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Latin American tour August 2008 – Day 5 – Guatemala

Today we moved onto Guatemala, leaving the Dominican Republic behind. The flight stopped off in Costa Rica, giving us an hour and a half in the country and at least we had a chance to buy some good looking coffee and a few choc...
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Latin American tour August 2008 – Day 6 – Guatemala

A busy schedule today and the start of a few days of intense travelling. We were picked up early by Roberto Deleón, President of ANAKAKAW, who drove us to the Ministry of Economics. ANAKAKAW had arranged a meeting with L...
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Latin American tour August 2008 – Day 7 – Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

After enjoying Antigua for far too short a time, and a quick goodbye to Emily Stone in the morning, Edgar Chávez picked up Lourdes, Kate, Tom and I to take us to Quetzaltenango, another well known centre of artisanal cho...
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Latin American tour August 2008 – Day 8 – Soconusco belt, Guatemala

So, what would you want for you birthday? I quite like the idea of standing in a cacao farm in Soconusco, the most renowned of Aztec growing areas, where the emperor Motecuhzoma had his own personal cacao groves. So, lucky it a...
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Latin American tour August 2008 – Day 9 – Panajachel, Guatemala

Last night stayed up too late talking on the hotel balcony, and I just couldn’t face the trip across the lake the others were planning. So I managed to chill out, watch the volcanos not being active from the balcony and c...
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