So long, Utila

Honduras

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So long, Utila

Our rental house in Utila has brought along a reemergence of life from home: a set of house keys, warm showers, home cooked food, and big couches to sprawl across in the evening. It’s been a time to catch up with friends, hear stories about home, and begin to adjust to the thought of returning [...]

Placencia: it's SO nice!

Belize

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Placencia: it’s SO nice!

We’ve heard nothing but bad things about Placencia since arriving to Belize. People have told us it’s too touristy, that it’s fake, and if you are craving tropical beach life it is just better to head out to the islands. We would have had every reason to skip it if it weren’t for the D-Express: [...]

Hitching to Hopkins

Belize

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Hitching to Hopkins

In Belize, hitch-hiking is sort of standard fare. Buses simply don’t run everywhere, and even the most well traveled roads don’t always have regular service. When we wanted to get from Dangriga to the little beach town of Hopkins, we were told that a bus could only take us to the main junction. Hopkins’ buses [...]

Sleepy Little Bacalar

Mexico

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Sleepy Little Bacalar

Wandering further off of the tourist trail, we’ve headed south to the little town of Bacalar. The bus stop is little more than a few blocks worth of farmer’s supply stores, metal shops, and a few outdoor Taquerias alongside the highway. At first, we weren’t sure if the choice to follow this dart on the [...]

Tulum: Mayan Ruins, Iguana Paradise

Mexico

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Tulum: Mayan Ruins, Iguana Paradise

The ruins at Tulum offer some of the most awe inspiring views of the Maya Riviera. Located on the cliffs overlooking the beach, the ruins are festooned with palm trees, bright orange brush flowers, and a healthy population of iguanas who have moved in and taken over. Quite comically, these lizards are everywhere- on top [...]

At home on the Pacific

Midway through Christmas day we finally made it out to the beach. After sleeping off a long day of bus rides in San Salvador, the two short hops out to the coast on a chicken bus felt like nothing. The bus crept up a big hill and suddenly the ocean sprang up out of nowhere. [...]

Fishing Village Turned Surfing Oasis

Nicaragua

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Fishing Village Turned Surfing Oasis

The Pacific coastline of the greater San Juan del Sur area is a stunning layout of sandstone cliffs, hidden alcoves, and an overpriced yet efficient web of independent shuttle buses ready to whisk you to any given beach destination within an hour of town. According to most of the people we’ve talked to, San Juan [...]

A sailor & a shot of rum

Panama

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A sailor & a shot of rum

A Sailor. A Bar. It’s time for stories. “I got kicked out of Honduras because they thought I was CIA!”. Having no immediate response to this, I bit the inside of my cheek and blankly stared at him. I squinted my eyes as if I was taking this information in as factual. He looked at [...]