Comments for Moon Travel Guides Trip Ideas, Itineraries, Maps & Area Experts Sat, 13 Jan 2018 16:59:21 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on All About Puerto Rican Trees by peter Sat, 13 Jan 2018 16:59:21 +0000 Hello, and the best in the years to come. My question is can I grow Blue Spruce here in the island of Puerto Rico?

Comment on Environmental Issues in Guatemala by Katrina Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:52:07 +0000 Very interesting read and so worrying that this is the situation in Guatemala. Education for the future generations is key and policy change in central government. Let’s hope some good progress can be made in 2018 to protect the beauty that is behold in Guatemala.

Comment on Visiting the Glaciers of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares by Joanna Tue, 09 Jan 2018 21:45:04 +0000 Hi

Do you know the opening hours of the park?

Also, you mentioned the main antrance of the park to see Perito Moreno is Rio MItre – I cannot find it on the map attached. Is it valid?

Thank you!


Comment on Hiking Chirripó National Park by MArtina Mon, 08 Jan 2018 15:40:29 +0000 Hello,
I found your website and we are interested in Herradura trail (Chirripo, my husband and me). I tried to call to number 506/2742-5066, but no response. Don’t you have more information how to ensure this trip, please? We are from Czech Republic and we are going to visit Panama and Costa Rica on 22.1.2018 (4 weeks).
Thank you in advance for any info!
Best Regards
Martina Vašnovská

Comment on Tailor-Made: Custom Suits and Clothing in Bangkok by Jens Fromm Thu, 04 Jan 2018 07:07:58 +0000 Hi, thank you for your article, well written and good advise. I am coming to Bangkok for many years and was trying a few tailors too. Last year i found Charlie’s Design when exploring some Sois around Sukhumvit Road, and found in Soi 16 a very professional bespoke tailor named Joe. No hustle like on the main road and when entering sat down first at it was a really hot day and drank a cold water before looking around. Really a great variety of fabrics and as I was looking thru a couple of catalogs I wanted a Hugo Boss designed suit in navy blue and 2 striped shirt. I was measured and came the net day in the evening for the 1st fitting, some alterations were made and the net evening after my 2 shirts and the business suit fitted like gloves, really impressive. I highly recommend Charlie’s Design and thank you Joe and Raj for the formidable work. I ordered last month for our Christmas party another suit and 4 shirts and it was with me just 2 weeks later, just great, here their website I Highly recommend this Tailor and you will be sure not disappointed when you visit Charlie’s Design.

Comment on Life as A Peace Corps Volunteer in Belize by Bryanna Fri, 29 Dec 2017 23:53:27 +0000 Hey! My name is Bryanna and I loved reading your post about your PC experience. I just recently accepted my invitation to Belize and would like to get in touch with you for some questions about preparing for your service there.

Comment on Where to Stay in Kilauea, Kaua‘i by Crystal (Admin) Wed, 27 Dec 2017 05:51:48 +0000 Removed link for Plumeria Moon Cottage as it was not loading.

Comment on Things That Bite and Sting in Nicaragua by Daryl Wed, 20 Dec 2017 20:11:45 +0000 Papaya will do the same exact thing, due to the fact that the active ingredient in meat tenderizer that does what you say is papain, an enzyme from papaya. Papaya is readily available in Nicaragua. Just cut off a piece and put it on the bite/sting/etc.

Comment on Hiking Tenorio Volcano National Park by Shjary Koenig Mon, 18 Dec 2017 23:53:19 +0000 Hello Christopher,

I am trying to find an engineer with experience building hiking trails in the Talamanca Mountains. We have had camping in our rainforest reserve in the Talamanca Mountains since 1974. We would like to get some advice and hire someone to build and improve our trails. I hope that you can put me in touch with someone with trail building experience. We need concrete stairs in some parts. Other parts need ropes and rope ladders and boardwalks. The reserve is 200 hectares and the main trail is 2k long. Some parts are very steep and difficult, and we would like someone to make the trail easier to hike.

Thank you for your help, and Merry Christmas

Shary Koenig

Comment on Exploring Chichicastenango in Guatemala’s Western Highlands by Bob Sat, 16 Dec 2017 10:44:10 +0000 In 1967 we were in Chichicastenango. It was quiet there and we were the only tourists. We were approached by a little boy, obviously Maya. He spoke a very passable English. I did not catch what he was saying first, but then I made out: “You like see idol??”

He intoduced himself as Jimmy. It was dark overcast day. Jimmy took us over little mud paths up a hill. We did not know what to expect.
On the to was a one meter high stone with a carved face: In front were burning candles, with two young attendants holding a pink piece of plastic over it, to keep the drizzle from wetting the candles. A priest with a local hat and local clothes and a young man on their knees faced the idol. Jimmy explained that it was a ceremony for the wish of getting a baby…The priest gave us some unfriendly looks, so after some fast photos we parted.

On the way back it started to rain in earnest. The path became one slippery mess. At a house with a veranda we hid from the rain. The idol on present photos is surrounded with big rocks, there were rocks, but smaller ones and now I see a cement cross there too. That was not there when we were there. Guess that was added for the tourists. That was over 50 years ago!

Jimmy must be well in the sixties now…