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Queen of the Barrio

Since our last post we have been

- meeting up with our long haired ex-roommates, molly and kevin, in belize
- snorkeling with nurse sharks, turtles, and rays in the silk cayes
- meeting belizian hillbillies at a howler monkey sanctuary
- making squirrell friends who enjoy riding on paige's head
- taking buses on smooth roads in mexico
- partying in playa del carmen for semana santa
- eating crickets
- having tea time in the yucatan jungle with our gracious british volunteer hosts
- jumping into cenotes and swimming underneath bats
- kicking open swinging doors to get some cold beers in a cantina
- watching the elderly community of valladolid salsa in the central park
- drinking don julio in the mexican gulf
- running into our french friend gael
- taking a 20 hour bus to oaxaca
- losing our camera
- drinking mota infused mezcal
- eating agave flower tacos
- walking through a teachers' protest while checking into the english teaching scene
- possibly finding the world's greatest beach town, whose attributes exceed its roster of nude people
- reuniting with our friends from the barrio, meghan and carter
- swimming in high-mountain hot springs during a thunderstorm
- making it from guatemala to el salvador in the back of a truck, thanks to Miguel
- hiking to waterfalls in the rainforest near juayua
- swearing off pupusas
- beach hopping along the el salvadorian coast
- finally getting our hands on some good craft beer
- taking a dip in a cold sulfury lake
- bunking down at a seminary
- crossing from el salvador to honduras to nicaragua as our number of bus rides climbed into the double digits
- being crowned volunteers of the month at the devil's non-profit, Buenas Cosas

We have just arrived on Isla de Ometepe on Lago de Cocibolca to start a month of volunteer work at a permaculture farm. After life on the farm, we are going to start a month of travelling with the honorable Heidi and Charlie Vogel, with guest appearances from Betty and Roy Schindler and Willis Vogel.


Posted by paigejohn 17:09

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Sounds mostly fabulous! Thanks for the summary of your travelings. I love all the pictures and am going to try to get some of them copied. I am really excited about Ometepe I think it should be a lot of fun. Love hearing from you. See you really soon!!!!!!

by Yo Momma

Ah I've missed this! Thanks for the updates Such a bummer about your camera! Can Paige take pics with her notepad? Miss you both so much! Love hearing about your adventures! Hope the new volunteer project goes well! Xoxoxo

by Patti Wachter

Nice pictures! You all look great. and such cool adventures too. See you both soon.

by Charlie

Oh to be young again! Looks like you are having a blast. Hmmm, not much going on here, but we are exploring lots, and we are going to a tattoo convention in Long Beach this weekend - seriously!



by ccschindler

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