• Central America,  Travel

    A Night to Forget

    A long, long time ago, in a life that no longer feels like it was mine, I made a couple of trips to Central America. The first time I went, I was eighteen, and it was to Costa Rica with a girlfriend. We spent something like fourty-five days touring the country, seeing the sights, and enjoying what seemed to us to be a different planet. The second trip was all over Central America, save for Belize and Panama, and I went with a buddy so it was way crazier, and for the first two months, it was way more fun. Then he went home, which seemed to be the start…

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    Arrival: Puerto Vallarta

    This legend is originally from the region of Boca de Tomates, in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. It tells the story of Pancho Jimenez, a man who believed deeply in the anecdotes recounted by his acquaintances about a Gentile, a hybrid of human and fish that was over six feet tall. His friends, Sabino Rhon and Tiburcio Leyva, told him that one morning, during their fishing routine off the beaches of Jarretaderas, they saw the gentile and tried to catch it with a cast of their net. It tried to fight back but Sabino sunk a machete into its chest, causing it to flee along with the net. Sabino’s children, Tico and…

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    The misadventures of Mr. & Mrs. Archer

    Hello (familiar and inviting term), I’m a (something unique and intriguing), and I’m trying to hook you into reading what I’d like to believe is an exceptional and superior blog. Though I don’t have enough confidence in myself to write anything honest and genuine, I do trust that the tips and tricks at the top of the Google-search food-chain are effective enough to fool you into taking the bait. It all started a few…….blah, blah, blahhh (generic feel-good filler stuff for a couple more paragraphs. Hopefully, by now, something of a rapport is established and you feel obligated to stick around). Yaaaayyyyyy, I’m a successful blogger now! Alright, now that…