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The Cat Lady of Caye Caulker, Belize

Beyond the sounds of the waves and the beat of the reggae music on Caye Caulker, you might also hear a “meow,” or maybe 86 of them. This side of the island is home to P.A.W.’s, run by Madi Collins. She started the animal sanctuary after returning home from the United States. One day in […]

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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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Losing an ATM Card While Traveling

Don’t carry your ATM card in your wallet. Keep it in a money belt and only take it out when you intend to use it. Put money on a Google Talk or Skype account before you leave the United States. It will cost less than buying a phone card overseas. If you do lose your […]

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San Ignacio Guide: Activities, Restaurants and Nightlife

San Igancio is often times a stopover for travel groups who want to do see the Mayan artifacts inside Actun Tunichil Muknal. But give the city a chance, and you’ll find there’s enough to do to keep you occupied for several days. Things to Do: Cahal Pech – This site of Mayan ruins is a […]

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The Cruel Crow

I’ve never contemplated murder until now. It’s not an act against a person, but an evil, sadistic rooster that enjoys tormenting me every night for hours. The rooster begins crowing at 2 a.m. It sounds nothing like the “cock-a-doodle-doo” in kids books. This is a piercing scream that I’m quite certain is on par with […]

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