Climbing Volcan De Acatenango – Guatemala

Whilst in Antigua I heard about a two day hike which takes you to the top of Volcan De Acatenango, everyone I had met raved about it, and to be honest, the thought of climbing a volcano sounded very exciting, so I signed up for the hike on my third day in town. Along with…

Learning Spanish in Antigua, Guatemala

Learning a new language can be very rewarding and Antigua is the perfect place to study, you can safely walk around town and enjoy the stunning buildings and architecture, the locals are friendly and aware that many tourists are in town solely to learn Spanish, so are often very patient with you whilst you struggle…

Discovering the Island of Flores, Guatemala

Flores is a small town built on an island in the middle of Lake Peten Itza, it is connected to the mainland by a causeway, the buildings have a colonial look, the streets are cobbled and the main form of transport are the trusty tuk-tuks, which carry tourists back and forth between the town of…

The Aztec Pyramids of Teotihuacan

“Teotihuacan is home to a very impressive set of ruins, epic in scale and in a very good condition considering the city was abandoned in 700AD, at it’s peak it was home to 150,000 inhabitants and to this day historians have no idea why they left, I enjoyed exploring the site imagining what it would…

The Coastal Ruins of Tulum

“Tulum is a small town on the east coast of Mexico and home to a 13th century set of Mayan Ruins which were built right on the beach, with this spectacular backdrop it provides a beautiful contrast of colours; with the rocky greys and yellows of the ruins, you then have the white sand, turquoise…

The Streets of Oaxaca

“Back in the city we had fun exploring the streets and checking out the colonial architecture, we wandered around markets and sampled different varieties of street food and discovered that Oaxaca is one of the culinary capitals of Mexico” View my latest blog on Mexico for more. Exploring the streets of Oaxaca City, an awesome…