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On Costa Rica’s ‘Beaten Path’

It doesn’t take long to figure out why Costa Rica is consistently ranked the most visited country in Central America. Twenty-six beautiful national parks lie within and countless idyllic beach and surf towns dot both its Caribbean and Pacific coasts. You can hardly go wrong wherever you go, but backpackers tend to favour the Caribbean […]

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Jungle Safari in Tortuguero National Park

Some places are just meant to be difficult to get to. The places that are so damn beautiful and amazing that you instantly forget how long and arduous the journey was as soon as you arrive. Tortuguero in Costa Rica is one of those places. Located at the northern tip of the Caribbean coast, the tiny […]

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Volcano Acatenango seen from Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua, Guatemala. Could I live here?

It is either impossible or highly unlikely that any traveller would pass through Guatemala and not visit Antigua, the country’s enchanting, tourist-friendly and volcano-surrounded settlement south-west of Guatemala City. Its name – translating to ‘antique’ in English – is befitting of a town containing so many colonial-era buildings, crumbling churches and ruins. The place is […]

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