Tag Archives: Central America

Sailing the Panama Canal

Working overseas isn’t always waiting tables or teaching a classroom full of English students. Sometimes, it can be on the deck of a ship. That’s what British Columbia native Kyle Mateo did for 17 days on two boats in Central America. His goal was to go through the Panama Canal. “It was just an incredible […]

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Central America Budget

After four months in Central America, I spent a total of $3,692.21. The total probably would have been cheaper had I not chosen to stay so far away from Guatemala City in my last week in the country. The taxi fares averaged about $45 (Q360) for round trip. Along with the distance, I also had […]

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LifeofaBackpacker's Tikal album on Photobucket

Temples and Wildlife of Tikal

Before the sun came up, I was awake. The roosters did a good job of that. But it didn’t matter on this day. I was heading to the Mayan city of Tikal. Our shuttle left from Hotel Mon Ami at 5:30 a.m. My French dorm-mate and I gathered our belongings and walked down a wooden […]

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Where I’m Going

A lot of people have been asking me lately where I’m going on my two trips. I like to think of myself as a spontaneous person, so I hate to make plans just to break them later. But here’s what I’m thinking right now: West Coast Tour – Seven weeks Start Date: 9/12/12 Budget: $1,400 […]

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