Stacey is an ardent traveler and has many tips to share. She is a frequent traveler to Central America and was my source of information when I decided to make my first trip to Honduras a couple of years ago. I asked Stacey about posting some of her advice:
Here is what she has to say when she travels to Central America:
“Sometimes I travel alone, sometimes with one or more of my kids and/or my husband, sometimes with a group in tow. I don’t feel overly paranoid but have never had a problem and would like to keep it that way. Here are my concessions to safety when I travel in Central America:”
:: I avoid the big cities as much as possible
:: I don’t “party”
:: Where recommended I take specific transportation (Hedman Alas in Honduras, for example, or avoiding chicken buses on the mountain runs in Guatemala, taxis after dark)
:: I know where I am and where I’m headed
:: I don’t wear jewelry (not even my wedding band) and try not to flash camera equipment or money around
:: Some trips I carry a “throw down wallet” with an expired card or 2 and the day’s cash in it
:: I keep important documents and cash under my clothes (except what I need for shopping, buses, etc. for that time period)
:: I ask locals about safety in an area – evenings, hiking, etc.
:: I travel really light so I don’t feel vulnerable getting my bag off and on buses, shuttles, etc.
:: I continue to build skills in Spanish
Here is her trip report when she went to Honduras: http://sidewalkmystic.com/CopanRuinas.htm#Stacey
And some links to some of her other blogs:
MY PHOTOS ON FLICKR: http://flickr.com/photos/staceyholeman/collections
LIVE AND LEARN IN HONDURAS: http://liveandlearninca.blogspot.com/
LIVE AND LEARN IN GUATEMALA: http://liveandlearninguatemala.blogspot.com/
BLOG FROM 3 WEEKS ON THE BAY ISLANDS LAST SUMMER: http://holemansinhonduras.blogspot.com/
Next week-I will post some more of Stacey’s travel tips and philosophies–
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