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A Cuban Crime of Passion

Posted by Karsten Horne on Apr 28, 2004 Add a Comment 0

KH_cuba.jpgPrior to flying to Havana we visited a giant theme park near Cancun called Xcaret. This was the only place on the whole trip where I could take advantage of being a Travel Agent and get a discount. So for my $49.00 saving, here's a plug! Xcaret was originally a Mayan Temple on the waters edge like Tulum, with some excellent water holes (or Cenotes) and some developer turned up with a few bulldozers and turned it into a fully blown theme park. Anywhere else this could be considered an environmental tragedy but hey there's heaps of minor Mayan Temples floating around and it has created hundreds if not thousands of jobs!! They have done an amazing job, and although I was ready to be really cynical I think the place is a must see! We spent the day floating down underground rivers, lazing on beaches, Nikki swam with the dolphins, we saw...

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A Pirate looks at 40 in Mexico

Posted by Karsten Horne on Apr 28, 2004 Add a Comment 0

KH_pirate.jpgPart 1 - Chiapas palenque1Here I am in a tree house in the middle of the jungle at Palenque in the heart of the state of Chiapas in Mexico. It is so bizarre to be in this primitive place with all the jungle noises buzzing around us and they have wireless access! Anyway we got here the other day, whatever day that was? It was just getting dark and I seriously thought our accommodation was the ruins, we walked deep into the jungle up the stairs into our mouldy looking Caba?hich had windows without glass in them, a couple of beds and a light bulb. It didn't take long though to appreciate that we were privileged to be here and with the extreme heat and high humidity everything goes mouldy and you need to allow the breeze to flow through. This place is a real find, during the night you hear a cacophony of weird noises and...

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Where on Earth is Belize?

Posted by Karsten Horne on Apr 28, 2004 Add a Comment 0

KH_belize.jpgWhere on Earth is Belize? It is a long way from everywhere but fairly close to paradise - if paradise is somewhere near here, no Belizean would make the effort to find it and if they did a hurricane would probably blow it away before they got there. Life here on the Cayes is very laid back; there are no cars, no traffic lights and only a handful of tourists. Most people spend their time lazing around in hammocks listening to reggae. I'd like to say Caye Caulker is beautiful but that would be creating a false illusion that we are staying on an exotic tropical island in a magnificent resort with absolute beach frontage on a gorgeous white sand beach. This place is 1km long, flat, has two main roads (Front street and Back Street), those houses that have been painted are bright colours, the rest look like they have never seen a...

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Semana Santa in Guatemala

Posted by Karsten Horne on Apr 30, 2004 Add a Comment 0

KH_guatemala.jpgGuatemala on Good Friday, what a great place to be! Currently we are in Panajachel, a bit of a hippy hangout from the 70's - it feels like Kuta without the glamour pattens1and absolutely packed with Guatemalans on Easter break. Pana sits on a huge lake surrounded by three volcanoes and dotted with villages; there is a main street that is closed to traffic and over a mile long. Teenagers are everywhere walking around drinking out of flagons of Gallo beer. Just out the front here there are heaps of young guys on the balcony scoring all the girls that walk past. Last night we could hear the parties going all through the night, despite this or maybe because of it, the atmosphere is amazing - you don't feel threatened in any way, everyone is here just to have a good time. Today we caught a ferry to a nearby village...

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Costa Rica Family Adventure

Posted by Karsten Horne on Mar 28, 2007 Add a Comment 0

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All Roads Lead to Panama

Posted by Karsten Horne on Apr 28, 2007 Add a Comment 0

KH_panama.jpgThe road wound increasingly higher up through the clouds, by now the traffic had reduced to the occasional pick up truck and the odd horse but otherwise it was pretty much deserted. We had just reached the cusp of the Continental Divide, where for a moment you could just see the Pacific on one side and far off in the distance on the other coast was the Caribbean Sea. Above us towered Volcan Baru, Panama's highest point, flanked on all sides by thick lush rainforest as far as the eye could see. Compared to Costa Rica, Panama's roads were in great condition, then again there are basically three main roads in the whole country, The Trans America Highway that almost runs the length of the country and two roads that cross through the middle. As we cross the divide it is amazing how within minutes the country has...

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Mexico, Guatemala & Belize Por Una

Posted by Ali Riebe on Apr 25, 2009 Add a Comment 0

belize.jpgTry getting on a flight to Mexico City 3 hours after the Swine Flu Pandemic was released to the press! Yikes! ANZAC Day 2009 - After a solid afternoon of Two Up I gathered my nerves and made my way to Sydney Airport to begin what was shaping up to be more of a challenge than I expected. I have always travelled alone and never really felt vulnerable, but for some reason all of a sudden this trip didn't seem like such a great idea. I chose to ignore all the concerned looks from those around me who asked where I was going and sat myself across the four vacant seats in the back row of the V Australia flight to Los Angeles. I babbled nervously to the friendly dentist seated in front of me about the solo mission planned for the month ahead and his positive response comforted me marginally until I realised...

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My Mexico

Posted by Sandra on Dec 28, 2011 Add a Comment 0

sandra_mexico.jpgMy Husband Nick and I have just had one of the most beautiful holidays of our lives, yes, it was in Mexico. It was my Husband's first time in Mexico, but even for me to be a tourist in my own Country, was the most fantastic experience. Canadians and Americans tend to think that visiting Mexico is worth because of its beautiful beaches, but that's not true, this fascinating country has a lot more to offer than only beaches. Let's mention for example some of the most important Colonial and Historical cities, introducing you to this extraordinary land and providing you as a traveller with a unique opportunity to savor the subtleties of its fascinating origins, where history, custom, language and religion, have interwoven over the millennia, leaving an extraordinarily rich and vibrant culture, with its very...

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