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An Interview with Hannah Pearson

Here you can see a short interview with Hannah Pearson, Padi Dive Instructor, who guided us in some of the dives at Utila Dive Center. Hannah talks about her favorite dive sites in Utila and how she decided to leave England and go to Honduras.

An Interview with Hannah Pearson from Karla Brunet on Vimeo.

See also some other posts on Honduras, April 2013:

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Beer in Guatemala and Belize

In this post on curiosities I will create a list of beers I have been drinking around the world. I’m not expert on beer, quite the opposite, I’m wine drinker, but traveling I prefer beer. It is easy, everywhere they have their preferred one, it. Always when I get to a new country/place, I like to taste the local beer. Usually, people always have one they recommend.

The idea of this list came when I went to live in Spain and there was a beer called San Miguel. I remembered I had drinking a beer with that name and it was not in South America. After some days with that on my mind, I actually remembered, it was in the Philippines, in 1997. So, I got the ideas to keep the names of the local beers as a souvenir, and the best way to keep that was taking a photo of it in a local bar environment, a way to remember the good bar moments…

In Guatemala(2013) I drank Gallo and Brahva (the ex-Brazilian Brahma).

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Gallo, in a restaurant in Antigua
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Brahva Extra, in bar in Antigua
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Mel – Guide in Chapada Diamantina


Mel was our guide in Tour 1 and Igatu tour at Chapada Diamantina (2013). Son of diamond mine workers, he was born and grow up in Chapada. Nowadays, when he has some time free he go mining with his friends.

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Dairone – Marimbus tour guide

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With Dairone, our tour guide around Marimbus.

Dairone was born and grow up in Chapada Diamantina. He is enthusiast for adventure and nature. During the tour, we heard some of his stories of motocross around the region.

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Sérgio – Guide at Lapa Doce Cave

Sérgio was our guide at Pratinha cave in Chapada Diamantina 2012.

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Um Lugar na Janela (A place by the window) – Martha Medeiros

When I read about “Um Lugar na Janela” in an airline magazine, I wished to buy it. I had read another book by Martha, and liked. So, the expectations were good.

The book promises to be a selection of travel stories, not a guide. It is a personal and introspective report of moments lived in different places, among them Rio, Fernando de Noronha, Japão, Nova Iorque, Marrocos…

In the first chapter, the author states her reasons to travel, something that I share with her. But after that, the book disappoints. Created initially to be a blog, I believe it had to continue that way. It is different the way we read a blog and a book, at leat it is what I think. In a book I want a more elaborated text, mor interesting in terms of content and form. I don’t know how to write, I’m awful on that, so I photograph. However, when I read (and love reading), I want text that I could say: “I’d love to have written that”. But this did not occour in any moment of “Um Lugar na Janela”.

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Money Exchange


Money exchange is one of the curiosities in Venezuela. The official rate for one dollar is 4 bolivars. However, in the black market you can get up to 9 Bolivars for 1 dollar. The reason for this huge exchange rate difference is the currency exchange controls adopted by Hugo Chavez government. In general, people have a limit of US$500 per year to exchange to foreign money. These controls generated the growth of a parallel market to sell and by foreign currency. Concluding, in Venezuela, a traveler has to take cash and not spend money on credit card, otherwise, s/he will spend a lot more.

Travel Tip: Bring cash.

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Interview with Otto Daniel Naranjo – Divemaster

A short interview I did with Otto Daniel Naranjo in Gran Roque, Los Roques. Otto is a divemaster at Ecobuzos and talks about the dives in Los Roques. He suggests dive-sites for beginners and advanced divers.

 

 

 

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SeaStar

A sea full of stars, by the end of Noronquí, Crasquí and Rabusquí tour, in Los Roques, Venezuela (July 2012).

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Seagull

Surrounded by seagulls at Gran Roque, Los Roques, Venezuela (July 2012).

 

 

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