Laguna de Apoyo and My Brush with Identity Theft

In the last few days of Randi’s visit to Nicaragua we decided to stay one night at Laguna de Apoyo. Laguna de Apoyo is a pristine crater lake conveniently located between the tourism hot-spots of Granada and Masaya in Southern Nicaragua. The lake’s dark sand beaches are dotted with hostels and hotels cashing in on the as-of-yet untouched tropical beauty of the place. Randi and I stayed … Continue reading Laguna de Apoyo and My Brush with Identity Theft

Waterfalls, Canyons, and Castles in Rio Dulce, Guatemala

The town of Rio Dulce, Guatemala, is often only a transit stop for backpackers traveling up the Rio Dulce River to the port town of Livingston. I had a few days to kill in the area, though, and was thrilled to find that the town has a handful of attractions that are well worth the stop. The Hot Spring Waterfall Yeah, you read that right: … Continue reading Waterfalls, Canyons, and Castles in Rio Dulce, Guatemala

A Weekend in Guatemala: Livingston and Rio Dulce

The day after Thanksgiving, when my fellows in the homeland were mowing each other down for Black Friday deals, three friends and I visited Livingston, Guatemala and the Rio Dulce canyon. Livingston is an hour ferry ride away from PG – a theoretically painless journey, except that the boats rarely take off on time and the captains have little to no concern for the health and wellbeing of their passengers. Continue reading “A Weekend in Guatemala: Livingston and Rio Dulce”

¡Feliz Navidad de Bacalar, México!

This year, I spent an unforgettable Christmas in Bacalar, Mexico. Bacalar is a quaint bohemian town perched on the shore of a crystalline lake in the southern reaches of the Yucatán Peninsula. As the result of a slightly sulfuric lakebed and underground water sources the lake is a beautiful, crystal clear blue. It’s called the “Lake of the Seven Colors” because of the magnificent color gradients that occur as the water deepens. Continue reading “¡Feliz Navidad de Bacalar, México!”