Life is what's happening while you're busy making other plans

08 juillet 2010

First Maya ruins!

Today 8th of July, we went to see our first Mayan ruins of the trip. We are in Copan, just by the border between Guatemala and Honduras. What a difference to Inca ruins! There are sculptures everywhere, and despite strong erosion from the rain, you can still see just how beautiful they are. Since the ruins are in the middle of a thick forest we also got the chance to see some beautiful parrots up close, as well as this sort of half squirrel half rat and a scary looking worm...
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03 juillet 2010

Utila

So here we are on Utila island in Honduras. It is called Honduras but it doesn't really feel like it. First of all the main language here is English, Spanish is only the second language to the locals. The local's accent has a strong jamaican feel (ya man, I taught so!), very fun but also hard to understand :) Another funny thing about the locals here is that they either have very dark skin or very pale skin. Some really look like they've just flown in from the UK but no, their ancestors arrived centuries ago. I've decided to not... [Lire la suite]
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28 juin 2010

First experiences in Honduras

Yesterday we arrived in Honduras. It was a loooong day. A total of 17 hours travelling.The roads are dangerous, as everywhere, and yesterday we got a taste of it... Our bus hit a motocycle. The guy on the motocycle was lucky, his helmet went flying off but he didn't hit his head. However, he lay on the ground for a while holding his side, like he had hurt his ribs, and he couldn't move his fingers anymore. Experiencing an accident like that is already pretty shocking but what shocked us most was the reaction of the people around.... [Lire la suite]
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28 juin 2010

Last days in Nicaragua

So we spent the past week in Granada, Leon and Esteli. Mainly suffering from the heat, watching football, drinking beer, napping and hiding from the pouring rain!Granada is a pretty little colonial town:Leon has its charms also but is more busy than Granada. Esteli is just plain ugly!
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20 juin 2010

Isla de Ometepe

Change of country! We are now in Nicaragua since Thursday afternoon. After a day full of buses and one boat, we arrived on the Island of Ometepe. The island is in fact 2 volcanoes in the middle of Lake Nicaragua, that are now linked together, by the lava flow of past eruptions, to form one single island.We are staying in a quiet little hotel. We took a dip in the lake and rented a motocycle to do a tour of the island. Thomas drove and I sat on the back... killing my lower backside :p  The road was mainly rocks and mud... in fact... [Lire la suite]
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17 juin 2010

Food

For those who know me well,you know the importance of food in my life... So I've created a photo album dedicated to the food I've eaten or come across during the trip... Enjoy :p
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16 juin 2010

Nosara

Yesterday we left Monteverde and made our way to Nosara. We had been told that we would have to take 4 different buses to get to our destination, so we were ready for a long, tiring day. However, after taking the first bus and getting off on the Panamerican highway, we met a guy who was going to Nicoya (the town just before Nosara) and who told us that a direct bus would pass within the next half hour. And sure enough, ten minutes later we were getting on a direct bus to Nosara. It pays off to speak the language! :D This piece of... [Lire la suite]
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13 juin 2010

Canopy in Monteverde

So today's big activity of the day was Canopy. We don't usually do these gringo style activities during the trip, but this time we thought "what the heck, this looks quite fun". We were booked to go on the canopy tour at 10:30 am and at 9 o'clock it was pouring rain... so we were a little worried that the activity would be cancelled (ok I admit, I wanted to cancel cos I was scared we'd catch a cold and just plained scared of the activity...) but by 10:30 it had almost stopped raining, so we went off.We were equipped with... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2010

Santa Elena cloud forest reserve

We finally made an outing today! Our first real activity since we arrived in Costa Rica... it was about time! We had to get up early to catch the bus, alarm set at 7:30. Unfortunately our darling american neighbor woke us up a good 45 minutes before that... she had an urge to call her boyfriend and her mom to give them an account of how she had taken a laxative last night and was now going to the toilet every half hour, and how much her boyfriend completed her. Not the best of wake up calls for me. Anyways, after a short bus ride we... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2010

Face-lift for the blog

As you can see, being ill yesterday I had a lot of time on my hands... to watch the world cup and then to finally take care of my poor blog's ugly looks. I hope you all like it's face-lift! i am going to be working on it some more, on past posts, to include some photos and make it a little more joyful ;)
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