Adventures of Frangipan

Wednesday, 28 September 2005

Travel Plans

Been slowly cutting down my 'To Do List' today. About time. Sorted out some currency and emailed Nancy in Guatemala who is organising a trip for me at the end of my volunteering. But I still have a few days to fill myself.

Plans look like so at the moment:
  • Monday 21st November: get bus from Copan to La Ceiba. Think I have a stopover in San Pedro Sula for two hours, and arrive in La Ceiba at 1pm. Get the ferry to Roatan at 3pm. Arrive at 5pm.
  • Tuesday 22nd November: activities in Roatan generally revolve around diving, which I've never done before. But apparently this is an amazing place to dive and its cheap, so might as well give it a go. There's also a place called Frangipani's Bar in a resort here, so figure I have to go there.
  • Wednesday 23rd-Thursday 24th November: get the ferry from Roatan at 7am and arrive in La Ceiba at 9am. Hoping to do a few activities through a company called Jungle River over these two days. They also have two hostels for me to choose from to stay in. Thinking of beach horse riding, hiking in Pico Bonito, the canopy zipline tour, and hiking to Rio Maria. Just hope I can fit them all in!
  • Friday 25th November: get bus from La Ceiba to Antigua, Guatemala, where I'll meet up with Nancy and see what she's got planned for me.
  • Thursday 1st December: fly from Guatemala City
  • Friday 2nd December: arrive in Heathrow
  • (Monday 5th December: back in work!)

So visit the site again at the end of November to see if I got round to it all!

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Tuesday, 27 September 2005

Playlists

I’ve been reading a Sunday Mail supplement recently, called “How to Walk in High Heels”. It is apparently ‘101 things every girl needs to know’. Jade Jagger’s piece is “How to compile your own playlist”. It’s basically a load of nonsense where she takes a whole page to say one decent thing: ‘each tune says and means something different to me, reminding me of a moment, a place or a person in my life’.

With that in mind, I have compiled two playlists of my own. In the first, as Jade says, each song means something different. If you think you should be on the list, and can’t find one that you think is dedicated to you, let me know! The second is just a (large) collection of my favourite songs.

Playlist #1:
Road Rage – Catatonia
Café del Mar – Energy 52
For an Angel – Paul van Dyk
Scar Tissue – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Sixty Mile Smile – 3 Colours Red
Big Isn’t Beautiful – King Adora
S Club 7 – Reach
Shinobi vs. Dragon Ninja - Lostprophets
My Own Summer – Deftones
The Final Countdown – Europe
Trick Me – Kelis
Love Machine – Girls Aloud
What You Waiting For? – Gwen Stefani
Hot in Herre – Nelly
Bat Out of Hell – Meatloaf
Tribute – Tenacious D
Call Me – Blondie
Poison – Groove Coverage
Boys – Britney Spears
Bananza (Belly Dancer) – Akon
Hear My Name – Armand van Helden
Move On – Jet
Hard to Beat – Hard-Fi
Teenage Kicks – The Undertones

Playlist #2: I’ve limited myself to one favourite per artist, except where The Chilis and The Stones are concerned cuz it’s just to god damned difficult to choose!
Walk – Pantera
I’ve Just Begun Having My Fun – Britney Spears
Good Girl Down – Morcheeba
Supermuffdiver – King Adora
Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet
Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks
Do You Want To – Franz Ferdinand
Train In Vain – The Clash
Burn Burn – Lostprophets
Lucifer – The Crocketts
John, I’m Only Dancing – David Bowie
Digital Bath – Deftones
The Chauffeur – Deftones
The Masses Against the Classes – Manic Street Preachers
I Get Along – The Libertines
(S)aint – Marilyn Manson
Born to be a Dancer – Kaiser Chiefs
Cutt Off – Kasabian
Celebrate Your Mother – Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster
Drive – Incubus
Everlong – Foo Fighters
Your Head to Your Toes – Hefner
Brain Stew – Green Day
Paradise City – Guns n Roses
Living for the Weekend – Hard-Fi
Muscle Museum – Muse
Rock Star – NERD
Come as you Are – Nirvana
The Kids Aren’t Alright – The Offspring
Rocks – Primal Scream
Just – Radiohead
Renegades of Funk – Rage Against The Machine
Don’t Go Back to Dalston – Razorlight
States of Mind – Senser
Attention – Commander Tom
Reptilia – The Strokes
Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Santa Esmerelda
Sympathy for the Devil – Rolling Stones
Get off my Cloud – Rolling Stones
Ruby Tuesday – Rolling Stones
Paint it Black – Rolling Stones
Breaking the Girl – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Suck My Kiss – Red Hot Chili Peppers
I Could Have Lied – Red Hot Chili Peppers
My Lovely Man – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Can’t Stop – Red Hot Chili Peppers
On Mercury – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Emitremmus – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Right on Time – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Fortune Faded – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Good Time Boys – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Me & My Friends – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Stay tuned for more 'things every girl needs to know'.

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Wednesday, 21 September 2005

Wwww....First posting

I'm not entirely sure what to say in this first posting.
Two weeks today i'll be going down to London with Mum, and two weeks tomorrow I'll be on my way to Honduras. Nervous/excited.
Still got to get my final rabies jab and pick up my malaria prophylaxis. Haven't even thought about what I'm going to pack, which is totally unlike me (usually got a list as long as my arm and have attempted packing several times by now). Haven't learnt nearly as much Spanish as I would've hoped. I can see myself getting there and getting totally lost and all the locals sniggering at the stoopid white girl not learning the language! Ah, what fun!
List of Possible Films on my flight:
War of the Worlds (alien invasion, mixed reviews, gets Mikey angry)
Batman Begins (self-explanatory, good reviews)
Crash (racism in LA, mostly good reviews)
Cinderella Man (depression-era boxer, good reviews but looks depressing. Rubbish name too)
Kingdom of Heaven (Crusades fim with good reviews and starring Orlando Bloom, Ed Norton, Jeremy Irons and Marton Csokas. Might just watch it on mute)
Monster In Law (J-Lo. Need I say more? Except, what was Jane Fonda thinking?)
Outbreak (film about a virus epidemic with a decent cast and good reviews)
The Honeymooners (film about get-rich-quick schemes: terrible reviews, sounds rubbish)
Dear Wendy (drama about American misfit youths and guns. Sounds hard-going)
North by Northwest (yes the Hitchcock classic. Might watch it seeing as Psycho is the only Hitchcock film I've watched)
Madagascar (seen it in the cinema, not as funny as Toy Story or Shrek, but you gotta love those lemurs)

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