Saturday, August 19, 2017

A REPRISE OF BLOG POSTS FROM ALL OVER THE MAP OF CENTRAL AMERICA






My husband and I have lived in or visited the many wonderful countries of Central America during our "nomadic" life in Latin America.  Our primary living base was Guatemala for a number of fantastic years.  From there it was easy to explore Guatemala's seven Central American neighbors which include Honduras, San Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, and Belize. We travelled exclusively by bus while stopping when we were tempted to explore the area.  It was an incredible experience and lifestyle and I loved it all.  In honor of our anniversary living "la vida buena," ("the good life") I am posting the links to my previously published posts for Central America.  You may also visit these wonderful places by opening the following links.  It certainly makes travelling easier than jumping on and off buses.  If you are ready, let's buckle up and go!



BEFORE WE GET TO MY BLOG LINKS, I AM INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING PHOTOGRAPHS WHICH ARE SOME OF MY FAVORITE "ON THE ROAD PHOTOS" FROM OUR TRAVELS IN CENTRAL AMERICA.



WHOEVER SAID THAT TRAVELING WAS EASY? I WALKED ACROSS THIS SCARY SUSPENSION BRIDGE AND LET MY HUSBAND DEAL WITH THE DRIVING.  



ONE WAY TO CROSS THE MANGROVES IN GUATEMALA WAS BY THIS MODE OF TRANSPORT.



YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU MIGHT CATCH A MEMORABLE PHOTO THROUGH THE REARVIEW SIDE MIRROR.  



AND SOMETIMES YOU EXPERIENCE ROADS THAT HAVE BEEN WASHED OUT AND YOU HAVE TO JUST FOLLOW THE LOCALS.  




THE PIG RIDING ON TOP OF THIS TRUCK OBVIOUSLY HAD NO FEAR.  




TRAVELING WITH THE LOCALS IN GUATEMALA IS DEFINITELY THE WAY TO  GO.  



MEETING AND VISITING WITH OTHER BUS TRAVELERS IS A DEFINITE PERK.



NOW I COULD TAKE A LESSON ON BOAT TRAVEL FROM THIS LOCAL HOMBRE. 



WAITING FOR THE BUS IN THE RAIN IS NOT FUN NOR IS THE BLURRY PHOTO.




THE REWARD AFTER ALL THE EFFORT OF GETTING THERE AS SEEN AT MONTERRICO, GUATEMALA .


THE FOLLOWING LINKS WILL TAKE YOU TO MY BLOG POSTS ON CENTRAL AMERICA.  ENJOY!  






LAGO ATITLAN, GUATEMALA







GETTING AROUND IN LATIN AMERICA




THE HUIPILS OF GUATEMALA AND MEXICO




I WANT TO TRAVEL NEXT TIME LIKE THE OWNERS OF THIS TRICKED OUT TRUCK WE MET IN GRANADA, NICARAGUA.  THEY WERE DRIVING FROM ALASKA TO THE PATAGONIA REGION AT THE SOUTHERN TIP OF ARGENTINA AND CHILE.  NOW THAT'S A BIG WOW!

THE LINK TO MY LARGER THAN NORMAL PHOTO ALBUM IS:


CENTRAL AMERICA PHOTO ALBUM


IN CASE YOU MISSED MY REPRISE OF BLOG POSTS FROM ALL OVER THE MAP OF SOUTH AMERICA HERE HERE YOU ARE: 

ALL OVER THE MAP OF SOUTH AMERICA




UNTIL NEXT TIME, WISHING YOU HAPPY ADVENTURES, SAFE TRAVELS, AND EASY BORDER CROSSINGS!   LAURA













Friday, July 28, 2017

A REPRISE OF BLOG POSTS FROM ALL OVER THE MAP OF SOUTH AMERICA


















Sharing our amazing "nomadic lifestyle" has taken on a whole new dimension for me.  Not only am I sharing the places and cultures that have meant so much to us, but I get to re-live them again in the process of creating these blog posts.  Little did I know when my husband suggest I start a blog how important it would become to me.  I jokingly say to him he created a "Blog Monster," but he is as happy as I am that I have found this experience so rewarding.

This posting is on our favorite places where we either lived for an extended period of time or visited while exploring the vast continent of South America.  The following links will take you to those posts for your ease and convenience.  As an introductory "warm up" the following photographs are some of my favorite South America photographs.  I hope you enjoy this reminiscing journey through South America.


BEFORE WE GET TO MY BLOG LINKS, I AM INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING PHOTOGRAPHS WHICH ARE SOME OF MY FAVORITES FROM OUR YEARS IN SOUTH AMERICA.




Lago Nahuel HuapĂ­ is the lake on which San Martin de Los Andes is located and where we lived while exploring this beautiful region in Argentina.  



The dog walking business never suffers from a lack of customers in Buenos Aires.  And the mostly apartment dwelling dogs were so well behaved and appreciative!



Margarita Island is the largest island in the Venezuelan state of Nueva Esparta and is located off the northeastern coast of the country in the Caribbean Sea. We spent a delightful month on the island and were welcomed by the friendly and lovely locals.



Epiphany Day celebrations in Cuenca, Ecuador were very special and the children in the parades were lovely.  



The selection at the on-the-water fish market in Valparaiso was awesome!  



An Argentina gaucho with his herd of sheep whom we passed while driving from Argentina to Chile.


Valparaiso, Ecuador is well known for its avant garde art scene.  It's seaside location, climate, and "vibe" reminded us a lot of San Francisco, California.



To live is to tango especially in the San Telmo neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina.



Crossing the Andes from Argentina to Chile was dramatic even after the Spring snow melt.



A lovely countryside chapel as seen in the Lake District of Argentina. Is this setting not "picture perfect"?




Hanging out with the "locals" in Valparaiso, Chile.



Bariloche in the Lake District of Argentina is known for its heritage of German food, chocolate, and architecture.  



The Mapuche people are the last of the indigenous peoples of Argentina and Chile.  I fondly wear my necklace to this day with its Mapuche symbol and memories.



Isla Margarita is the Venezuelan island in the Caribbean which is hot, hot, hot!  


THE FOLLOWING ARE THE LINKS TO MY SOUTH AMERICAN BLOG POSTS  




FAVORITE BARRIOS IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA


 

CUSCO AND THE SACRED VALLEY IN PERU






CUENCA, ECUADOR: THE LAND OF SPRINGTIME






CHARMING COLONIA, URUGUAY






THE PORT CITY OF VALPARAISO, CHILE






THE INCA RUINS OF MACHU PICCHU





GETTING AROUND IN LATIN AMERICA


WITH MY LOVE AND THANKS TO MY HUSBAND, NOMADIC PARTNER, AND THE REASON MEXICO AND BEYOND: LAURA'S PHOTO JOURNEY WAS CREATED. 



Catching up with the outside world in Cuenca, Ecuador.  Glad someone is and it's not me! 


ALL OVER THE MAP OF SOUTH AMERICA ALBUM



UNTIL NEXT TIME, WISHING YOU HAPPY ADVENTURES, SAFE TRAVELS, AND SMOOTH BORDER CROSSINGS!   LAURA 


                                        A reminder:  memories are only a click away!