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... near the ancient Mayan ruins at Copan in Honduras. The pyramid complexes at Tikal and Copan afforded further insight into the ancient Mayas. Tikal was especially powerful. We held ceremonies and activations and received and downloaded those ancient alignments and harmonies.
Slowly our group started to disintegrate. Meggie, the French Canadien, Charita's friend who had been living with us at Ananda for a month, lost her heart to the magic of Tikal, and stayed ...
... preserved pre-Colombian settlement located in a spectacular setting in the jungle. Unlike Machu Picchu there is no train or bus to take you there so the only way to reach it is by foot. Distance wise the return journey seemed pretty undaunting, covering 28 miles over four days, but what this doesn't reflect is the effect of the hills and the heat. The surrounding jungle valley area is locally referred to as 'Green Hell', for both the conditions and ...
... First I went straight to Costeño Beach a small collection of straw huts, dorms and hammocks on the beach about an hour outside of Santa Marta. Pretty basic and cut off but it was lovely to get in that sea. A top tip given to me by a friend well versed in quality travel. Finally at the beach I started to unwind, but I am not quite there yet. Maybe too early. It was a good place to meet some people and get some top tips on what to do in Colombia. I met lots of Dutch and ...
... in attendance. This was due mainly, to the abandonment of the nearby slack-lining festival where they had a heaving crowd of eight. Pumped out pretty average house music until the sun came up. I've had bigger parties in my back garden.
Met two Kiwi girls whom it transpired were booked on the same boat as me from Cartagena to Panama a week later. The festival ticket selling guys it turned out weren't even working for the festival they had just ...
... lazy to hike back. So I got the boat. I'm so glad I'm not staying a night. 4.5 hours on the beach, doing nothing, is plenty for me. I don't need to be here for a night to repeat the same again tomorrow!! And I've slept in a hammock before. I know how much sleep you actually get. Precisely zero. As 4pm approached, a lot of people were gathered on the beach waiting for the comparatively small boat. Which was broken. A guy was fiddling with the engine. Around 4.15pm, ...