Monthly archives: June 2017


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JUNE 2017: OVERVIEW: This post contains a detailed breakdown of costs for 2 GRANDPAckers holidaying on Utila Island, Honduras to GRANDPAcking standard. As a reminder, this “standard” requires 2 GRANDPAckers to: Stay in an Hotel Double Room with Fan and Private Bathroom Eat 3 ‘balanced’ meals each day in a budget restaurant CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read Utila – Honduras – A Beginner’s Guide & Where to Stay and Utila – Honduras – Information. The latter won’t be posted until the middle of July 2017 (when I leave the island). Click here to read about Retirement Locations in this country. Click here for detailed […]

Utila – Honduras – GRANDPAcking Costs



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JUNE 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: We spent a week making our way from Palenque, Mexico across northern Guatemala to La Ceiba, Honduras. Both San Pedro Sula and La Ceiba were ‘interesting’ places to say. Be cautious and stay safe. La Ceiba was our target destination … this is where you catch the ferry to the Bay Islands (Utila and Roatan). LA CEIBA: We arrived in La Ceiba late afternoon on a Friday. We had no accommodation pre-booked on Utila, and we didn’t want to rush and head straight out to Utila that same day on the 4:00pm […]

Utila – Honduras – A Beginner’s Guide & Where To Stay



Guatemala - Tecnica road to Flores
JUNE 2017: Click here to read our Guatemala Retirement Reviews. Click here to read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: We started in El Panchan, Mexico which is a small settlement on the edge of the Palenque Ruins. From El Panchan, we made our own way by public transport to Flores, Guatemala. We stayed in Flores 2 nights. From Flores, we made our own way by public transport to San Pedro Sula, Honduras. We stayed in San Pedro Sula 2 nights. From San Pedro Sula, we made our own way by public transport to La Ceiba, Honduras. We stayed in La Ceiba 3 nights. From La Ceiba, we […]

Palenque – Flores – San Pedro Sula – La Ceiba – Utila



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JUNE 2017: OVERVIEW: My costs start in San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico and include: 7 nights in GRANDPAcking Standard accommodation Food & Drink Mobile Data / Communications Entry to the Palenque Ruins A Jungle Trek Tour Antibiotics for an infection Some special one-off costs (e.g. replacement equipment) CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read about El Panchan & Palenque – Information. Click here to read about Retirement Locations in this country. Click here for detailed Travel Information and more Travel Budgets in this country. Read About – GRANDPAcking Costs if you don’t know how to interpret my figures. SPREADSHEET SUMMARY: MY ACTUAL 1 PERSON GRANDPAcking COSTS: My costs […]

El Panchan – Mexico – GRANDPAcking Costs



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JUNE 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: We made our way from San Cristobal de las Casas to El Panchan by public transport. In San Cris, we stayed in GRANDPAcking Standard accommodation: the Albufera Apartments. It was a small complex with about 8 apartments. Our 1 bedroom apartment came equipped with a kitchenette / lounge (with Cable TV), bathroom (with hot water), and Bedroom (with wardrobe and Cable TV). In Mexico, don’t bother about a TV. Unless you speak fluent Spanish it is useless. You will be lucky to get 1-2 English speaking Movie, Sport, and News channels. You are much better off getting […]

El Panchan & Palenque – Mexico – Information



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JUNE 2017: OVERVIEW: I came from Antigua, Guatemala, but my costs start on arrival in San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico and include: 7 nights in GRANDPAcking Standard accommodation Food & Drink Mobile Data / Communications A trip to Chamula Some special one-off costs (e.g. replacement equipment) CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read about San Cristobal de las Casas. Click here to read about Retirement Locations in this country. Click here for detailed Travel Information and more Travel Budgets in this country. Read About – GRANDPAcking Costs if you don’t know how to interpret my figures. SPREADSHEET SUMMARY: MY ACTUAL 1 PERSON GRANDPAcking COSTS: My costs are broken down […]

San Cristobal de las Casas – Mexico – GRANDPAcking Costs