Category Archives: Central America

Despite being thought by many to be an unsafe travel destination, and indeed somewhere that is still recovering from past scars, Central America is a fantastic place to visit. Think colourful towns, vibrant music, great food, amazing people and breathtaking scenery in a compact strip of tropical countries, and you’ve got wonderful Central America. And guess what: it’s really not as dangerous as the media makes out.

Things to do in Caye Caulker: Belize’s Chilled Out Island

Sitting to the east of the mainland of Central America, Caye Caulker is a Belizean island located in the Caribbean Sea. It has the well-deserved reputation of  an island paradise: there’s an island motto of ‘go slow’, it’s a place to kick back, sunbathe on an Ocean Voyager, chill out, and enjoy a cocktail at […]

2 weeks in Guatemala itinerary

If you’re searching for the ultimate Guatemala itinerary, look no more! A few years ago, I spent a summer in Guatemala, learning Spanish in Xela, exploring the beautiful Antigua, hiking up volcanoes and lazing around in the villages of Lake Atitlan.   This Guatemala itinerary will show you the best ruins, lakes, volcanoes, cities and markets […]

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 on random street corners… 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 […]

Is Guatemala Safe? – Don’t Judge a Country by its Statistics

Guatemala isn’t presented that well in the media. According to British newspapers, violent muggings happen all the time, and there’s apparently a huge homocide rate. It’s hard to imagine why, given these statistics, anyone would go to Guatemala. I was fully aware of this when I booked my flights in March 2015. I was in Guatemala […]

Acatenango Hike – difficulty and pain but a pretty amazing view

Hiking in Latin America is an experience like no other. There’s so many different landscapes in this part of the world that it’s hard to pinpoint the best; whether you’re preparing for Patagonia or hiking to Machu Picchu, it’s safe to say that you’ll have an experience you’ll never forget. One of my favourite Latin America […]