Archive | January, 2013
This is the library at Hostel el Sol. The English selection is limited.

Frustrating Crash-Course in Japanese in Guatemala

My return trip to Hostel el Sol was met with a surprise. This time, I’m the only gringo, and the only person in the hostel, aside from staff, who doesn’t speak Japanese. However, I looked at this as a challenge. For the past two days, I’ve given myself a crash course in Japanese. I found […]

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I discovered my name on a tree in Caye Caulker, Belize.

New Year’s Travel Resolutions

One of my missions on this blog is to inspire people to travel, and I think that’s fairly easy to achieve no matter what your finances. Here are some easy New Year’s travel resolutions to make. 1.     Go some place you’ve never been It can be tough to jump into the unknown, but it’s completely […]

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LifeofaBackpacker's Ringing in 2013 album on Photobucket

New Year’s in San Pedro, Guatemala

What a wild night! Tourists from Guatemala, Spain, the United States, Canada, South Africa and all over the world were in San Pedro la Laguna last night to ring in 2013. Central America loves its fireworks. As I write this, I hear people setting off some of the louder ones. Last night, was no different. […]

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