Layovers – love them or hate them, you can’t get away from them

You can expect the dreaded layover if you decide to venture abroad, and your expected time in the air exceeds a few hours. Time spent waiting for your next connection can be anywhere from sprinting to the next gate to catch your connecting flight, to setting up camp and thwarting opportunist thieves by entwining yourself … Continue reading Layovers – love them or hate them, you can’t get away from them

Travel Advice (and why you should ignore it)

We humans love to give out advice. Absolutely love it. You think that you don't? Take a moment to reflect on some conversations or text threads you've had recently. Ah yes, there it is. In any case, apart from us loving the sound of our own voices and communicating our wisdom to all within earshot, … Continue reading Travel Advice (and why you should ignore it)

Belize Diaries – Day 10

We pick up the story from the border of Guatemala and Belize. It only took just over 2 hours to get here from Flores, the main jumping off point for visiting the Mayan ruins of Tikal, and a sweet little island town in its' own right. Our bus driver has just finished his breakfast and … Continue reading Belize Diaries – Day 10

Guatemala Diaries – Day 6

You know when you say something and you know you've immediately jinxed it for yourself? Well I suggest you don't voice your appreciation that there's no roosters that live near to where you're spending the night. My van was scheduled for an 8 am departure, but I didn't need an alarm as the local rooster … Continue reading Guatemala Diaries – Day 6

Guatemala Diaries – Day 5

Waking up to the sound of the jungle and rain hitting a tin roof is something else. The day has started off steamy and the feeling of immersion in the Guatemala is real. It's market day today, and LanquĆ­n is buzzing. It's a dramatic change from the sleepy (and drunk) town it was yesterday. There's … Continue reading Guatemala Diaries – Day 5

Guatemala Diaries – Day 4

Yesterday at Semuc Champey was all time. A lot of cuts and bruises but made it out all in one piece. Some fellow travellers will be getting out there today for some fun in the sun. I actually walked past them as they were booking their trip while an insanely drunk local was rolling around … Continue reading Guatemala Diaries – Day 4

Guatemala Diaries – Day 2

The bad news and the good news came all at once today. After a few beers on the hill in Flores, I was not in the mood for an early start. The previous evening I'd been informed that my bus was leaving at 5:30 am instead of 8 am. Through a conversation in broken Spanish … Continue reading Guatemala Diaries – Day 2

Guatemala Diaries – Day 1

Seeing as it's been a full week spent on Caye Caulker in Belize, the decision was made to head west and see what Guatemala has to offer for the remaining week of this short tour of Central America. I've been making this trip up as I've gone along and so far it's been working a … Continue reading Guatemala Diaries – Day 1

Belize Diaries – Day 8 & 9

I'll blend a couple of days together for this entry as not much was going. Another rainy and volatile day. Took the kayak out for the sole hour of sun. Perfect timing, Chris, that was quickly jinxed by applying sunscreen after getting back in. My time here at Caye Caulker has run its course. So … Continue reading Belize Diaries – Day 8 & 9

Belize Diaries – Day 7

Not really much to share today in the way of adventuring. As a rule so far, the weather has given us respite starting at around mid morning towards the middle of the day. Just some people watching with a lazy beer and coconut to pass the time while watching a girl serve a volleyball into … Continue reading Belize Diaries – Day 7