Archive for August, 2013

Oaxaca for Two Days

I only ended up staying in Oaxaca for 2 days (at Hostel Don Niño). Although I feel I was in the best spot, Oaxaca de Juarez, and directly in front of an extremely popular park, I decided after 2 nights that I wanted my own room. But here’s the scoop on ...

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Guatemala to Mexico

Well, I just finished a full 24 hours of traveling by buses. Left for the San Pedro dock at 6am on Friday, arrived at the Oaxaca bus terminal on 6 am on Saturday. Honestly, it wasn’t as bad as I was thinking it would be. Upon arrival to Guatemala, I took...

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Goodbye Lake Atitlan

Well, today is my last day here in Lake Atitlan. It’s been a real good time for me, and if I didn’t have anything else planned I’d probably stay for quite some time. But, I have other places to see and [legal] business to do (at some point) i...

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Last Week In San Pedro

So, last week was supposed to be my last week in San Pedro, but I hurt my foot and don’t really want to travel through Mexico on a gimp leg. I found some cheap accomodations, though, and plan on resting for a few days. Of course, it hasn’t stopped ...

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My Life at Orbita Spanish School

I’ve been living at Orbita for a week now. It’s been a real good time staying in one of their on-site rooms. It’s pretty snazzy compared to the other private rooms I’ve seen, like homestays, hostels and hotels. There’s a TV, Wi-Fi...

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Stories from San Pedro La Laguna

It didn’t take long for me to figure out that there are two prices for every single item in San Pedro. One for the locals and one for the turistas. Here in San Pedro, right when you step off the lancha and onto the pier, you are in Gringolandia. The cros...

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Guatemalan Homestay Experience

I had originally planned to do a one month homestay with a Guatemalan family here in Lake Atitlan. As it turns out, I changed my plans and decided to move on to live at my Spanish school. I have my own bathroom now! It was a little bittersweet when I left on S...

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San Marcos Day

What’s interesting about traveling is that you frequently wake up with nothing to do, or even a limited amount of things on your plate. Then, something happens and you’re gone ALL DAY. Today, the French girl happened. I met this French girl at my s...

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