Globeblogging

Globeblogging

Tales from the globe

My first trip to South-East Asia one of my friends rattled off a bunch of medications to make sure I took with me. I needed them. Since then I’ve added and refined to the essential medical supplies I carry with me to any destination. Getting sick while traveling is awful, but sometimes a harsh reality, […]

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or…those things you might not think of! If you’re anything like my kind of practical packer, when it comes to packing for holiday you’ve got all your items laid out ready to pack for weeks, if not months before a trip! But some of us prefer that last minute flurry of cramming in as much […]

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I’d never considered the 7000 plus islands of the Philippines as a holiday destination, and possibly wouldn’t have if not for the fact I was invited to attend an event there. But if you’re looking for an alternative to Thailand or Bali within a budget, then Boracay is definitely worth a look! Boracay was ranked […]

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Intact skeleton of the Crystal Maiden

Day 15; Mayan relics of the ATM Cave 7am that morning saw most of us, those going to the ATM cave anyway, rocking up to the restaurant where we’d had dinner with suitcases in tow and packs on backs. The restaurant is directly across from the company taking us to the cave in about 45 […]

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Day 14 Tikal; The stone jewel of Guatemala We are all a bit bleary eyed at the 6am departure this morning, the party kept everyone awake. Today we head to the ruins of Tikal, and we want to beat as many tourists as we can. We’ll be stopping for breakfast on the way. Later today […]

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Day 12; A boat, a tarp and Tapado in Livingston Today the sun is shining and it is pleasantly warm. We have a boat trip planned to a town called Livingston. There we will learn about Garifuna culture and sample a traditional Guatemalan dish called Tapado, made from seafood and coconut milk. Both of which […]

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Day 11; On the way to Rio Dulce 4am hurts even more than 4.30am. More so because that was our actual departure time, my alarm actually went off at 3.20! Today we depart Antigua for another Guatemalan destination, the waterfront Rio Dulce. We are speeding through the countryside in a minivan with a cracked windscreen. […]

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Day 9: Filadelfia coffee plantation I am thankful for investing time into packing my bags last night, this morning all that remains is my pyjamas, toiletries and the contents of the rooms lockbox which will go in my small pack anyway. Ruth still isn’t well poor thing, so I enjoy the final included breakfast alone. […]

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