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Mar 16, 2015 - Accident au Guatemala ...

Bonjour à Tous, Pour ceux qui ne le savent pas, j'ai eu un accident de vélo le 7 mars au matin au début de mon aventure au Guatemala. Fémur casser et déplacer nécessitant une opération. Pas d'auto ou de camion d'impliquer. Mais, rapatriement à Qc et opération le jour suivant. Ceci après 5 jours dans l'hôpital de Puerto Barrios ou j'ai tomber. Tige de métal et vis pour stabiliser l'os, pas de plâtre et 6 sem sans poids sur ma jambe. Sa fait maintenant 3 sem 1/2 de l,operation, moral bon, encore de la douleur ou plutôt élencement qui tend a...

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Feb 3, 2015 - Goodbye Guatemala Thoughts

Now leaving Guatemala I can sum up my thoughts on the country. Firstly, I loved the people who are patient, tolerant, don’t ever honk their horns or get impatient and, most amazingly of all, they don’t smoke – that must be unique in 3rd world countries. It is a habit nobody has, so nobody takes up and you never see a lit cigarette anywhere. The country is varied with high mountains and rolling ranges, volcanoes, jungle and lots of bird life. It's very green with forests, banana plantations, Swiss-looking pastureland and agriculture. The...

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Feb 3, 2015 - Antigua - Puerto Barrios - Punto Gorda, Belize

3 February Everything worked out fine. The taxi was punctual and at 7:20 we set off from Antigua at a good pace. After 30 mins we ground to a halt – this was the traffic build up going to Guatemala City and we were still 20 kms. roughly away. There is only one road which sweeps up a mountain, then sharply down the other side and it is clogged with chicken buses and loads of American-style trucks, huge things dragging huge loads. We got to the bus station in plenty of time despite the traffic and the bus also left on time. I was upstairs...

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Jan 20, 2015 - and 21 Jan Puerto Barrios and Livingston

20 – 21 January Our morning began by stopping off at the Quirigua Ruins on the road from Honduras to Puerto Barrios. This site had been a satellite of Copan but wanted to assert its independence and did so by beheading Eighteen Rabbit (the head of Copan).. The site is significantly smaller than Copan and its main point of interest is the highest stelae in the Mayan Culture – built to show its importance. The hieroglyphs are interesting and we were taught how the Mayans counted and expressed numbers which enabled accurate dating of the...

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Mar 18, 2014 - Livingston

Vicki’s birthday today. After breakfast we catch a boat to Livingston. It was beautiful out on the water today, and the boat stopped along the way to show us the local birdlife and breeding grounds. There are a lot of large yachts from around the world moored at various places along the river. Livingston itself is located where the river enters the Caribbean Sea, and cannot be reached by road, so has a feeling of an island although it is actually on the mainland. We spent two or three hours at Livingston wandering around and having lunch. A...

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Aug 19, 2012 - The great escape!!

We ended up spending a fair chunk of our time in Utila figuring out how we could actually get off the island itself! Not in a bad way as if we were dying to leave but it was turning out to be fairly impossible to make a connection up to Belize!! I think we approached every fisher man and punter with a boat offering them money to do the 2/3hour journey north but they were all so bone lazy none of them were bothered! The ones that even entertained the notion were charging insane prices like a $1250us per boat so we swiftly told them to jog...

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Mar 31, 2012 - Rio Tatin

After a 14 hour journey and a night in Livingston, we are now up river of Livingston at the Finca Tatin on a river tributary to the Rio Dulce. Deep in the jungle...heart of Darkness stuff. Spiders, scorpions and all that stuff...Yikes. Leaving Wednesday to head to Lanquin to visit Semuc Champey for the day before heading off to the lake for the rest of our vacation!

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Ecuador 2011

Jan 22, 2011 - Livingston

Photos for Livingston are in the next entry. We crossed the order into Guatemala at Corinto – another uneventful crossing, hardly anyone about at that time of the morning. After changing some money (Honduran lempira to Guatemalan quetzales) we were bamboozled into paying way too much for a transfer to the nearest town. One day I will dedicate the journal entry to all the things that didn't go so well, and right up there will be the rip offs or Local Price vs Gringo Price. Anyway, from Puerto Barrios we caught a boat to Livingston, a...

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Ruddles' Travels

May 20, 2010 - Little House of Horrors

Heute standen wir um 7:30 auf, da wir um 9 Horseriding ausgemacht hatten. Zum Fruehstueck gab es superleckere Pancackes mit Honig - perfekter Start in den Tag! Dann gings ueber Haengebruecken ueber den Urwaldsumpf zu den Pferden und zum 2stuendigen Ausritt. Gott sei Dank hatten wir das schon in der Frueh geplant, weil es wurde dann echt heiss. Die Pferde waren ganz ok (meines war dunkelbraun und hiess Zorro, Claudias war braun und hiess Larri....) und wir durchstreiften eine Rubber Plantation, bestiegen einen Aussichtsturm und hatten dann...

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May 19, 2010 - In den Dschungel ...

Um ca. 1 ging es dann (gott sei dank mit Private Van) los in Richtung Rio Dulce, im Nordosten von Guatemala, am Golf von Honduras gelegen. Trotzdem war die Fahrt sehr sehr lange und anstrengend. Interessant war vor allem, wie sich die Landschaft aenderte: vom Hochland, wo Antigua war, bis runter zur Kueste nach Livingston. Die Kuestenregion gefaellt mir besser. Stiegen wir bei ca. 25 angenehmen fruelingshaften Grad in den Bus, wurde es im Laufe der Fahrt immer heisser und feuchter ... In Rio Dulce angekommen hatten wir dann das erste echte...

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Apr 27, 2009 - Rio Dulce, Livingston (C'bean Coast) Lago Atitlan

Dennis did an amazing amount of driving (pobrecito). After driving to Rio Dule, we took a boat(about an hr) to Livingston. Livingston could very well be a Caribbean island. Although there are traditional mayan looking guatemalans, there is also a considerable amount of black people. We walked around for a couple hrs and then headed back towards Guate city. The next day we drove through the old City of Antigua and got very lost before eventually finding our way to Panajachel. Overall it was great of dennis to come. It was the first time i've...

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Apr 10, 2009 - Good Friday, in Livingston, Guatemala

After spending a quiet night in Punta Gorda, we awoke early Friday morning, April 10. It was Good Friday, and we were to catch the boat to Livingston, Guatemala at 9. Cory and Elaine went downstairs to get their laundry. Once again, one of the maids agreed to do it. For the second time, on their vacation, they experienced the results of bleach on their laundry. The first time it was a piece of clothing that nobody would see, so not really a big deal, but this time, Cory’s Columbia Khaki Man Shirt, now changed his name to bleached Khaki...

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