What is Guatemala known for? Ten things the country does best

Posted by on Apr 30, 2016 in Central America, Guatemala | 111 Comments
What is Guatemala known for? Ten things the country does best

In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a little bit obsessed with Guatemala. The people, the culture, the fact that they play music at 3am every night… I left a bit of my heart in this nation, and I challenge you to go there and say otherwise. A lot of people have never heard of Guatemala, […]

Carribean Dreaming – Caye Caulker Travel Guide

Posted by on Mar 4, 2016 in Belize, Central America | No Comments
Carribean Dreaming – Caye Caulker Travel Guide

Pretty much the only location on the ‘tourist trail’ of Belize, Caye Caulker is a must see for everyone doing the Mexico-Panama (or reverse) route. It combines activities such as snorkelling or (for the advanced), scuba diving in the ‘Great Blue Hole’, with traditional Caribbean culture. Here’s my Caye Caulker travel guide, with tips on […]

High in the Sky – A guide to Monteverde, Costa Rica

Posted by on Feb 27, 2016 in Central America, Costa Rica | 3 Comments
High in the Sky – A guide to Monteverde, Costa Rica

Renowned as the place with Latin America’s longest zipline, Monteverde in northern Costa Rica is a popular destination for the thrill seekers traversing the region. There’s loads of great places to visit in the Central American country, as this Costa Rica Travel Guide details, but for me there was something really special about Monteverde. The small […]

The Ultimate Nicaragua Travel Guide

Posted by on Feb 7, 2016 in Central America, Nicaragua | 2 Comments
The Ultimate Nicaragua Travel Guide

The largest country in Central America yet one of the least well-known, Nicaragua is often overshadowed by it’s Southern neighbour Costa Rica, who seems to have gotten first dibs for tourism in the area. Visitors are beginning to flock to Nicaragua, although it still remains somewhat a hidden treasure. But the nation, with its vibrant yet laid […]

5 alternative ways to see Antigua, Guatemala

Posted by on Dec 27, 2015 in Central America, Guatemala | 5 Comments
5 alternative ways to see Antigua, Guatemala

Probably Guatemala’s most famous destination, thousands of travellers flock to the colonial city each year to marvel at the delightful architecture and stunning backdrops. Antigua is beautiful, there’s no doubt about it. But once you’ve had a walk around and have revelled in the charming old buildings and determined which of the overlooking volcanoes is […]

Spanish school in Guatemala – the pros and cons of immersion courses

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in Central America, Guatemala, Learning | No Comments
Spanish school in Guatemala – the pros and cons of immersion courses

  After my four weeks at Sol Latino Spanish school in Guatemala, I realised I could have really done with another four months. My Spanish improved no end but to get really really really good, I need to practice so much more. And I want to be really really really good. Spanish school Guatemala – […]

All Aboard the Chicken Bus!

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Central America, Guatemala | No Comments
All Aboard the Chicken Bus!

Names are quite literal here in Guatemala. A chicken bus is just that – a bus that not just transports humans, but also chickens. They actually began their lives in the USA as school buses; which are auctioned once they reach 150,000 miles or 10 years. They subsequently are towed through Mexico and are revamped […]

Acatenango Hike – difficulty and pain but a pretty amazing view

Posted by on Aug 9, 2015 in Central America, Guatemala | 12 Comments

It’s easy to whizz through Central America without stopping to marvel at its Volcanic Arc, but doing so is certainly missing a treat. Although I had a fantastic time volcano boarding in Leon, Nicaragua last year, I’ve never actually hiked a volcano before, so when my hostel in Antigua recommended an Acatenango hike, I jumped […]