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Michael Karanicolas is awesome.

  • Hometown

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • Location now

    Wherever, I, am

  • Work published

    Landmark, English Digest, Hispanic, Plastic Drifter, Viva Travel!

Mike Karanicolas's Guide Book Entries


  • Boating to Colombia

    Jul 19, 2008 - Panama City, Panama

    As Colombia opens up as a tourism destination, boat trips from Panama to Cartagena (including a stop on the San ......

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  • Getting to and away

    Jul 17, 2008 - Panama City, Panama

    Panama City is serviced by two airports. Albrook Airport, for domestic flights, is located inside the city. Airport Tocumen, for ......

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  • Getting around

    Jul 17, 2008 - Panama City, Panama

    Panama City has no shortage of taxis, operating according to a fixed-price system. Never ask the cost of a trip ......

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  • Antiguo Club Union

    Jul 16, 2008 - Casco Viejo , Panama City, Panama

    This ruin was once an elegant neoclassical building. It was constructed in 1917 as the posh Union Club. It was ......

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  • Arco Chato (the flat arch)

    Jul 16, 2008 - Casco, Panama City, Panama

    Something of an archaeological curiosity, the Arco Chato is a long, flat arch that sits inside the crumbling remains of ......

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  • Tiger's Hand Bastion (Mano de Tigre)

    Jul 16, 2008 - Casco Viejo , Panama City, Panama

    This crumbling ruin is one of the last remaining sections of Panama's 17th-century fortifications. As a historical site, it's not ......

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  • Hotel La Omaja

    Jul 22, 2008 - Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

    This could be the most gorgeous place on the island. A spectacular hilltop lookout over the lake. The location is ......

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  • Hotel Finca Santo Domingo

    Jul 22, 2008 - Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

    Rooms here are breezy and offer a lovely view out on the lake, although the building itself isn't as new ......

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  • Hospedaje Buena Vista

    Jul 22, 2008 - Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

    The is the budget option on Playa Santo Domingo. There is an even cheaper place next door, but it is ......

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  • Comedor Gloriana

    Jul 23, 2008 - Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

    A budget, comida típica establishment. The place to go for the cheap eats on the beach. The usual plates of ......

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  • Las Mariscas

    Jul 23, 2008 - Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

    There are few things more annoying than paying a lot of money for a bad meal, which is exactly what ......

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  • Linda Vista

    Jul 23, 2008 - Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

    This restaurant offers wonderful meals at a great value. The menu is not particularly creative, just your typical choice of ......

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  • Plaza Herrera

    Jul 19, 2008 - Casco Viejo , Panama City, Panama

    This square of the city was cleared out by the 1781 fire. It was originally used for bull fights before ......

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  • Museo de Historia de Panama

    Jul 19, 2008 - Casco Viejo , Panama City, Panama

    Museo de Historia de Panama is a small museum featuring paintings, artifacts and models detailing the history of Panama City. ......

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  • Iglesia Compania de Jesus

    Jul 19, 2008 - Casco Viejo , Panama City, Panama

    Iglesia Companía de Jesús is a beautiful old church which, as of July 2008, was locked up for restoration. It's ......

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  • Viajes Arco Iris

    Jul 21, 2008 - Bella Vista, Panama City, Panama

    Viajes Arco Iris offers extremely wide-ranging services, from indigenous folklore trips to downtown casino tours. The company also sell flight ......

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  • Exploring Ometepe

    Jul 14, 2008 - Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

    An excellent tour center and good information resource. They're particularly well-known for their volcano guides. Bilingual service. ......

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  • Sendero Pena Incult

    Jul 14, 2008 - Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

    You'll see this little tourist information stand by the side of the road on the way from Altagracia down to ......

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  • APC Spanish Schools

    Jun 18, 2008 - Granada, Nicaragua

    Located in a charming building on Calle Atrevasada in front of Bancentro, Spanish Dale (formerly known as APC spanish schools) ......

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  • Carolina

    Jun 17, 2008 - Granada, Nicaragua

    Not a school, but rather a private Spanish teacher who has received excellent reviews from former students. Her lessons don't ......

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  • Granada Spanish Lingua

    Jun 16, 2008 - Granada, Nicaragua

    Offering small classes, homestays, cultural activities and volunteer opportunities this school can do most of your trip planning for you. ......

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  • Shopping Summary

    Jul 17, 2008 - Panama City, Panama

    Panama City has several shopping malls. The largest and most most expensive is Mall Multiplaza. Albrook Mall, near the bus ......

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  • Safety

    Jul 11, 2008 - Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

    Ometepe's generally a safe island as far as crime is concerned. The main thing to remember in terms of safety ......

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  • Shopping

    May 29, 2008 - Tegucigalpa, Honduras

    Tegucigalpa has two major markets. The larger, San Isidro market, is in a labyrinthine building located in the heart of ......

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  • Carita Feliz

    Jun 23, 2008 - Granada, Nicaragua

    The “Spanish Happy Face Foundation” is a privately-financed company that mainly works to feed and educate impoverished children. They also ......

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  • La Esperanza Granada

    Jun 19, 2008 - Granada, Nicaragua

    La Esperanza is possibly Granada's most popular volunteering outfit. They specialize in rural education, setting up international volunteers with teaching ......

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