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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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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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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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Best Snorkeling Ever in Caye Caulker, Belize

Belize might be the oddest place I’ve ever visited. It’s a total misfit; culturally Caribbean, linguistically English (or a bizarre creole form), accepting of US dollars as legal tender, surrounded by Spanish-speaking countries and there are Chinese takeaways everywhere. Mind-boggling, but in a strangely pleasant way. Here is a country that only gained independence from […]

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