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Central America  - 
 
Having been used to the slow-paced stoner lifestyle of San Pedro’s tourist strip the energy of the Maya village hits me like a shot of espresso. A procession of children in school uniform is following a small brass band further up the hill. Some of the kids are brandishing crosses, others have makeshift footballs or bags filled with slices of mango. Women with baskets on their heads are calling out: “Hay pan de banana, hay pan de coco, hay pan de chocolate.” Men with guns are standing watch beside the bank.
I spent an excellent morning with Anita from the Lake Atitlán Cooking School in San Pedro La Laguna shopping in the Mayan market, cooking traditional Guatemalan cuisine, soaking in the scenery and learning about the local culture. “It is a shame, but some of our culture, we are losing,” Anita, ...
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“It is a shame, but some of our culture, we are losing,” Anita, my Guatemalan cooking instructor for the day, says as she takes me up a hilly cobbled path that connects the traveller-filled lower half of San Pedro La Laguna to the Maya village above. “The traditional outfits are beautiful but they are expensive. Most men prefer to wear second-hand western clothes that cost just one or two Quetzales in the market. Sometimes I even like to wear other clothes too.”
I spent an excellent morning with Anita from the Lake Atitlán Cooking School in San Pedro La Laguna shopping in the Mayan market, cooking traditional Guatemalan cuisine, soaking in the scenery and learning about the local culture. “It is a shame, but some of our culture, we are losing,” Anita, ...
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After crossing Lake Nicaragua by ferry I had an interesting Sunday night in Moyogalpa on the volcanic island of Ometepe. It involved a blackout, a boxer and me almost joining a football team.
The ferry from San Jorge to Moyogalpa is something else. Lake Nicaragua is tideless but on a windy day the waters can be choppier than a sushi kitchen, and far less regimented. The boat rocked a full 70 degrees left and then a full 70 degrees right, like a pendulum as we bulldozed our way ...
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“–Oh, it’s just ‘cos I’m famous. I’m a boxer. I thought you were taking a picture of me,” He pointed to a few empty bottles of Toña on a table beside us. “A photographer was taking pictures of me earlier, we had a few beers, you know, hangin’ out,”
The ferry from San Jorge to Moyogalpa is something else. Lake Nicaragua is tideless but on a windy day the waters can be choppier than a sushi kitchen, and far less regimented. The boat rocked a full 70 degrees left and then a full 70 degrees right, like a pendulum as we bulldozed our way ...
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After crossing Lake Nicaragua by ferry I had an interesting Sunday night in Moyogalpa on the volcanic island of Ometepe. It involved a blackout, a boxer and me almost joining a football team.
The ferry from San Jorge to Moyogalpa is something else. Lake Nicaragua is tideless but on a windy day the waters can be choppier than a sushi kitchen, and far less regimented. The boat rocked a full 70 degrees left and then a full 70 degrees right, like a pendulum as we bulldozed our way ...
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I'm going on this awesome #TopdeckTravel  Moroccan Explorer trip later on in the year.

It starts with a horse-drawn carriage tour of Marrakech, continues to the largest minaret in the world in Casablanca, before hitting up the capital city Rabat.

The next leg of the journey involves a visit to the Roman ruins of Volubilis - think bath houses and brothels - and then a stopover in the mausoleum, mosque and medina filled city of Fes.

Next up is a journey through the alpine-fresh Atlas Mountains, a camel ride into the middle of the Sahara Desert and a magical night under the stars in a traditional berber tent.

The tremendous trip ends with a drive through the orange sandstone peaks of Dades Gorge, a peek into the 'Desert Hollywood' UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aït Ben-Haddo and a final night in the hustle and bustle of Marrakech.

I'm looking to go between July 17-27. But if you don't fancy joining me then, there is a cheaper trip available May 15-24 !!!

Check out the full itinerary and find more details about the adventure at:

 https://www.topdeck.travel/tours/moroccan-explorer 

+Topdeck Travel  #Wanderlust   #Morocco   #Travel  
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Sparkling sapphire water stretches across the bay until it is confronted by a majestic range of volcanic mountains, making shapes in the sky like shadows in a dense thicket of forest. The faces and bodies of ancient Maya rulers form along the elevated horizon, as if watching over the lakeside villages to ensure that villagers don’t stray too far from their ancestral roots.
I spent an excellent morning with Anita from the Lake Atitlán Cooking School in San Pedro La Laguna shopping in the Mayan market, cooking traditional Guatemalan cuisine, soaking in the scenery and learning about the local culture. “It is a shame, but some of our culture, we are losing,” Anita, ...
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“It is a shame, but some of our culture, we are losing,” Anita, my Guatemalan cooking instructor for the day, says as she takes me up a hilly cobbled path that connects the traveller-filled lower half of San Pedro La Laguna to the Maya village above. “The traditional outfits are beautiful but they are expensive. Most men prefer to wear second-hand western clothes that cost just one or two Quetzales in the market. Sometimes I even like to wear other clothes too.”
I spent an excellent morning with Anita from the Lake Atitlán Cooking School in San Pedro La Laguna shopping in the Mayan market, cooking traditional Guatemalan cuisine, soaking in the scenery and learning about the local culture. “It is a shame, but some of our culture, we are losing,” Anita, ...
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After crossing Lake Nicaragua by ferry I had an interesting Sunday night in Moyogalpa on the volcanic island of Ometepe. It involved a blackout, a boxer and me almost joining a football team.
The ferry from San Jorge to Moyogalpa is something else. Lake Nicaragua is tideless but on a windy day the waters can be choppier than a sushi kitchen, and far less regimented. The boat rocked a full 70 degrees left and then a full 70 degrees right, like a pendulum as we bulldozed our way ...
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"Thin lines of cloud stretched across the sky like pieces of milky mozzarella slowly cooking in the embers of a tangerine glow emanating from underneath the horizon." SUNDAY NIGHT IN MOYOGALPA #Nicaragua   #Ometepe  
The ferry from San Jorge to Moyogalpa is something else. Lake Nicaragua is tideless but on a windy day the waters can be choppier than a sushi kitchen, and far less regimented. The boat rocked a full 70 degrees left and then a full 70 degrees right, like a pendulum as we bulldozed our way ...
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Central America  - 
 
After crossing Lake Nicaragua by ferry I had an interesting Sunday night in Moyogalpa on the volcanic island of Ometepe. It involved a blackout, a boxer and me almost joining a football team.
The ferry from San Jorge to Moyogalpa is something else. Lake Nicaragua is tideless but on a windy day the waters can be choppier than a sushi kitchen, and far less regimented. The boat rocked a full 70 degrees left and then a full 70 degrees right, like a pendulum as we bulldozed our way ...
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On the road from Managua to León lies a legendary roadside fast food joint called Quesillos Güiligüiste. They make fresh cheese, sour cream and tortilla on the premises everyday and it is delicious. Makes you wonder why we have to put up with so much junk food in the UK.

#Nicaragua    #Travel    #travelphotography  
As I rolled back the thin plastic sheet from the long cylindrical limb my face became sticky from oozes of soft cheese and sour cream. I continued to suck from the tip of the fold and my whole face became plastered in thick milky substances. It turns out eating Quesillo, a thick corn tortilla ...
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Chips are usually overdone, soggy, and brown. Fish is nothing to shout home about and the price is pretty dear. Nice views and good service although it pales in comparison to the Penryn outfit.
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