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The Chicken Bus to Granada

This past year, I have been traveling a little more like a normal tourist than I did when I set out on my travels three years ago. 794 more words

Day 83 - Amateur Hour in Nicaragua

Words of the Day

Caldera: A large cauldron-like depression that forms following the evacuation of a magma chamber

Camping: (Informal) The act of attaching a bed sheet(s) to the side(s) of a bunk bed in a hostel dorm room to provide privacy for a couple partaking in sexual activities on the bottom bunk… 990 more words

Escape The City

The colors of Antigua Guatemala.

Down cobblestone streets full of color and noise. The temperature is in the high 70’s and the air is clean.

The streets are full of people, I’m sad to see so many children working on the street selling things. 166 more words


Singkawang to Sambas

“I’m planning to go to Sambas tomorrow. Is there a bus in the morning?

” Ada mas.”

“So I wait at Terminal Pasiran?”

“No, no, no! 276 more words


The Chicken Bus Follies

Overland travel in Guatemala is in and of itself an adventure.  Although the country is quite small, it is also extremely mountainous and infrastructure in many parts is lacking, because of this traveling to a destination that might be only 60 kilometers as the crow flies will end up lasting more than 2 hours.  673 more words


An Indian Nose and A Chocolate Shaman

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

My second weekend here in Guatemala got off to an instructive start on Friday afternoon as I was wandering around San Pedro, looking for legitimate wifi connections (a new favorite pastime of mine in this wifi starved town). 1,701 more words


Oh, Egg, you meant "Don't go further into the Honduran jungle"

Well, we went further into the Honduran jungle. We caught a 7am (US$7) local bus to San Pedro Sula (SPS). Everyone says how dangerous the city is. 703 more words