Monthly Archives: March 2012

the pleasure of small things…

You may not believe it, but there are days when I wish I could climb out of the bath tub hot nights, days when one cobbled colonial street looks pretty much another and I’d be tempted to choose the familiarity … Continue reading

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food glorious food…

My trip started with a Taco Bell. Two plastic forks can speak of companionship even when the plate has little else to say for itself. It was good to have my foodie expectations lowered. It was a kind of preparation … Continue reading

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this moment…

I’m a sitting on a bus between a place my guidebook describes as ‘prickling with menace’ and another it calls ‘industrial, poor, dangerous and not recommended for visitors’. The words alone have me feeling a little on edge and uneasy. … Continue reading

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bad man, big thoughts…

There are some stories that I feel I need to turn over in my hands, rough moments that have to grow smoother before I’m prepared to share them. There are some things that I need to take a little time … Continue reading

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bus life…

It has been a long day – two international borders and seven buses. Crossing countries is never easy when you can’t pronounce the names of any of the places you’re trying to get to and I tongue-stumbled my way from … Continue reading

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sharing light…

At Languin I joined a day trip a friend had recommended. A small bleary eyed group of backpackers were herded into the back of a truck, and then bounced awake down broken muddy road’s winding through the mists that drifted … Continue reading

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the little death…

Guatemala has become a land of convenience tourism. You can go from one hostel filled with foreigners to another, door to door, by dedicated shuttle bus, also filled with foreigners. The hostel staff, the travel agents, many of the travellers … Continue reading

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another day of beautiful…

I wanted to share a few pictures from the beautiful place I have spent the last few days. The Zephyr lodge at Languin had views like nothing I had ever seen, even from the shower!

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hallucinogenically beautiful…

My visit to Lake Atitlan started with a pelvis-breaking bounce across the lake in a speed boat driven by a man in cowboy boots – from now on I will check the captain’s shoes before I board a boat.

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I don’t know…

Me and two girls from the dorm room spilled out into Antigua’s night. Bonds mesh fast when you travel. One girl had thrown up on the others jacket on a half way jog to the restaurant toilet. I’d held her … Continue reading

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