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Central America

  • At the Costa Rican/Panamanian border


    Still uncertain about my next move and panicky about running out of pages in my passport (humble brag?), I hitched a ride from Playa Panama to San Jose with our Tico neighbors to stay…

    June 2, 2016
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    Costa Rica

    Costa Rica

    After 20 hours on the bus from Guatemala, a gritty night in the back bedroom of a man’s gated in house in Managua, Nicaragua, and another five hours on a bus, I arrived in…

    June 1, 2016
  • Costa Rica Music

    What I’m Listening To: Vol. 10

    Years ago I’d made playlists for both of my parents, each with different music that reminded me of them. During dinner on our last night together in Costa Rica, Dad put on his “Dad…

    May 13, 2016
  • Guatemala

    Semuc Champey

    I’d finished my four weeks of Spanish classes in Antigua and had one week to kill before taking the long bus trip down to Costa Rica to meet up with my folks. I considered…

    May 13, 2016
  • Guatemala

    Lake Atitlan

    Lake Atitlan in Guatemala is beautiful. Really, you should go. But be forewarned that this post will not be a great representation of why you should. I wish I could say more exciting things…

    April 29, 2016
  • Guatemala

    Semana Santa in Antigua

    Unbeknownst to me prior to my arrival, Antigua happens to be the site of one of the largest Easter Week celebration in the world (also known as Holy Week or, in Spanish, Semana Santa).…

    April 26, 2016
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    Day 1: Antigua

    Over the last two weeks life as I knew it for the past six months has changed completely. A 40 hour journey brought me from Bangkok to El Salvador, dropping me from one cultural…

    March 28, 2016