How NOT to Visit Semuc Champey

How NOT to Visit Semuc Champey

This post is about visiting Semuc Champey (or, rather, how NOT to visit Semuc Champey) and is part of my Around The World Series. Don’t decide to visit Semuch Champey without knowing what it is Semuc Champey was the word on everyone’s lips in Guatemala. I mean EVERYONE! Never mind Antigua or even Tikal, visit Semuc … Read more

Earth Lodge Antigua: An Avocado Farm in Guatemala

Earth Lodge Antigua

This post about Earth Lodge Antigua, an avocado farm in Guatemala is part of my First Time Around The World Series… I was toying with a festive theme for this post given the proximity of Christmas but I suspect everyone is nearly up to their ears with the one day event that is celebrated for four months … Read more

Isla De Ometepe: My Barefoot Volcano Hike

  This post about Isla de Ometepe is part of my First Time Around The World series… Isla de Ometepe is very simply an island comprised of two conical volcanos looming out of Lake Nicaragua. What else was there to do on the island but to climb them (or at least one of them)? It was … Read more

Getting to San Juan del Sur from Costa Rica

getting to san juan del sur from costa rica

This post about getting to San Juan del Sur from Costa Rica is part of my First Time Around The World Series… The longest journey ever lay ahead: Getting rom San Juan del Sur to Costa Rica I hit Central America without much of a plan, so comfortable I had become with my wandering ways. Nicaragua was … Read more

Santa Teresa Beach Life in Costa Rica

Santa Teresa Beach Sunset

This post about Santa Teresa Beach Life is part of my First Time Around The World series… Getting to Santa Teresa Beach from San Jose The day didn’t start well. In addition to the 4am wake-up, I ended up at the wrong bus station. I knew that I had to get there early to join the rabble-come-queue … Read more

Sick at A Hammock Hostel in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

This post about the time I was sick at Rockin J’s, a party and hammock hostel in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica is part of my First Time Around The World Series… It was a day of travel pain. I was hungover and I was sick. My rucksack felt like it had been packed with sand and my … Read more

Bocas Bound: Peace, Tranquillity and a Porn Bar

All I wanted was a beach that wasn’t littered with a million other British sun worshippers elbowing each other for a sun towel sized patch of sand. And I found it in Bocas Del Toro. An archipelago of islands of the north east coast of Panama, the islands truly feel like paradise lost. Palm trees … Read more

Panama City Where the Rum is Cheap and the Boys Are Pretty

I’ve been writing this Panama Blog for so long, I’m over it! It has become a mental block, a bad excuse for not blogging. So, I’m taking decisive action, and all the better for your computer weary eyes…  Panama in a nutshell  Inspiration for visiting? It wasn’t the Canal, the sky scraping buildings or even … Read more