Central America Archive
Quetzaltenango, in Guatemala, has a name that seems ready for tales of exotic travels and interesting experiences. I didn’t have any pre-set expectations before I got there, but I did expect it to at least be a place worth hanging around for a few days. Well…not really. As I’ve found in so
Often when I visit a country I take a stroll through a typical supermarket looking for the screaming bargains. What’s a deal here? I’m in Guatemala right now, which is certainly one of the cheapest places to travel and one of the cheapest places to live. Here’s what I picked up yesterday
What’s the biggest perception difference between an experienced budget traveler and one planning to take off around the world? The first has learned what really breaks the budget over time. The latter generally has it all backwards. Here are some paraphrased quotes from people who have sent me e-mails or asked questions
Panama can be one of the world’s greatest places to live on a lower budget than you could in a developed country, especially if you’re a retiree. It’s also a place favored by thousands of very wealthy Latin Americans and business tycoons, however. So whether you find the place a bargain largely
You’ve probably seen a handful of photos from Granada, Nicaragua posted here and there. Usually you get the central plaza, the cathedral, a bell tower view over the roofs, and some horse-drawn carriages. Or in the case of a cheapskate like me, photos of signs showing how cheap everything is in Nicaragua.