• North America,  Travel,  United States of America

    Islamorada

    Islamorada, pronounced as “eye la more ah dah” means village of islands in Spanish. The Purple Isle, nicknamed by Spanish explorers centuries ago perceived the world-class sportfishing as well as fishing tournaments. Located about 36km away from the last place we stayed, Key Largo, Islamorada was our third stop, on our way to Key West.

  • Travel,  United States of America

    Key Largo

    Measuring about 50km long, Key Largo is the largest island of the keys, and the name originates from the Spanish Cayo Largo - Long Key. This island is a great place to appreciate nature, with the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Everglades National Park and the Dolphins lagoon nearby. Located about 112km from where we first touched down in South Beach Miami, we stopped for three nights in this island on our journey to Key West.

  • Food / Drinks,  Travel,  United States of America

    Miami South Beach

    The drama CSI: Miami and Pitbull who's always included Miami in his song lyrics taught me about Miami, and seeing this place with my own eyes was just unbelievable. I enjoyed exploring this place even with the Sargassum seaweed invasion because there's so much more to see besides the beaches here in Miami. I've included in this post the places I've visited or come across with during our three nights stay in South beach.

  • Food / Drinks,  Guatemala,  North America,  Travel

    Guatemala City

    After staying here in this beautiful Lake Atitlan for a week and got used to the beautiful landscape, it was hard to say goodbye. But we must move on in our life, and there would be a new place and a new journey in future that would probably be as exciting as this one. Yesterday we bought the bus ticket at Nexway Travel that’s including a boat ride for the cost of $23 per person. They told us to get to the boat by 8 am, and to be at Magic Travel by 9 am for the bus ride. When we got to the boat at 7:50 am, we didn’t…

  • Food / Drinks,  Guatemala,  North America,  Travel

    San Pedro & Santa Cruz

    The boat from San Marcos to San Pedro only took nine minutes with the cost of 10 GTQ per person, and this time it didn’t stop anywhere else. When we got to Hostal Mi Cabana at 11:20 am, the room that we booked yesterday was ready for us. Trev had already got himself settled and waiting for us. Hostal Mi Cabana The lady who also took care of the Jewellery and Art Gallery took us to our room. We chose to pay for the accommodation in Quetzal instead of dollars, and for a night stay without breakfast, it cost 200 GTQ for the two of us. When I first saw…

  • Food / Drinks,  Guatemala,  North America,  Travel

    Walking from San Marcos to San Pedro

    Hiking without a guide or walking between villages is generally not recommended for safety reasons, except between the route from San Marcos to San Pedro. Taking a boat is much safer, and the cost for one way should not cost more than GTQ 25 to any of the towns around the lake. But for people like us who craves for an adventure, taking a boat doesn’t seem appeal to us. Yesterday’s walk failed because we have a program and had set a time limit. It was different this time as we didn’t care about the time. However, we did plan to have a swim at Las Cristalinas on the way…

  • Food / Drinks,  Guatemala,  North America,  Travel

    San Marcos La Laguna

    San Marcos is one of the places where you can have your picture taken up close with the landscape of Atitlán’s three volcanoes, San Pedro, Atitlan and the double-coned summit of Tolimán. I couldn’t wait to get over there, so early morning at about 10 am we checked out from the hotel but not before saying goodbye to Cookie, the guard dog in Hotel Victoria. It was easy to get the boat as there’s no queue to it. The ride cost 25 GTQ per person, and we stopped at Santa Cruz and other places around the lake before reaching San Marcos after 25 minutes journey. As soon as we disembarked…

  • Food / Drinks,  Guatemala,  North America,  Travel

    Panajachel Guatemala

    The next day it’s time to leave this beautiful town, Antigua to Panajachel. Our van supposed to depart at 12:30 noon but until 1 pm we’re still waiting for it at the Yellow House Hotel y Agencia de Viajes. Fortunately, while waiting for our ride to come, they allowed us to use their wifi. We sat on the roof admiring the view for one last time. By 1:22 pm, it’s finally arrived. We didn’t get to choose our seats because when we got on the van, we were the last two passengers to get on it. We got the very last seats at the back on the left side. I…

  • Food / Drinks,  Guatemala,  North America,  Travel

    Antigua Guatemala

    Founded on 10th March 1543 and declared as a world heritage site in 1976, Antigua is a place where one can enjoy exploring the beauty of an incredible number of restored colonial buildings as well as the old ruined. It used to be Guatemala’s capital city until the disaster happened, the Santa Marta earthquakes in 1773 had made Guatemala city its new capital city in 1776 until now. If you fly from Mexico City to La Aurora International Airport, make sure to get the seat on the right side. The view of the volcanoes is fantastic! I wished someone has told us this information earlier before we board the plane.…

  • Mexico,  North America,  Travel

    Mexico City

    With only three days two nights in Mexico City, we managed to explore to some well-known places in Mexico city such as taking the Stadium Aztec tour, exploring the historical centre - Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral, Zócalo - Plaza de la Constitucion and had a great night out around Plaza Garibaldi. During the duration, we stayed at Hotel Diligencias and had some local food.

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