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Don’t worry – tips on being safe in Latin America

On my first trip to Mexico years ago, I remember my friends telling me that it was unsafe, full of drugs, hookers, bandits and that everyone would try to take my stuff at every turn. In Trinidad, the bandit copied the “Colombian” kidnapping habit, hence my Trini friends would tell me that they knew someone, who knew someone else who …

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Night walking in Cancun….

Well long day getting from Cancun to Miami… almost missed the plane in typical style and all…. but of course in the end I got the plane but I lost a 100$ bottle of tequila because the flight attendants from Cancun didnt remind me to check the bottles in the luggage. Anyway now I am here in the plane and …

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Running around Chichen Itza

Well got in this morning quite early, right after midnight into Le Meridien. Nice hotel and lots of pools. It has been about 8 years since I was last in Cancun and I will say that it has changed a lot since then. Very very developed and chains and franchises everywhere to be seen. The hotels themselves were rebuilt after …

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dread….what a day getting from Palenque, Mexico to Flores, Guatemala

it’s now 5.49pm here in Flores, Guatemala. I don’t know how backpackers do this anymore, I’m getting old, cranky and just won’t tolerate cheap ass shit no more. Seeing them in their scruffy, unshaven, bohemian selves makes me shiver …. since when do Europeans and Israelis think it is not cool to shower for days then get on a bus …

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Oh Misol-Ha … lalalalalalalalalalala…..

Well got up this morning bright and early, headed to the gym in town after a swim. The gym was a quaint old thing, with lots of weights, but all rusty and what not – a real man’s gym, without the acoutrements of the modern gym and all. It was nice and I hit the workout hard… after grabbing some …

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Day 3 – Taxco : town of nothing but jewellery shops!!!!

Well this is another small but quaint town. The streets however are a nightmare to navigate… and there is no way, someone who is accustomed to regular roads would be able to drive here – of course seeing that I don’t drive right now is a great thing! Upon arrival, we proceeded to the usual tour of a store, I …

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Start of Day 3 in Cuernavaca…

Day 3 started with a tour to Cuernavaca and Taxco…. First thing is that while Cuernavaca is pronounced the way it looks, Taxco is pronounced “Tas-co”.. so it took me a couple minutes to get that down pat…it wasn’t as hard as Xochimilco, but you learn the rules quickly. Cuernavaca is a small little town really, but there are some …

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Day 2 – Teotihuacan (Teotihuacan Travel Log)

There really isn’t much I can say here except by starting off with a couple of my favorite widescreen shots. Dont I look like a Mexican hombre – Piramide de la Luna is behind me Shooting the Piramide del Sol from the Piramide de la Luna Walking towards the Piramide Del Sol At the top of the Piramide del Sol …

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