Caye Caulker: a grand finale

Belize

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Caye Caulker: a grand finale

If we’d felt like sticky-sweet tourism was fantastically absent from our travels through mainland Belize, the boat station for the islands made up for that within minutes. One step through the gated entryway felt like entering an amusement park: little tourist shops selling cheesy gifts and kitschy postcards, overpriced bars with frothy drinks, and a [...]

A View From Tikal

Guatemala

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A View From Tikal

Making the long journey up to Guatemala’s northeastern region is a prerequisite for most anyone visiting this country. It is in these densely forested hills that the ruins of Tikal spread out amongst the shadows of ancient trees. Still partially buried, and spanning over 200 square miles, Tikal draws fascination not only from the city [...]

Memoirs from a Collectivo

Guatemala, USA

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Memoirs from a Collectivo

Our time is wrapping up, and I find myself writing less– trying to take everything in, racing to the final places I feel I have to see. I start posts, and never finish them– find them a week later and then never upload them. This is one of those posts… I’m savoring things I wouldn’t [...]

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 [...]

Baleada Bliss

Honduras

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Baleada Bliss

Continuing our long standing obsession with the best and cheapest of the world’s street food, the Honduras Baleada provides some heavy competition in what reigns supreme. Think of the Baleada like a cross between a quesadilla and a soft taco. The basic foundation is a thick handmade flour tortilla stuffed with pureed black beans, meat/seafood, [...]

A weekend in San Pedro Sula

Honduras

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A weekend in San Pedro Sula

San Pedro Sula is Honduras’ biggest city and main airport hub. It’s known mainly for being positioned within the country holding the current title of the world’s most dangerous. The city was well positioned for our itinerary and we have friends teaching there, so we ventured away from Belize and further on to Honduras. A [...]

This is Dangriga

Belize

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This is Dangriga

We wanted three things for our first stop in Belize: a coastal town, a cheap place to stay, and somewhere that wasn’t Belize City. We looked at a map and found that Dangriga was accessible by bus. A quick google search indicated that it was also the biggest city in Southern Belize, one that is [...]

Bit by the dumb traveler bug

Belize, Guatemala, Mexico

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Bit by the dumb traveler bug

Because it has become a tradition for us in Central America, Dave and I crossed the Belize/Mexico border after dark, on foot, and without having exchanged currency. How this keeps happening, I don’t understand, but at least it makes for a good story… Guatemala to Mexico. It seemed like an easy enough trip until we [...]