Monthly Archives: December 2014

CUBA – Varadero Beach and Medical Clinic

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Varadero Beach After spending a week in and around Havana, we traveled about 75 miles east to Varadero Beach.  Varadero is a resort town in the province of Matanzas.  It is situated on…

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Cuba – Castro, Cars and Cigars

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Museum of the Revolution Housed in what was the former Presidential Palace up until 1959, the Museum of the Revolution is located in Old Havana, just a short walk from our hotel.  It…

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Cuba – Old Havana (Yes, we did go there legally)

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Havana, Cuba Since it will still be about three months before we do any international traveling, I thought it would be fun to share a few of our more recent trips to give you…

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Guatemala City ~ A wee bit of a tour before our flight back home

Thursday, December 11th ~ Drive from Coban to Guatemala City Our week with Hugo had come to a close. A family of four had arrived the night before from Seattle and were taking our place in the SUV to start … Continue reading

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Coban Marketplace and the Quetzal

Wednesday December 10th ~ Coban, Guatemala Just the three of us loaded up our traveling suitcases and backpacks and pointed the SUV toward Coban. Today we get to see the dirt road we had traveled two nights earlier draped in … Continue reading

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Semuc Champey ~ A revisit to one of the most beautiful places on earth

Tuesday December 9th ~ Semuc Champey Arriving after dark on the 8th, we enjoyed a cocktail and our delicious buffet style dinner, but were soon off to our room to get some much-needed sleep. One learns that in the jungle … Continue reading

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Tikal National Park ~ Climbing temples, dodging pigs, and potholes

Monday December 8th ~ Tikal National Park TIKAL NATIONAL PARK (click to read a more in-depth report of Tikal) Once again Hugo (our private guide who owns/operates Expeditions Guatemala) managed to sweet talk us into getting an early start, and one … Continue reading

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Guatemala ~ Hunting for manatees, howler monkeys and HOT waterfalls

Sunday, December 7th ~ Lake Izabal and Finca Paraiso “If we get up early, I’ll almost guarantee that we will see manatees”, our guide Hugo promised. Taking him at his word, we endured an early alarm, left our hotel in … Continue reading

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Guatemala ~ Rio Dulce to Livingston

Saturday, December 6th This is the dry season, but someone did not get the memo. We have a full day boat excursion planned for the day. Lucky for us the boat has a cover, but with the sides and front … Continue reading

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Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua ~ UNESCO World Heritage Site

Friday, December 5th ~ Antigua to Rio Dulce, Guatemala Our one week private tour of Guatemala started today. Hugo Suarez (owner and operator of Expeditions Guatemala) picked us up in Antigua promptly at 8:00 this morning. I knew that today … Continue reading

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