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Central America by Scarlet on 1 September 2005 9:32pm
Dear Michael,
I obviously would not be on the site if I was not a travel nut. I was traveling in the Navy from 16 years old and now travel on business as a Sales Director literally world wide visiting over 80 different countries.

I have seen your travels over the years but not seen much of Central America. I went on a British trade mission to Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica and El Salvador. We had some time off and went from Guatemala City to La Antigua with stunning cathedrals you would not belive. Then over the mountains, past volcano's to Chicicastanaga a beautiful unspolit town (no street lights, even the best hotel in town has candles, no TV and no locks on the door). A great religious festival every year and there is a great Sunday market with the Mayan Indians selling their goods.

It really is an experience you have to try. Mind you, I am a life long Leeds fan so I do not expect a life long Sheff Utd fan to reply, but think about it.
Re: Central America by tucsonmike on 2 September 2005 6:37am
Hi Scarlet,
Welcome. Who do you work for? I am interested in your Navy experiences as well. Thank you for posting something about Central America. Admittedly, living in Tucson, I pretty much only know negative things about Central America (except I am curious to visit Costa Rica).
Re: Central America by Scarlet on 5 September 2005 8:08pm
Hi Mike, thanks for the message. I sell generating sets world wide for the the power goes out, hence the travel. My last trip in June was to Yemen, UAE, Jordan and Syria all in 12 days.

I visited Central America a few days before the big hurricane hit Honduras and wiped the country out which was terrible. Costa Rica is a lovely place to visit. They have no military forces and therefore put all their money into health and education making it one of the most stable of Central American countries. Guatemal has some fantastic places to vist. OK it can be a bit dangerous IF you are stupid and do not take the recommended advice. Having said that it is like any other cities where you should "be careful" such as Bogata in Columbia or Kingston Jamaica the last time I was there 21 people were killed in riots but in the North of the island there are some great places to visit. Hope this hepls.
Re: Central America by leehicklin on 5 September 2005 8:27pm
whoa there, lifelong Sheffield UNITED fan?

You've got to be kidding, Michael's a Wednesday fan, like me. That believe is the only reason I'm still living, don't take that away from me...
Re: Central America by tucsonmike on 6 September 2005 2:08am
Hi Scarlet, thank you for the note and the advice. Where is your company based?
Re: Central America by Scarlet on 6 September 2005 4:24pm
For - leehicklin

I am very sorry to shatter your illusions, however as Leeds fan I have to set the record straight. Michael was born in Sheffield and had the choice of 2 x teams BUT if you look on this web site and type in Sheffield on the word search it gives a reference from Full Circle day 175 San Pedro De Atacama where he says " I take a slug of Grappa from my Sheffield United hip flask.." I rest my case M'lud
Re: Central America by Scarlet on 7 September 2005 3:10pm
For tucsonmike - The company I work for is based Rutland In England. This is the smallest county in England but fantastic scenery.

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