollars and a Date with Death

INDIA | Monday, 12 Mar 2007 | Views [576]

Having had the experience of making our way through the very daunting train station in Delhi back in 2004, we opted to hire some help to navigate for this evening’s overnighter in our second-class 3-tier sleeper train journey.   We had arranged ... Read more >

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