Day 365: San Pedro de Atacama, Chile I made it! I’m alive! I didn’t die of loneliness, shark attack or fall off Machu Picchu! A year ago I couldn’t fathom how far I would come in just one year. It’s been incredible. It also occurred to me that most people have only been reading for [...]
Day 113: San Blas Islands, Panama I’m sailing to Colombia and I’ve had a lot of time to the boat to reflect about everything I’ve learned in the last 4 months with travel in Central America (and Mexico). Not every post can be a great piece of literary work but I have learned a few [...]
Day 46: Lanquin, Guatemala I’ve only been in Guatemala a week and I’ve decided it’s one of the world’s most underrated countries. I’m not entirely easy to please; sure I loved Mexico but I also hated Belize. I had no expectations for Guatemala but its rolling green hills and generous people have made me regret that [...]
Day 44: Lanquin, Guatemala Today as I was lying in the hammock, two of the neighborhood kids came by selling chocolate cookies they had made. They were very polite and had asked permission to approach people in the hostel. For 60 cents I purchased one of the cookies and Rita and Gabriel sat down to talk [...]
Day 43: Antigua, Guatemala Traveling around Guatemala is easy with smooth roads and many divided highways. Traveling from city to city has been simple thanks to the tourist shuttles. But it was all a little too easy. I had met some great people on the shuttles but I felt like I was missing out on an important [...]
Pacaya is an active volcano just outside Antigua. While it’s last major eruption was in 1965, tourism did not flourish until 2006 when a rivers of lava started forming on its slope. It’s a must-do activity in Antigua and everyone raves about it.
Day 38: San Cristobal, Mexico Tupac stood me up the next morning, which is likely for the best as I wasn’t murdered but alone again. I was running out of things to do in San Cristobal. After taking a horse ride up the mountain to see a Zapatista “village” that was really a town equipped [...]