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volcano boarding in leon nicaragua

Volcano Boarding in León Nicaragua!

First there was skateboarding. Then there was snowboarding. Then there was volca- wait what? Volcano boarding!? Come on now. Is that actually safe? What if I accidentally fell down a hidden vent or something? Don’t volcanoes spontaneously erupt sometimes!? Shush now! (voice in my head). Volcanoes may be capable of destroying EVERYTHING but most of them are pretty […]

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things to do in san cristobal, chamula

Reality Check in San Cristóbal de las Casas

At last I had arrived in San Cristobal de las Casas, the backpacker hub of Mexico’s Chiapas region. It was getting late, I had no idea where my hostel was and I was echo de polvo (made of dust) – knackered. The journey from San Pedro in Guatemala, which involved 1 boat ride and 3 buses, […]

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sunrise after hike volcano acatenango, guatemala

Hiking Volcano Acatenango on a Dodgy Stomach, Guatemala

The sight of a 3,800m Volcano projecting 200m jets of red hot lava high into the sky creates quite a humbling perspective. You are reminded of what, for the most part, ‘Earth’ actually is – a mass of rock, upon which has formed a relatively thin layer of mildew, within which thrive trillions of tiny, insignificant organisms, who are […]

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semuc champey, lanquin, guatemala, how to get to semuc champey

Hiking and Puking in Semuc Champey, Guatemala

If you’re traveling in Guatemala, someone has probably told you that you have to go to Semuc Champey. They’d be right – it really is that good, but what your probably wandering is how to get to Semuc Champey? Do you have to take a shuttle? Are there chicken buses? How long does it take? How do I even […]

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belize snorkeling, caye caulker, raggamuffin tours

Snorkelling in Caye Caulker with Ragamuffin tours

The keys of Belize are sanctuaries for backpackers. San Pedro and Caye Caulker welcome throngs of them every week, all eager to party Caribe-style and enjoy some world-class snorkelling along Belize’s barrier reef – the second longest in the world. When you arrive in Caye Caulker, you immediately pick up the Caribbean/party island vibe as you wander along […]

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