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Born and raised in Yorkshire, England, Jo is currently working as a freelance travel writer in Latin America. With degrees in International Politics and Human Rights, as well and Spanish and French, she considers herself a student of the world. www.josykes.com
Manchester Student Direct
Nagasaki JET Nag Rag
Always be open minded and understanding.
Nomozaki, Kyushu Japan, where I lived for 2 years.
Playing drinking games with Lao Lao (local moon shine) with tribes-men in the moutains of Laos on the Golden Triangle Boarder.
Remember to smile; it's always better than being behind a desk in a office!
Remote islands in the South Pacific.
Latin America, North America, Japan, South East Asia, Indian Subcontinent, Europe.
Río Dulce is a busy town and the through-road over the bridge to the north is always chocked with traffic. ......Read More
Río Dulce is hot and sweaty most of the year but the occasional rain, usually in the afternoon or overnight, ......Read More
To get to the hotels around the shore you can take a water-taxi. There are plenty of guys touting for ......Read More
Puerto Barrios is a port city that serves as a landing point for nearby attractions such as Lívingston, the Punta ......Read More
Around seven kilometres upstream from Livingston, in the shadow of Cerro San Gill (1267m/4157ft), is the Río Lámpara, a southern ......Read More
At first glance Rio Hondo appears to be not much more than a string of basic comedores and motels flanking ......Read More
With a prime location on the point looking out over the Bahia Amatique, Villa Caribe is a lovely hotel and ......Read More
There’s a hint of faded grandeur about El Delfín but it is still one of the better hotels to stay ......Read More
If you like being in the center of the action, the location of the Hotel Río Dulce couldn’t be better. ......Read More
Follow the main street down towards the beach and this cheap and cheerful but oh so authentic eatery is just ......Read More
On the other side of the road to Happy Fish, McTropic specialises only in good food (although it is linked ......Read More
In a cool and shady wooden building, Happy Fish serves not only your travel needs but also has an extensive ......Read More
The town of Quiriguá is small and unremarkable. The only reason to come by here is perhaps to pick up ......Read More
Even farther round the coast from Hotel Ecológico Salvador Gaviota, passed Playa Quehueche, five kilometers (3 miles) west of the ......Read More
Despite being on the Caribbean coast, the beaches in Livingston are not the greatest. They are quite narrow and a ......Read More
Otitours, under the bridge opposite going down to the public dock, can arrange local transport and shuttle-buses to Antigua, Guatemala ......Read More
Go with Gus Tours, run by a local couple, organizes tours in the area which aim to give something back ......Read More
Happy Fish restaurant and travel agency, on the high street, runs daily tours to various nearby locations, such as Playa ......Read More
The Academia de Español y Mam Hispanomaya is a great school, informal but professional. Classes are usually in the afternoon ......Read More
Quechua, or Kichwa, the official language of the Inca Empire, is the most widely spoken indigenous language in the Americas. ......Read More
There are a couple of banks with ATMs on the main street in Fronteras, a Banrural and a Banco Industrial. ......Read More
There is a good ‘OGC’ Internet café, Organisación Garifuna Guatemalteco, on the main street going towards Playa Barique, charging Q6/$0.80 ......Read More
On the south east corner of the town plaza, 3a Calle and 5a Avenida, there is a Banrural (open Monday ......Read More
After years of suffering from war, poverty and misfortune, Nebaj is now the center-point for community development in the Ixil ......Read More
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