Acting like Attenborough

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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…

The good, the bad and the ugly

The good, the bad and the ugly

There are days when travelling, that can be like any other day…. utterly awful. I’ve had a few of those recently! I got ill and was no longer able do an overnight hike on the Volcano El Hoyo in Nicaragua (see how fantastic this could have been if like Iain I’d managed to suffer through … Continue reading

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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…

Under da sea

Under da sea

Since I was a child I wanted to learn to scuba dive, so much so that at one point I thought that I’d be great as a marine biologist (despite disliking biology only so I’d get to scuba dive). I can only say thankfully that I never followed up on this childish idea, I was … Continue reading

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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…

And you thought that Megabus was crap!

And you thought that Megabus was crap!

Buses in Central America are not like in Britain, you don’t form an orderly queue waiting to pay the driver and then take a seat and the bus tends to leave at a scheduled time, not waiting until it is totally crammed. As anywhere buses can vary greatly, we went on air conditioned coaches which … Continue reading

3 Countries in 2 Weeks

3 Countries in 2 Weeks

We’ve been travelling for 2 weeks now, we haven’t had much of a time for rest until we arrived at Placencia, where we are relaxing on the beach until Iain can dive the Blue Hole. So here’s a little catch up of our trip so far! Cancun, Mexico Our trip started well, with our first … Continue reading

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…

Favourite Trip Photos

Favourite Trip Photos

One of my recent loves has been photography and I have recently taken this a step further with my boyfriend buying our first ‘proper’ camera. I may not yet know how to use it, but I’m hoping that this trip will be a good opportunity to develop this. Here are some of my favourite photos … Continue reading