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Oct 2, 2010 - Last Days

My last few days in Antigua. Guatemala. Antigua has two faces one when it is raining and one when it is not. People come out from everywhere, the streets get swept and everyone is busy but not in a hurry. I love Antigua on these days and can understand why people retire here, relaxed, colorful, culture, great cafes,super cheap and 7 months of dry weather.. When it is raining, the streets fill with water. When walking with an umbrella, you need to navigate the windows that jut from the buildings, tilt the umbrella away from the wall...

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Oct 1, 2010 - Costa Rica

10/1/10, Friday, Costa Rica We’re sitting on the deck in Costa Rica. It’s 5 p.m. and people are just returning from the Rain Forest and Zip Line Trips. The ship was supposed to leave Port at 4:30, but was held up due to late arrivals of Tour buses. Bob and I are so relaxed, it’s pitiful. We got off the ship in the Port of Caldera, looked around a little, came back on the ship and ate lunch. Bob took a nap and I went to a movie. Being on a cruise is like living in a small city, with everything to do at your fingertips and anything to eat at...

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Sep 30, 2010 - Rio Dulce

After leaving Tikal we made our way to Rio Dulce. An hour on the way and we came to a block in the road. Carlos got out to have a look. Lots of people were gathering . The road was completely flooded ( from the tropical storm)as a result the traffic was backing up on both sides.Tiffany and I got out of the van to watch, as a Izuzu truck and another slightly larger truck tried to make their way across the water. The larger truck made it, barely, and the smaller truck lost traction and started to sink. To left of where we were watching an...

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Sep 30, 2010 - Rock A Bye Baby

9/30/10 Thurs., Rock-a-bye Baby Another Sea Day. Oh my, what trouble can I find today. It is so cool that on a ship this size, it’s big enough to meet new people and small enough to run across the ones you’ve already met. The food has been a bigger issue than I thought. I will say that! We had dinner with a couple of KiWi’s from down under. The man was telling us his ‘tale of woe’, in trying to get a Visa to take this cruise. It seems he had gotten busted in his youth for smoking pot and due to that old record, he almost didn’t get to come...

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Sep 29, 2010 - Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua, Guatemala, Weds. 9/29/10 Today we woke up to wind and rain. We gingerly docked into a port in Antigua. In spite of the weather, we got off the ship for a while. It was worth it. We had 30 minutes of internet service and a 1 minute phone call on a Magic Jack Phone. We left a message on Lisa’s phone and checked out e-mails. The Guatemalan people we met were very sweet. We bought some Guatemalan Coffee and a couple of other things. We watched some of the local women give a fashion show in a grass hut building in the rain wearing their...

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Sep 29, 2010 - September 29th

I am behind on the Tikal pictures and stories but I wanted to write about today so here I am. For some reason I wake early. I had a nice hot shower! Yeah! Even though the force of the water is not great at least now it is hot. We caught the Guatecoaster to the orphanage. Met at the gate by the security man. He carries a shotgun that looks like something Granny off of Beverly Hill Billies would carry, or maybe Elmor Fud. He smiles his toothless smile and lets us in. I imagine or try to imagine the scenarios that he might need to use that...

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Sep 16, 2010 - Antigua (4) - Guatemala

September 14, 2010 Today I road 285km’s from Coban to Antigua – it took 9 hours. Cara and I drove from Coban to Antigua a few weeks back and it took 4 hours AND we had to drive through Guatemala City. This time I chose a different route where as I wouldn’t have to go through the city. Truth be told, the route I chose today was the route she and I were to do the first time (Antigua via Salama, Rabinal, El Chol and San Juan Sacatepequez) but I missed a turn and ended up going the way we did. From Rabinal to San Juan the road was all dirt....

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Aug 31, 2010 - Antigua (3) - Guatemala

August 27, 2010 We arrived in Antigua around 1:00pm. We had to drive through Guat and I got lost only once and it was briefly. Still feeling shitty; the smog just about did me in We got unpacked, sent our laundry in, walked around doing some shopping in the market and then I rearranged my gear as to what was staying with me and what I was sending home with Cara. August 29, 2010 Cara left today. It’s a shitty feeling being all alone again. I’ll get over it. It may take a week or so to adjust. I had an appointment to get the rest the color...

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Aug 7, 2010 - Antigua (2) - Guatemala

August 6,2010 I am back in Antigua. It´s truly like a holiday from travelling. Cara is going to love it. I guess the big question is whether we are going to leave here and travel or stay and do day/multi-day trips using Antigua as a base. The weather has been horrible. It rains every day around 3pm and stops by 7:00pm. In Antigua we can get for half the price the same quality of luxury as we would expect from Canada and some and I mean some culture to boot. I have yet to see anything or buy anything. I am waiting for Cara. When Cara leaves...

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Jul 29, 2010 - Antigua - Guatemala

July 28, 2010 I am finally in Antigua and in the four months I spent in Mexico I never saw a more touristier (sic) place. Even San Miguel de Allende. When I arrived at the border I knew there was going to be trouble. I lost my temporary importation documents (TID) for Electra. I first went to immigration and got my exit stamp on my passport then I went to customs to explain my situation. I could have left the country right there and then but I needed to hand in my TID and in turn coincide the TID to the serial numbers on the bike and then...

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Jul 14, 2010 - Guatemala - Flores, Tikal, Lanquin, Antigua & Lake Atitlan

After Fleeing Tropical Storm Alex we were relieved to arrive in Flores at the Los Amigos hostel were the vibe was excellent. We quickly settled into a few beers and the worries we had earlier were exchanged for many laughs through the night with the different travelers staying there. Los Amigos definitely attracted a great crowd. The food was also amazing and cheap...just what we needed! Flores is on a beautiful lake however the main attraction is the ancient Mayan ruins of Tikal an hour away. We were talked into the 04:30 departure and it...

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Jul 4, 2010 - Galapagos: Isabella

Our boat trip to Isabella was a two stage journey. The first a boat at 7am from San Cristobal back to Santa Cruz (two hours) then a second boat to Isabella (another two hours)after a four hour break. Yes, I did take the Mareol sea sickness tablet!Good job too as both crossings were rough although the early boat less so. We had a four hour stop over in Santa Cruz so I was able to phone you Julian, for your birthday. As we were approaching the port the water was quite shallow and very clear and we saw Rays gliding beneath the surface. On...

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