Chilly nights in mountainous Central Guatemala (or, the one where my passport was stolen on a Chicken Bus)

Our first stop after the humid and jungle covered North was in charming Colonial Antigua; the touristy gem in Guatemala’s crown. Antigua really is a beautiful town despite the tourists. It reminds me very much of San Cristobal de las Casas in Mexico which I hold dear to my heart. Cobbled streets, leafy squares, colourful […] Read more…

The Tropical North of Guatemala

A land of giant Ceiba trees, tiered waterfalls and jungle covered ruins: this is the North of Guatemala.  We arrived from Belize on a minibus to Flores. Flores is a cute little town on an island in the middle of Lake Peten. Although touristy it has a certain charm to it and was very peaceful […] Read more…

First thoughts of Mexico

When we flew into Mexico City from Miami on 1st November 2012 I was quite nervous. I knew it was probably just fear of the unknown, but fear all the same. The taxi ride to our hostel was pretty scary. The roads were chaos and we were behind two army trucks full of soldiers with machine […] Read more…

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