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6th April 2016

Good narrative accompanied by beautiful pictures Ned. Glad to have been in your company on this trip.
6th April 2016

And I am so thankful we had you and Paul as our guides - you made our trip just that much better!
6th April 2016

Great blog...
as are the pictures. I appreciated the emotional response you had to the gorillas.
6th April 2016

Thank you - it was deeply moving and I will forever be grateful to have experienced such magnificent creatures in their home.
5th April 2016

Dreeeeaaamy!
What an incredible experience. These photos will bring smiles to many, me included! :)
5th April 2016

Amazing!
Oh.My.Gosh!! Got goosebumps reading this - what an incredibly amazing experience!! Thank you for sharing Ned!! X Ps ... Is it bad I know which shoes are yours in that last shot haha 😄
5th April 2016

Ah, the purple always gives me away; I'm OK with that :-)
5th April 2016

Great read of a fantastic game driive
Really enjoyed your post today. Clearly, an inspiring day with lots of unique moments. Photos are great; well worth cramped thumb and sore neck. You are a fun story teller Ned ( not that I didn't know it). Keep travelling!
5th April 2016

Thank you Wolf I love writing, I Love taking photos and I love traveling. It's a great combination; now if I was only independently wealthy :-) OH well, makes each trip that much more special!
15th September 2015

Wow
Hey PurpleNed glad to see what you are up to! Looks and sounds like an amazing trip - stop by if you are in YYC - I'm at the crowfoot office now....I get around as well, just never seem to leave the city! Cheers
11th September 2015

Well done! What a mission!
Nice one Ned! Looks like an epic hike.
12th September 2015

Thanks Holly; it truly was :-)
10th September 2015

Glad to hear it was such a good trip - despite the blisters! And no lost clothing? Looking forward to further details.
10th September 2015

Glad to hear it was such a good trip - despite the blisters! And no lost clothing? Looking forward to further details.
30th April 2015

Light show
Something similar was done in Quebec City, it was more of a history lesson in lights and images, put to beautiful music. It was displayed on large container warehouses down by the St Laurent river. Really cool! Except you had to stand for it...45 minutes or more....
30th April 2015

Light show
Something similar was done in Quebec City, it was more of a history lesson in lights and images, put to beautiful music. It was displayed on large container warehouses down by the St Laurent river. Really cool! Except you had to stand for it...45 minutes or more....
20th April 2015

Tulip-a-Looza!
Thanks Sweetie! And BTW - while you were enjoying the organ recital - you WERE somewhere else - Silly Rabbit!
20th April 2015

Tulip-a-Looza!
Thanks Sweetie! And BTW - while you were enjoying the organ recital - you WERE somewhere else - Silly Rabbit!
19th April 2015

Your Blogs
Hi Ned: Thoroughly enjoying your blogs and always looking forward to the next one ! :o)
19th April 2015

Helpful
I will be in Budapest this July. This was helpful and as usual an excellent and entertaining read.
14th April 2015

Another cool spot to visit near Suchitoto
For the traveler looking to get off the tourist track, eat tasty food, meet welcoming people, and visit historical and natural sites El Salvador is a must visit. I spent 6 wonderful weeks there and was very happy with all my experience. The small mountain town of Cinquera was a particular treat. Close to the tourist destination Suchitoto, Cinquera is a small, tranquilo (calm) community perfect for a tourist looking to rest and rejuvenate in a beautiful place. The local community organizing and development organization, the ARDM, has a variety of tourist ventures that make visiting Cinquera comfortable and interesting. Their hostel is affordable, cool, and quiet with hammocks on lovely shaded porches. Attached to the hostel is a delicious restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner to locals and travelers alike. Over the week that I spent there the food never failed to satisfy. Cinquera is also home to a beautiful Ecological Park. The tour of the park is well worth its $10 price tag. Over the course of a couple of hours knowledgeable local guides take you to see beautiful vistas, historic sites, and explain various ecological features. With extensive focus on the history of the civil war in this community I left this tour with an increased appreciation for the human and natural history of this place. Other tourist attractions include an iguana farm, butterfly exhibit, and historic museum. There are also several local artists that make beautiful artisan crafts, including a woman named Ivette who makes incredible (and super affordable!) jewelry. All and all Cinquera has a wide variety of things to do and ways to stay entertained. It’s also incredibly safe in a country known for not always being the safest place to visit. I spent many nights sitting in the town square and wasn’t ever bothered at all. If you take time to visit Cinquera you’ll be sure to enjoy it! The ARDM’s website has lots of helpful information and is: http://ardm.org/
15th April 2014

Awesome!
Hi I read your blog about Suchitoto and I enjoyed it. I am actually originally from El Salvador, from the east side of the country. I noticed you keep saying Gorillas to refer to the revel group that fought the government, but really the word is 'Guerrilla'. It is a word that comes from 'Guerra' which is Spanish for 'war'. the food you describe made of stuffed corn dough with cabbage slaw is called 'Pupusa' and I think you had the 'Loroco' kind. Very very tasty, reading your blog made me wish I were there too enjoying that scenery town. Thank you for sharing :)
13th April 2014

El Salvador
Hi Evelyn We did make it to El Salvador, and San Salvador was a lunch stop only. 2 nights, short and sweet, no mother-in-law visits but that could be a good thing!!!
11th April 2014

Great account of Copan and the rest (stoppers :))
Good story telling Ned - really enjoyable read and an inspiration to go there. Keep blogging!
4th April 2014

San Salvador
Ned!!! So happy for you and your new adventure. I am little disappointed that you are not going to El Salvador, home of my husband. I was going to ask you to say "hola" to my mother in law, that I have never met in the 28 years that I have been married....waaahahahahaha!! Have fun and learn lots of Spanish, so we can have a real conversation when you get back ; )

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