here my A320 window seat, bumping along around 30,000 feet, trying to recover from several days of in Honduras.might as well pound out a few lines on my notebook and share the adventures.
Nope, nothing like my last trip to this Central American paradise when we staying at Pico Bonito, courtesy of the minimum bid auction we scored at Luxury Link.
This time it was a lot more basic, a little less expensive and a humbling authentic journey.
The stimulus was
On our way to Patagonia (Chile and Argentina), we decided to break the flight and to spend a day and night in Santiago before heading further south and another three nights in Santiago before flying back to Miami.
For years, we avoided Chile**, but decided it was time to go.
Using Marriott Reward points, we reserved a room at the Santiago Marriott (points are more fun to spend than money). On-line booking was a snap and our one bedroom corner suite (thanks to Platinum upgraded accommodations)
The four night LuxuryLink auction package for the Juniper Hill Inn proved to be the perfect pre-holiday escape destination (for two travelers from South Florida looking for fresh snow, quintessential Christmas decorations and unparalleled hospitality).
The Juniper Hill Inn is an impeccably restored Colonial Revival mansion sequestered atop the highest hill in historic Windsor, VT. The 15+ acre estate offers commanding views across a private frozen lake as well as majestic snowed covered
Meson Sacristia De Capuchinas: "Taste of Old Mexico"We totally enjoyed our six night LuxuryLink vacation and cooking class package at Meson Sacristia de Capuchinas.
in Puebla, Mexico http://mexicoboutiquehotels.com/capuchinas/ Beware, this is not a package for those seeking indulgent luxury at a 5 Star beach side resort! There are no beaches...no oceans.no tall glass and steel tourist infested chain hotelsjust a lovely old Spanish Colonial Mexican city situated in a beautiful
Updated 10-24-2012 at 01:10 PM by omegaet
Honduras remains one of the least developed and least visited (only about 800,000 tourists a year, comprised mostly of divers heading for the Bay Island
and Missionaries "helping" the indigenous) countries in Central American.
Poverty is pervasive and can be a distraction to the inexperienced third-world traveler.
If you can accept the realities of these conditions and are up for some adventure travel and exposure to historic Central American culture,
Updated 06-30-2012 at 06:34 PM by omegaet
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