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Vomit, squat toilets and lots of tangerines: A (not-so) typical transportation day in Laos

They say that travel is about the journey, not the destination…In our recent Reflections post, we said that we love the nitty-gritty of bus travel. We thought it was about time to share just what ‘nitty-gritty’ entails, so we are inviting you along on our journey from the tiny, unremarkable town of Muang Sing in the very north of Laos, near the Chinese border, to the beautiful river town of Nong Khiaw.

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Go Beyond… the Copan Maya Ruins in Honduras

A town called Copan Ruinas is going to be most famous for the nearby Mayan ruins, but after spending a week in the small Honduran town just 12 miles from the Guatemalan border, we found there to be much more to Copan than first meets the eye, including several lesser known Mayan ruins scattered throughout the hills beyond town.

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Polaroid of the week: Indigenous children near Boquete, Panama

On a hike through the mountains surrounding Boquete, a town in Panama’s Chiriqui region, Jaime and Dani met these adorable Guaymi kids. The indigenous group, also known as the Ngobe-Bugle, lives up in these mountains filled with coffee plantations, and the kids were all smiles as we stopped for a chat.

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