Honduras: Copan Ruinas and Diving in Utila

From my last stop in Guatemala, Rio Dulce, I took a bus towards Honduras, unfortunately it was only possible to take it as far as the border, once there my bag was thrown off and the driver signalled for me to start walking, I collected my bag and made my way across a rather low-key…

Guatemala: Lake Atitlan, Semuc Champey, Rio Dulce

Lake Atitlan   After an incredible month in Antigua studying Spanish, climbing Volcanoes, and running up mountains, it was time for me to say goodbye and make my way to the next stop, Lake Atitlan. A beautiful lake surrounded by yet more Volcanoes – Volcan Atitlan, Toliman, and San Pedro to be precise – and…

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…

Belize: A Hurricane In Paradise

Making my way south from Playa Del Carmen I caught the overnight bus heading towards Belize, an ex-British trading post, home to no more than 375,000 people, and a country I didn’t know too much about, so when I finally made it to Belize City it took me by surprise when the people spoke English…

A Rough Plan

Once the travelling bug has set in, it really is hard to control and the only known cure is, well, travelling some more. This time things are a little different, where before I was fortunate enough to be given a 6 month sabbatical from work, this time I have had to quit work completely, it is one of…