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. Continue reading “Islamorada”

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. Continue reading “Key Largo”

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. We’ve been planning this vacation ever since our last visit to Texas, and this vacation won’t be happening if it wasn’t for mum and dad who paid for this holiday, so, thanks mum and dad, we love you! Continue reading “Miami South Beach”

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. Continue reading “Walking from San Marcos to San Pedro”

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. Continue reading “San Marcos La Laguna”

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. Continue reading “Antigua Guatemala”

Mexico City

Although having no inflight entertainment in the Interjet plane from Dallas to Mexico city, it didn’t bother us much as the flight time was only about 2 hours 20minutes. At the immigration, there’re many counters in operation, and we didn’t have to queue for long. However, with my Malaysian passport having no separation between surname & given name, there’s some confusion, and I have to go with him to sign some amendment paper. If I not mistaken when I first arrived in Mexico while on a connecting flight to Colombia, the officer had registered my surname wrongly in the system, and now they amended it with the form that I signed. Continue reading “Mexico City”