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Havana: The Most Photogenic City on Earth?

When was the last time you walked out into the street and felt compelled to take a picture of absolutely every single thing in sight? If you’re a travel photographer and wake up somewhere beautiful and exotic most mornings then perhaps it was as recently as yesterday. Or maybe you’re obsessed with Instagramming every waking […]

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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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puerto viejo beaches

A Guide to the Puerto Viejo Beaches of Costa Rica

I don’t suppose there are many, or indeed any, other countries with a more befitting name than Costa Rica; with its collection of amazing beaches and broad span of diverse communities, cultures, climates and landscapes, it really is what you’d call ‘the rich coast’. But there are, of course, two very distinct coasts to explore. […]

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sumidero canyon, cañon de sumidero, chiapas

Cruising Down Sumidero Canyon, Chiapas

Not until I was speeding down a crocodile-infested river between the Sumidero Canyon’s 1km-sized walls did I realise that, actually, I don’t even need to be high up to be scared of, or at the very least perturbed by, great dizzying heights. Normally, when I peer over the edge of anything higher than 10ft it […]

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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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jaco beach, costa rica

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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