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Good morning from Guatemala City …

I really like the location of the Westin Camino Real here in Guatemala City. It’s definitely a safe location here in the center of the city. The last time we were here, we had a great suite on the executive floor (9th floor), but as a tip for those not staying on a high floor : Do ask for rooms …

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Volcano Boarding in Nicaragua … play by play in pictures

Volcano Boarding? Yeah … it’s a thing and it’s awesome.  Actually, sliding down the black gravel rocks of Cerro Negro, maybe not the best idea but how can you beat the adrenaline rush of volcano boarding down Cerro Negro, the black volcanic hill. Where To Go Volcano Boarding Leon, Nicaragua is yet another city on the infamous Gringo Trail but …

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Wandering through Mercado de San Lucas

When you’re travelling, you’ll always find that the main tourist thoroughfare will be overpriced in comparison to the local haunts. Antigua is no different from any other tourist place – the only difference is that the overall price is still so low, that tourists from North America/Europe/Australia really don’t care. For those visiting Antigua, Guatemala – I do suggest that …

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Chocolate making classes in Antigua, Guatemala (ChocoMuseo Review)

On the list of activities to do in Antigua, the ChocoMuseo is usually a hit with the kids and the foodies alike. Basically, it’s two hours of talk and discussion about chocolate. The guides in their very decent English (The standard to English at the center ranges from decent to very good – so no fear of not understanding something). …

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El Marques De Antigua – Review

Good morning from Antigua, Guatemala. Our mission for the next week, will be to narrow down our list of recommended business, sights and accommodations for our guests in July 2013. Our first place to stay and review is El Marques De Antigua. We found the location a little inconvenient, but the property is quite nice. I’ve listed the basic information …

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How to spend an afternoon on Lake Coatepeque

In spending two or three days in El Salvador, I would highly recommend going to Lake Coatepeque for a day and night. For those Trinis who love a “River Lime” … then if you’re ever in El Salvador – this would be the perfect compromise. There are lake houses you can rent cheaply and bring your own stove and food. …

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El Salvador … I admit I was wrong … you can absolutely rock 24 hours here

It’s true people. I can admit when I was utterly and completely wrong!! It’s not often that I am taken by surprise by any place. In fact, I’m usually the one crapping on other place by calling them “overrated”, as there are a lot of these places masquerading as magical destinations of wonderment. However, today I completely underestimated El Salvador …

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5 surprise expenses for travellers … and surprise in a shitty way

Visa fees Visas are required for Canadian citizens traveling to some major countries, and the fees can really escalate. Countries like Brazil charges Canadians citizens, a “reciprocity fee” (which is basically a “you want to fuck with our citizens and charge them an arm and a leg to get in your country, then you can take the same thing back …

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