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Spanish Colonial Charm in Antigua: The Journey Part 9

Talk to some of the locals in the market. The locals here will give you all kinds of information and many are eager to learn about you and where you come from as well. I find many of the people tending to booths are more likely to talk if you make a purchase (even just a very small one). Start a conversation on whatever you just purchased, or about the market, or life in Antigua! Just get the courage to talk! The same goes for photos. Don't just walk up and snap pictures of them in the market working. It is considered rude. How would you feel if someone did it to you? Uncomfortable? Annoyed? Well, they are human beings too so respect their privacy as you would your own. I usually make a purchase and then ask politely if they mind if I take a photo. Most are accommodating but don't be offended if they decline.

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San Pedro La Laguna: Lake Atitlan and The Journey Part 7

My heart pounding, I took several steps and then stopped to listen for any sounds that could tell me what was ahead. I heard nothing but the waves from the lake pounding against the rocks on the shore. I continued to walk down the path until I came to a small tunnel that was even darker. I could see there was a small sign with my hotel name on it but I was still leery of what was ahead.  It was very hot and I was sweating. Suddenly something jumped out in front of me.

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Hidden Paradise at Semuc Champey: The Journey Part 6

The road was extremely muddy. It was a one lane road with no shoulder and large drop-offs on one side. It is basically the nightmare bus scenario where the bus rolls down the side of the mountain; a bus traveling down a one-lane, muddy road, with vehicles going in both directions, while the clouds are low enough they hit the road impairing visibility along with the current rainfall. Yes, there are photos below of that road (make sure to check them out). I did not take a photo of my underwear, however, since I and everyone else on the bus were shitting our pants.

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Welcome to Isla de Flores a Most Wonderful Little Town: The Journey Part 4

You can immediately see the difference in the landscape. I was so happy to finally be in Guatemala. You see, Guatemala was the country that made me want to travel through Central America. It was the gem of the region, or at least I was hoping!

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Oxtankah Ruins: The Journey Part 2

My visit to Oxtankah started off with a walk through Calderitas when I saw a sign that said Oxtankah with a Mayan pyramid symbol next to it and a number 7. I walked back to my hostel immediately afterward to find out what it was all about. So, I consulted the local expert, Google. I found out that Oxtankah ruins were located 7.3 kilometers from Calderitas (for all my American friends this is about 4.6 miles). 

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Welcome to Mexico: The Journey Part 1

I knew that stepping on to that plane was the point of no return. Nothing would ever be the same again. "What was it going to be like?" "Was I going to be in danger?" "Would I ever return?" "Would I see my family ever again?" These were just some of the thoughts that were running through my head.

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Packing and the Theory of Relativity

I literally spent 2 days packing and unpacking. I kicked some cats, dogs, and even punched a few babies in the face during those couple of days! I finally gave up because I knew that there was something I was missing in order to figure out this physics puzzle. Maybe it is a degree in Quantum Physics? ...or possibly Advanced Geometry? 

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Who Am I?

I once heard someone say "Since I cannot be anyone else, I will just be me."  That is it.  I am just me. Chris Harrison (a.k.a. Einstein). I have traveled to some different areas of the United States and Canada but I am not an expert on travel.  I have been a photographer for as long as I can remember (over 30 years) but I am no expert.  I have writing skills but I am no expert writer.  I just enjoy each of those and I like to share my passions with others.

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Why You Don't Need to be Rich to Travel

"If you didn't have to pay rent or a mortgage, utilities, car payments, and car insurance; could you travel?" Taking away all of these costs and applying them to traveling and you can quickly see that the costs are manageable.

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Why You Can't Really Quit Your Job Today & Travel the World Tomorrow

There are websites out there that claim you can quit your job and travel today!  This CAN be true but if you are traveling internationally there are a whole bunch of other considerations and time sucking prerequisites that won't allow you to leave tomorrow no matter how much money you have in your bank account! 

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The Plan: Central & South America

Do you plan out every minute of your vacations?  Does it feel stressed and chaotic instead of relaxing?  Are you exhausted by the time your trip is done? Traveling slow without a laid out plan is the best way to take in a culture really get to know a place.  Spend time enjoying what the area and people have to offer without the stress of having to see everything.  You can always go back.

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