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Things to do in Cuba for all age groups

Cuba is changing. The decades-old American embargo is being relaxed this year, and a 2010 government decree is allowing private restaurateurs to open enterprising eateries across the island. The changes are sparking curiosity in travellers across the world.Cuba features numerous family friendly resorts and welcomes cruise ship visits from seniors, so the island clearly offers activities …

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Opening a Can of Whoop-Ass! Hot Sauce New Orleans

It seems so long ago now! On our first night in Lancaster county PA, in some nondescript but friendly motel, we were just settling down for the night when we hear a bellow from the next room: “Get yourself in that tub or I’ll be opening a can of Whoop-Ass on y’all!” We didn’t think …

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Tikal With Kids. Discovering the Maya in Tikal Guatemala.

The highlight of our time in Guatemala was Tikal National Park, the most incredible set of Mayan ruins in the world. But Tikal with kids, is that really going to work? Is it safe? Is it too hot, too high, too boring, too far? No way, the boys had a ball. It’s always important to learn …

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Good Friday Procession Flores Guatemala

Good Friday, two religions in one day. Ancient Mayan traditions in a steamy sub-tropical rain forest at Tikal and an evening Catholic procession in the town of Flores. During our month in Antigua Guatemala we saw the Sunday processions and flower carpets of the build up to Easter, the big day itself will fall for …

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From Antigua to San Pedro La Laguna & Lake Atitlan Guatemala

Dedicated followers ( there are a few!) will know that we just spent a whole month in Antigua Guatemala quietly getting on with life before catching the bus from Antigua to San Pedro La Laguna up on Lake Atitlan. It’s like stepping into another world, one we find infinitely more enjoyable. Antigua is lovely but …

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