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Originally posted on It's all Michael Palin's fault:
Most people think about visiting Ecuador and head for the Galapagos Islands for animals galore. Sadly on our budget we left out a visit there for a time in later life and we’ll do it the luxury way. Despite that, our trip to Ecuador was…

Acting like Attenborough

Originally posted on It's all Michael Palin's fault:
So I’ve made it into Costa Rica – the poster child of Central American tourism. It’s an shock to the wallet after months in places like Nicaragua and Honduras which to a northerner like me ain’t good. However, despite a being swindled by overly bureaucratic…

Originally posted on It's all Michael Palin's fault:
I didn’t decide to go travelling for a bit of a jolly. Though I admit lounging on tropical beaches and climbing volcanoes certainly isn’t without its charms! Travel has its charms. Part of the reason for choosing Latin America was to learn Spanish and it’s…

Originally posted on It's all Michael Palin's fault:
I’ve been pretty grumpy a lot of the time in Honduras. It was a long journey by boat and bus to get to La Ceiba from Belize and there were a few attempts to rip me off on the way. The places we’ve stayed in…

Originally posted on It's all Michael Palin's fault:
Incessant loud beeping from a mobile phone at 4.30am is just about my idea of hell, I’m not a morning person. I’m grouchy, dopey and virtually useless first thing in the morning. So I wasn’t in the best of moods when Katrina woke me by…

Originally posted on It's all Michael Palin's fault:
Mexico was never really a big part of the travel plan, the reason for coming here was Cancun was the easiest and cheapest place for myself and my girlfriend to meet coming from Canada and Europe. We didn’t intend on doing anything here really. This…