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Tales from the globe

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 10; A long bus ride to Lake Atitlan I’m awake well before my alarm. Since tossing and turning doesn’t seem conducive to getting back to sleep I figure I’ll just get up. When I emerge from the room there is a line of people going into the dining room for breakfast. I know I […]

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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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Day 8; An Antigua Volcano Hike There appear to be no discernible road rules on the cobblestone streets of Antigua. Or at least, none obvious to a foreigner such as myself. Right of way appears to be straight, at intersections vehicles seem to take a gap when it comes. The town is busy today. Cars […]

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Day 7: Antigua Our first full day in Antigua brought us the chance to walk the streets in daylight and really see the detail of the town. And what a curious place it is. There are stretches of stone walls, often coloured and broken only by carved wooden doors. The ornate doors conceal expansive interiors […]

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Day 6; Mexico City to Antigua, Guatemala I am so terribly excited to get to Antigua. I picked our hotel specifically because you can see one of the volcanoes erupting from the rooftop terrace! We’ll be there for three nights, before we move to another hotel in Antigua for the start of the tour and […]

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Day 5: The Frida Kahlo house and New Years Eve in Mexico The Frida Kahlo house was top of Ruth’s list for Mexico City, but we had been unable to get tickets online. The hotel told us that we could go and lineup anyway, but there would be no guarantee of getting in. So we […]

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Day 4: Chapultepec Castle Serendipity: A fortunate accident I had a solid 8hrs unbroken sleep last night. With no locked in times for activities we’d permitted ourselves a much needed sleep in. Our plan was to head to Chapultepec Castle and explore another part of the city. It was a couple of stops on the […]

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Day 3: Mexico City to Teotihuacan I have given up on sleep. It is 6.30 in the morning and I am still suffering reflux from last nights dinner, and have been since 4am. I’m keeping Ruth awake with my tossing and turning so I figured I may as well throw on some clothes and get […]

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Day 2: Mexico City   I think I was asleep almost as soon as I turned out the light and I awoke full of beans and ready to explore Mexico City. Given local time was 11pm at night though it didn’t seem like the wisest idea. The king bed we’re sharing is amazingly comfortable and […]

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