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Playón Chico, Panama
The family-owned Yandup Island Lodge is located on a private island across from the remote Playon Chico community on the Caribbean coastline of San Blas, Panama. The eco-lodge offers two tours a day: a visit to a beach on one of the archipelago's...
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Bastimento, Panama
These little red frog are the namesake of a beautiful stretch of sand on Isla Bastimentos, an island in the Bocas del Toro archipelago in the Caribbean Sea. The island is easily reached by water taxi from Bocas del Toro and has a few good trails...
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Central America
Quite used to tourists by now, the resident sea turtles of the reefs off Ambergris Caye are ideal models to try and capture grace underwater. While the diving is spectacular it is not necessary - it's a snorkelers paradise just off shore!
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Belize
My plan is to travel to Florida, Mexico and central America including Belize
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Petén Department, Guatemala
Yaxha is an imposing classic Maya archaeological site located just off the highway between Tikal and the Belize border.
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San Pedro, Belize
The 2-story structure is about 100 yards off the shore. The entire place is adorned with black markered autographs, shout outs and quotes. There's something magical about standing up there with a rain storm in the distance that just never reaches....
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San Pedro, Belize
My girlfriend and I had awoken this morning on Caye Caulker to dark clouds and torrential downpours, after having recently arrived from the land of rain ourselves, the Pacific Northwest. Needless to say, we were in dire need of some Vitamin D, so...
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Caye Caulker, Belize
Belize’s top two tourism hot spots, Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker, are its two most populous islands, some 21 miles off the coast of Belize City. In San Pedro, Ambergris Caye’s main town, tourists spend their days diving,...
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North of the bridge, San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize, Belize
The table in the foreground is part of the Ak'Bol café, where one can eat healthy food for good prices--lots of vegetarian food, smoothies, and coconut French toast. At the end of the pier is the location for yoga. I went on a Wednesday, which was...
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Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
On a hillside, just north of Antigua, stands this stone cross. From the top of Cerro de la Cruz (Hill of the Cross), you have sweeping views south over the city of Antigua with the magnificent Volcán de Agua, towering over the landscape. I would...
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Sunrise tours aren't normally my thing but rising at 4:00am taking a chicken bus to the trail entrance and beginning a hike in the darkness up the side of a volcano has to be rewarding. For 2 hours in the darkness you climb relentlessly upwards...
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18 Calle, Guatemala
A great shop full of bright hand-crafted fabrics, leather goods, pottery, paintings, jewelry, and housewares. I was particularly interested in the beautiful patterns in the fabrics, and happily purchased a couple to bring home with me. Great stop...
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San Vicente Pacaya, Guatemala
On our first trip to Central America, my wife and I had lugged bulky hiking boots with us, just for this--a hike to the top of a volcano. But, as you can see in the photo, my wife is wearing sandals at the summit...huh? Dealing with...
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7ta. Avenida 6a, Guatemala
For an immersive tour through Mayan history in Guatemala City, visit the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. They have carefully curated one of the most intriguing collections of Mayan artifacts. Each hall caters to a different time period and...
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Las Americas, Avenida Las Americas, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala
Junky Glam has a great collection of vintage and trendy items for sale, ranging from graphic tees to neon accessories. Similar to an Urban Outfitters, sans the hefty price tag, this is the perfect place to pickup a fashionable memento. While the...
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Hormiguero is the name of this Classic Maya archaeological site in southern Campeche. Hormiguero is a seldom visited and relatively small ancient Maya city located south of the trans peninsular highway that cuts across the southern Yucatan through...
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Calle Eva Briseño 152 Interior 1, Centro, Zapopan, 45100 Zapopan, Jal., Mexico
Mexico has no shortage of beautiful handcrafts, the styles of which often reflect the culture and available materials of the region where they are made. At the Museo de Arte Huichol Wixárica (Museum of Huichol Art), visitors can learn more about...
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Tierra de Fuego 3160-2, Providencia, 44630 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
The torta ahogada, or drowned sandwich, is a Mexican specialty that can only be authentically sampled in Guadalajara—the salt used to make the distinctively dense, crusty bread comes from the region. The sandwich is filled with meat...