Monthly Archives: Jan 2016

One huge disappointment.

Famous throughout the backpacking globe as ‘the’ place to learn to dive in Latin America, Utila’s reputation precedes itself. A distinctly quirky little island, Utila has a unique heritage: British and African ancestry and strong cultural influences from Jamaica and … Continue reading

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Copán Ruinas con nuevos amigos.

The beautiful little town of Copán Ruinas, simply called Copán, is a pleasent, traveller oriented town in western Honduras. Sloping cobblestone streets, white adobe buildings with red-tile roofs and an attractive colonial church give it a highly atmospheric, tranquil air. … Continue reading

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The Chez Daniel Loop – Part Two.

Nebaj to Huehuetenango: Mostly a stopping off point for more interesting places, Huehue (way-way) offers few charms of its own, but I loved it for its true Guatemalan character. There are enough eating and sleeping options here to keep most … Continue reading

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The Chez Daniel Loop – Part One.

The Chez Daniel Loop. A circuit of western Guatemala – as suggested by Daniel, the owner of B&B Chez Daniel in Antigua.    Antigua to Chichicastenango: Surrounded by valleys, with nearby mountains looming overhead, Chichicastenango seems isolated in time and space … Continue reading

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“Guatemala’s tourism showpiece, Antigua, remains far more than a tourist attraction. A place of rare beauty, major historical significance and vibrant culture, it’s the country’s one must-visit destination.” A former capital (the seat of government was relocated to Guatemala City … Continue reading

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What on earth is mankind doing?

Underneath that seething mass of plastic bottles runs a small stream. The sign in the background reads: “Recycling is not an obligation it is a responsibility for me, for you and for the future.” Edited with BlogPad Pro Please like & … Continue reading

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All good things, inevitably, come to an end.

My time in Panajachel [pana hachel] and more notably my time with Magda, and her delightful family, has sadly come to an end. The last two weeks have certainly gone quicker than I would have liked, but it has been … Continue reading

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Guatemala.

Capital: Guatemala City. Area: 42.042 sq mi. Great Britain 80.823 sq mi. Population: 15.8 million. Great Britain: 61.0 million. Guatemala is proving to be a magical place. If you’re into indigenous cultures, the mountains, the markets, kicking back lakeside or … Continue reading

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Navidad.

It has been a tough first week getting a decent nights sleep in Magda’s house. There are a number of contributing factors: 1. Cockerels – it sounds as though there are hundreds of them in the vicinity of Magda’s home, … Continue reading

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