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    Walking on Deck 4

    by katmai Written Dec 26, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Being on the cruise ship was my favorite thing. Taking a walk early in the morning was always plesant and highly recommended. A track was located on an upper deck. But I really enjoyed the one on deck 4 which when around the entire ship and was shaded.

    Fondest memory: Feeling the fresh sea breeze as I gazed at the clear, blue water passing by.

    Explorer's quiet space
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    Spanish in El Salvador

    by SalvaSpan Written Feb 25, 2003

    Favorite thing: Study Spanish while you surf El Salvador with the El Salvador Spanish Schools,

    Fondest memory: El Salvador Spanish Schools

    El Salvador Spanish Schools offers courses in Santa Ana, San Salvador, and in Puerto La Libertad, a coastal surfing destination. We offer Spanish language instruction at all levels.

    Quotes from some of our students:

    “I forgot to mention how fabulous my homestay family is. Karina and Santiago and Sarita and baby Samantha are warm, bright, friendly, and easy going. I`ve been in 6 homestays in other countries, and this was the best by far.
    Thanks, Tara Williams"

    We are a unique program in that we offer students the option of studying in La Libertad, in the coffee country of Santa Ana, or with the Escuela Cuzcatlan in the capitol, San Salvador. You can study at one, two, or all three locations, which allows you to really get to know the country.

    Our program is designed around a full-immersion pedagogy, which includes intensive Spanish instruction and the chance to put what you learn into practice through a homestay with a Salvadoran family. Students also have the option of a hotel or rental apartment.

    We also offer three excursions per week to Mayan ruins, waterfalls, highland coffee villages like Los Naranjos and Nahuizalco, and museums. Flexible scheduling options, private tutoring, and one-on-one classes are available, and discounts are available for groups.

    Our instructors are experienced language teachers with degrees from the national universities, and Director Nelson Pacheco is bilingual and has nine years of teaching experience. He is available to facilitate your visit, helping with tasks which are difficult for foreigners, such as renting a house or car, making travel arrangements, or just getting your food the way you like it.

    Also feel free to call or email us if you have any questions.

    Study Spanish while you Surf!
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    by luiggi Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Fondest memory: Panamá canal. The three sets of locks of the two-lane Canal work as water elevators that lift the ships to the level of Gatun Lake, 26 meters over sea level, and later lower them again to sea level on the other side of the Isthmus of Panama.

    Panam�� canal
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    by luiggi Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Fondest memory: Pristine beaches and amazing jungle-covered hills, heartwarming people and unique cultures, world renowned diving and endless activities, authentic Caribbean charm and inexpensive accommodations. This Eden is the island of Roatan, the most developed of the Bay Islands chain located just 40 miles northeast of mainland.

    Roatan Island
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    by luiggi Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Fondest memory: Guatemala City, home to one-fourth of the country's entire population and the capital of Guatemala, features a huge range of restaurants, hotels, and shopping facilities that can fit any budget. Guatemala City is the country's commercial, financial, and cultural center. It is also the hub of the nation's transportation. Coffee, the chief export, is grown on the surrounding hillsides. The city is clean and modern, with wide paved streets radiating from Central Park. On the plaza are the National Palace and the Metropolitan Cathedral. In La Aurora Park is the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, famous for its collection of Mayan Indian objects. The National Archives and the National Library are other noteworthy buildings in the city.

    Guatemala City
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    by luiggi Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Fondest memory: María la gorda, located at the western end of the island 170 miles west Havana in an area rarely visited by tourists, this is the place to come if you really want to get away from it all. Situated on the edge of the warm, sheltered, Bahia de Corrientes, the surrounding waters are littered with shipwrecked galleons laden with treasures. The area was a popular sheltering point for pirates and corsairs. The water here is an intense indigo, as beautiful as any in the Caribbean. The coral formations, sponges and gorgonians are quite spectacular and the fish are plentiful, including barracuda, moray eels, lobster, grunts, groupers, and even whale sharks at certain times of the year.

    Mar��a la Gorda
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    Costa Rica

    by luiggi Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Fondest memory: The small village of Tortuguero lies on the northeastern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, approximately 50 miles north of the principal Port of Limon. The village is comprised of a variety of cultures: Hispanic, Miskito Indian (Nicaragua), and Afro-Caribbean. Both Spanish and Creole English are spoken. The region surrounding Tortuguero is called the Tortuguero Plain, which is a vast low lying area of little topographic relief still covered by a large expanse of tropical rainforest. Tortuguero beach is the most important nesting site of the endangered green turtle in the Western Hemishpere. Giant leatherback, hawksbill, and loggerhead turtles also nest here. The green turtle population is believed to have come perilously close to extinction in the 1960s when nearly every female turtle arriving to nest in Tortuguero was taken for the export market for turtle soup. The park now includes over 19,000 hectares and protects 22 miles of nesting beach from the mouth of the Tortuguero River south to Parisimina. The park, and the Barra del Colorado Wildlife Refuge to the north, comprise the largest remaining adjoining tract of lowland wet tropical forest on Costa Rica's Atlantic Coast.

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    Cheap Internet

    by Celas Written Feb 25, 2003

    Favorite thing: Here in Quetzaltenago, Guatemala Internet access is very economical. For instance, at our Internet Café @celasmaya we charge only Q6 per hour, with a minimum charge of Q2. We have hook-ups for digital cameras, space for your laptop, and can burn your images to cd.

    Centro de Internet CELAS Maya
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  • You must climb every temple in...

    by unavela Written Sep 12, 2002

    Favorite thing: You must climb every temple in Tikal, Guatemala. And take the time to just sit and listen to the howler (sp?) monkeys in the jungle. And hire a guide so that you can watch the sunset from the top of a temple and then make it safely out of Tikal without getting lost.

    Fondest memory: The sense of peace I felt in the villages surrounding Lago Atitlan.

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  • Just relax. Take time to just...

    by Drusion Written Sep 8, 2002

    Favorite thing: Just relax. Take time to just explore the beauty of this wonderful country. There are so many things to do and see.

    Fondest memory: The patient people. I speak only a little spanish, and my partner doesn't speak any, but the natives understand that and will be patient with you.

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    Go snorkeling!! There are many...

    by Debala Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Go snorkeling!! There are many places by the dock that arrange day trips to the isolated cayes, lunch included. The reef isn't too far away, and if you're not a diver, it's ok because there's plenty for the snorkler too.

    Fondest memory: The children!! The most beautiful smiles on these children who were so friendly, playing w/the coconuts on the beach. And everyone else is incredibly friendly too.

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    shop in St. Thomas, ride the...

    by seagoingJLW Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Favorite thing: shop in St. Thomas, ride the Nautilus submarine, take a glass bottomed boat, purchase mola from the Cuni Indians in San Blas, sail through the Panama Canal, visit Aruba, Bonaire and Curaç]ao, visit the British Islands, and visit the great beaches everywhere.

    Fondest memory: Riding at the bow of a ship through the entire length of the Panama Canal.

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  • Hard to describe the best...

    by Kris_van_Hee Written Sep 2, 2002

    Favorite thing: Hard to describe the best thing about Costa Rica. Every day was a new adventure. If you love nature, this is the place to visit. You must not miss Tortugero, Arenal volcano and Tobacan Hot Springs and the birdwatching every day, everywhere.

    Fondest memory: Can't single out a fondest memory. Every day was fabulous.

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    Be ready to forget the time...

    by Basmom Written Aug 26, 2002

    Favorite thing: Be ready to forget the time and just totally relax! We found ourselves wondering what time it was and not knowing for sure! We laid on the beach everyday and just did things as the mood struck us...

    Fondest memory: The snorkling in Jamaica is superb! We got some great pictures and had a great time! We also took a glass bottom boat tour of the reefs in the area and that was great fun...the size of the starfish just boggle my mind!

    Sunset on the Water

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  • live with a latin american...

    by marysupreme Written Aug 26, 2002

    Favorite thing: live with a latin american family. i believe that the truest way to connect with the culture is to live with the people.

    Fondest memory: oh i have so many. i guess the thing i loved the most were the surreal moments i shared doing common things with the people i befriended while there: i.e. cooking chicken soup in the nicaraguan countryside with three campesino families, running on horseback through lush terrain throughout nicaragua and costa rica, making tortillas and tamales with tender latin women.

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