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Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama

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Indigenous Maya Fishing in Guatemala

  • A Realistic Look at the Dangers of Traveling in Mexico

    On February 8th the US Department of State intensified its travel warning for Mexico to include 14 of the country’s 31 states. This is up from the April 2011 warning that only advised against traveling in two states and parts of eight others. This recent communique from the state department slaps advisories all over the [...]

  • Mexican Tamales on Dia de la Candelaria

    It is inevitable that during the course of any travelers wanderings in Latin America they will eventually stare down a plate containing a soggy banana leaf that is wrapped tightly around a mashed together bundle of corn meal, meat, vegetables, and other assorted ingredients. These are called tamales in most Latino countries, or pasteles in [...]

  • Popocatepetl Volcano

    The 17,886-foot volcano 40 miles southeast of the Mexican capital is the country’s second-highest peak and has experienced at least 15 major eruptions in the last 500 years. The weather here in San Cristobal has just not been to my liking lately. There are too many days when it is cloudy. When it is cloudy, [...]

  • Another Pleasant Valley Sunday in San Cristobal de las Casas

    Well, lets see. Today is Sunday, another bright sunny day here in San Cristobal so how about a stroll down to the craft market? The first thing we pass is El Centro, basically the center of town. It is a nice little park with a restaurant in the middle. It’s not obvious from the picture [...]

  • 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Chiapas, Mexico

    SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico- The floor of my apartment in San Cristobal de las Casas became suddenly pliable, it shifted smoothly to the east and west. The things on my counter top vibrated gently. I made for the door and stepped out into the courtyard and waited to see if the earthquake would grow worse. [...]

  • San Cristobal Morning Walk

    Sometimes I get up early. Sometimes I get up a little later. Whenever I get up, and where ever I get up I go for a little morning walk. Stroll along with me on my little walk in San Cristobal. In the first few pictures you have to look pretty hard to see where we [...]

  • My Backpack has been Blessed!

    …no – seriously. I’m not kidding. With holy water yet. By a priest. When I came back to my hotel room today I noticed as I walked down the short hall to my room that I was following a trail of water droplets. Then I looked up. At the end of the trail was the [...]

  • Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    Remember that great movie Treasure of the Sierra Madre with Humphrey Bogart? Well, this post is not about that movie. This post is about yesterday as I was traveling through a part of the Sierra Madre in Guatemala. I didn’t see any of the gold Bogart searched for and found. What I saw was a [...]

  • Mexico City, Mexico Photos

    Mexico City is one of the great capital cities in the world. It is Mexico’s largest city as well as its political, financial and cultural capital. It has a population of over 8.8 million people. The city was originally built on an island in Lake Texcoco by the Aztecs. This city was, however, almost completely [...]

  • Teach English in Nicaragua

    Nicaragua is a small country in Central America located between Honduras and Costa Rica. Those looking to teach English in Nicaragua will find the best pay and most opportunity in bilingual schools located in the capital city of Managua. Cost of living in Nicaragua isn’t expensive however, and if a teacher is willing to work [...]