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Come join me in Granada, Nicaragua!!!

Started Jun 13 0 Replies

Need a vacation in one of the…Continue

Getting quality sleep while traveling...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan Menzies Oct 14, 2013. 2 Replies

       I'm used to sleeping on the ground, with maybe a blanket or two underneath, and sometimes just on the carpet. I will be traveling through Guatemala, Nicaragua and the Yucatan. When I arrive at…Continue

My epic Spanish/Yoga journey through Guatemala, Yucatan-MX, and Nicaragua

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan Menzies Sep 20, 2013. 6 Replies

I just posted this on the Thorn Tree Forum on the Lonely Planet site.  So I'll just post it here as well:              Hello everyone! I've been a longtime reader, enjoy this site thoroughly, and…Continue

Who uses a sunrise alarm clock?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Danny Oct 13, 2012. 7 Replies

    I would like to hear from people out there who are using an alarm clock that wakes you up with a bright light rather than a loud, annoying tone.   I feel that buying one of these alarm clocks…Continue

 

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Come join me in Granada, Nicaragua!!!

Need a vacation in one of the most beautiful countries in the world? Want to volunteer? Want to get fluent in Spanish? Want to gain experience as an English teacher? Most importantly, would you like to eat three different types of mangoes that are in season and can be had for $.80 per dozen?Join me in Granada Nicaragua!I am…See More
Jun 13
Ryan Menzies commented on Adam's group International Penfriends and Language Exchange
"Bienvenidos, Katie....Soy de EEUU pero ahorita vivo en Granada, Nicaragua, siendo voluntario, mejorando la fluidez de la lengua, y me encantaria tener una amiga a quien podria escribir o posiblemente ""Skype-ar".....Avisame...Cuidate!"
May 4
Ryan Menzies replied to Kerry Funnell's discussion Budget high power blenders??
"Find a store that sells them that has a really good return policy. I owned a Vitamix for 3 years that I had bought from Costco. I returned it right before my current trip so I could have the money back on my credit card. It was like renting it for…"
Apr 10
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Dec 13, 2013
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Dec 9, 2013
Caitlin Dowd left a comment for Ryan Menzies
"Hi Ryan! How is your journey going? I leave on December 30th and I can't wait to feel the warm tropical sunshine since New Hampshire is freezing right now. Hope you're having fun!"
Dec 9, 2013
Ryan Menzies replied to Ryan Menzies's discussion Starting a Yoga course and need help planning meals! in the group Raw Yogis
"Thank you very much for your reply, Paul. 100% raw definitely does not look like an option in my current situation, and that is OK. At least there are magnificent papayas to be had in between the cooked meals.  I mainly want to be able to…"
Dec 4, 2013
Paul replied to Ryan Menzies's discussion Starting a Yoga course and need help planning meals! in the group Raw Yogis
"Ryan,  I have done yoga intensives before and there is a lot going on at a physical and psychological level.  When I did mine, I wasn't raw though there was one practitioner there who was.  She had been doing it for a long time…"
Dec 3, 2013
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Starting a Yoga course and need help planning meals!

Hello fruity-Yogi friends!I am currently in San Marcos la Laguna, Guatemala and am about to start a one month intensive Yoga course. I need your advice in constructing a daily menu for myself that will work for me, while I live here for the next month or two. It seems like cooked carb proteins with a medium amount of carbs are much easier to get ahold of than are plentiful carbs.   I'm in need of coming up with a menu as close to  80-10-10 as possible that will work for me.  I would love to get…See More
Dec 3, 2013
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Need help staying high carb low fat while staying in a small town in the third world!

Hello fruity and cooked carb friends!I am currently in San Marcos la Laguna, Guatemala and am about to start a one month intensive Yoga course. I need your advice in contructing a daily menu for myself that will work for me, while I live here for the next month or two. It seems like cooked carb proteins with a medium amount of carbs are much easier to get ahold of than are plentiful carbs.   I'm in need of coming up with a menu as close to  80-10-10 as possible that will work for me.  I would…See More
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High Carb Cooked Vegan Discussions

This is a group for those wanting to eliminate cooked foods from their diet OR for those follow a high carb cooked vegan lifestyle. Please keep all cooked food discussions to this group. Thank you!See More
Dec 3, 2013
Ryan Menzies replied to Dr Joberry Sweet's discussion What do vegans sleep on?
"I haven't read the entire thread, but has anyone mentioned types of pillows they use?"
Oct 14, 2013
Ryan Menzies replied to Ryan Menzies's discussion Getting quality sleep while traveling...
"Thank you for your input! Fresh air will definitely be a must. It seems like the few days I will spend in the bigger cities will be a challenge. I found a hostel that offers camping in a location where I will be for over 2 months; by a lake,…"
Oct 14, 2013
Diamante Loco replied to Ryan Menzies's discussion Getting quality sleep while traveling...
"In my experience i sleep best when im out, somewhere safe, in the city it might be a roof or some place where you know that nobody even thinks of going, if youre agile you can find amazing spots :) i dont care about animals, humans are much more…"
Oct 14, 2013
Ryan Menzies posted a discussion

Getting quality sleep while traveling...

       I'm used to sleeping on the ground, with maybe a blanket or two underneath, and sometimes just on the carpet. I will be traveling through Guatemala, Nicaragua and the Yucatan. When I arrive at a location, I will most likely be staying in a dorm hostel for the first night or two. I plan on finding better accommodation by asking around town, hopefully finding weekly or monthly discounts on private rooms.       In the dorms, I can wear earplugs and a face mask so I can get to bed early,…See More
Oct 14, 2013

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At 5:25am on December 9, 2013, Caitlin Dowd said…

Hi Ryan! How is your journey going? I leave on December 30th and I can't wait to feel the warm tropical sunshine since New Hampshire is freezing right now. Hope you're having fun!

At 10:11am on May 21, 2013, Lukas Ircha said…

Hello Everybody, - I have listened to fair bit of peoples input and it looks like our needs are going to be best met by renting a modern/nice and large house of at least 3 bedrooms and lots of outdoor living space like a large patio, large balcony, a palapa / rancho where we can have 1 or 2  people stay in tents and hammock and share the common indoor areas.  This type of house will run us $500 to $1000 a month ( only $5 to $15 per day if we get a hand full of people)  We will have internet as this was a need for few at very least there will be a high speed internet store in a near by town.  Cell phones are easily available in Mexico so no issue here.  Southern Mexico has a nice lush tropical climate and the best thing is that the people are so kind, and open hearted people you will love it being there.  The plan is to have a pickup truck, bicycles, ocean close by and in a safe and hot climate with abundance of fruits and coconuts.  Open to all 100% Vegans, High Raw, High Carb, High kind loving and respectful people.  Natural Hygiene way of life & nutrition is going to be the theme of this micro community.  We will share a large house, our wisdom, our support, our food, and all our strengths and weaknesses.  The idea is to have a healthy, good, and educational time during the winter and coming years.  There is not much support out there which is affordable and realistic for the natural hygiene so this community will be like a natural hygiene college and you choose how long you want to vacation with us. (Total cost of $25a day for foods, accommodation & some transportation)   It is time for more support for those who are newer to this way of life, but even good for those who are seasoned raw vegans.  In numbers we have strength and better time.  It is time we helped each other out in what ever way we can and therefore strengthen the 811 raw vegan community.  To help us plan things out right please book with us at least 6 weeks in advance, starting for Nov. 2013.  Also check out the photos section of mine over the coming days I will be putting out pictures of southern Mexico semi paradise Tropics.  I will do my best to get to southern Mexico early so I can find a nice house for us, I will also try to look for one via internet since I have recent travel experience in this region and know what the macro regions are like.  Trust me I will be trying to get a bargain price, and a nice location which is not too far from the beach yet far enough so we are not in the salty air zone, a nice quiet neighborhood, far enough from a major town so we have peace and fresh air but close enough so we can drive, bike, or bus to it to get entertainment, services, and goods.  A few hundred meters elevation would be nice so we have a touch or pinch of break from the hot heat of the sea level.  I will try to make connections with fruit and veggie trucks so that they stop by our house daily resupplying us with fresh fruit daily or every few days.  If this sounds like a good plan to you then your support would be much appreciated.  We need people to be serious and save up for a flight ticket to Puerto Vallarta plus a extra $1000 - $3000 depending how long you want to vacation with us.  The cost is now projected / estimated to be $25/day includes room and board and short trip transportation costs.  It would be nice to have some extra spending money too, you don't need much but is always nice to have for longer trips or things to buy.  Also please spread the word so more people hear about this natural hygiene college / community, trust me I have no issues with renting even 2 houses and negotiating in Spanish to get a good deal.  Also we need early commitment so I know how many people are coming. 

Lukas Ircha 

At 7:15am on February 28, 2013, Mera/Feather Story said…

I like what you said in the "what's your sign thread"...I used to have a lot of issues with bipolar too...glad to hear you're doing well and going on adventures!  

At 7:08pm on January 16, 2013, Cassandra Winona said…

<p>Thanks Ryan. Yeah, love that Gorilla, and it's good to hear from people who have had some of the same kind of struggles. Thanks for sharing. :)

At 12:13am on January 16, 2013, Cassandra Winona said…
I really liked what you said about depression and the 8-1-1 diet, I could relate to a lot of it. :)
At 3:24pm on May 12, 2012, Bar B Sunshine said…

Fantastico! Aca estare =)

At 3:55am on April 30, 2012, Jennelle LeMoine said…

ooo, thank you :)

At 2:38am on April 29, 2012, Jennelle LeMoine said…

what does tanta guapa mean? lol

At 2:23pm on April 28, 2012, Iron Clad Ben said…

Ryan, thanks for the hot tip on the papaya bro!  Katy and I just cleaned out Fiesta on em.  Also found some watermelons that sounded really good too.  A bunch of us will be Eeyore's Birthday at Pease park tomorrow, which is always a great time.

At 1:00pm on April 9, 2012, Iron Clad Ben said…

Sorry dude, I think you even told me that earlier and I forgot.  I'll schedule it for Sunday next time definitely, probably some time in June.

 
 
 

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