Streets of Liberia
0 comments / 0 votes

Friday, 30th August 2014 After five nights on the Isla de Ometepe we decided to move on for fear of becoming too settled and not wanting to move at all. The owner of the hostel had come over to us every day to ask what are plans were. We could only say we might stay […]

0 comments / 0 votes
Sunset
2 comments / 0 votes

Wednesday, 27th August Today we got up lazy as usual and had some eggs, toast and coffee. Not sure if the coffee is local or not but it tastes good, just black (cafe negro). There are coffee farms on the sides of the volcano here so I expect the beans are local. We might visit […]

2 comments / 0 votes
Volcan Maderas Hike
0 comments / 0 votes

Tuesday, 26th August Another lazyish morning followed by coffee, eggs, hash browns and toast before I arranged a guide to take me up to a viewpoint halfway up the Maderas volcano, the dormant one of the two. I opted to only go to the viewpoint and not to the top as the latter meant a […]

0 comments / 0 votes
Ferry to Ometepe
0 comments / 0 votes

Sunday, 24th August We got up hot and sweaty with Granada not letting us lie in comfort. It also didn’t help that there was a power cut in the night that had not been rectified so the fan stopped working in the night and wasn’t able to cool us down in the morning. I got […]

0 comments / 0 votes
Central Square
2 comments / 0 votes

Friday, 22nd August We got up relatively early today considering the day of travelling and late night we had the previous day. I hadn’t paid for the hotel yet so after a free breakfast of pancakes, banana and coffee and being entertained by a cat and a Chihuahua smaller than the cat called Sofia that […]

2 comments / 0 votes
0 comments / 0 votes

We have seen some amazing wildlife during the first half of our trip, here is a review of those I managed to capture on film. A highlight was definitely seeing bears in North America. After so many signs warning us of their presence throughout Canada and North America we finally saw some black bears and grizzlies […]

0 comments / 0 votes

Here is some of what we saw on our drive through El Salvador on the way to Nicaragua.

1 comments / 0 votes
Driving through El Salvador
1 comments / 0 votes

Wednesday, 20th August Today we left our home for the past week, San Pedro La Laguna and caught a shuttle bus leaving at 9:30am in the direction of Guatemala City. As we found out when we got on the bus though, the bus was due to stop in Antigua from where we would catch another […]

1 comments / 0 votes
San Pedro
0 comments / 0 votes

Tuesday, 12th August We got up and packed up our gear. We have by now become quite used to this although somehow always manage to pack in a different way each time. We have yet to find the optimum packing method, some days are better than others. We then had our free breakfast of cornflakes, […]

0 comments / 0 votes
Guatemalan Flag
0 comments / 0 votes

Here are some videos from Guatemala. The first is of bats emerging from a cave in Lanquin to go hunting (the cave is out of sight) and the second is of Pacaya Volcano steaming away.      

0 comments / 0 votes
1 comments / 0 votes

So we are over halfway now, having been travelling for just over 160 days and I think it’s a good time to review some of the food and drink we have had the pleasure of sampling in the countries through which we have passed. Sadly I did not take photos of all the delicious food but this will […]

1 comments / 0 votes
Antiguan Streets
1 comments / 0 votes

Saturday, 9th August We left Lanquin at around 8am, the shuttle bus only turning up about 20 minutes late. We would be travelling with everyone bound for Flores and Antigua as far as Coban where we would part ways and we would travel on to Antigua. The bus was larger than the previous one we […]

1 comments / 0 votes
Semuc Champey
4 comments / 0 votes

Thursday, 7th August We left Flores at 8am or thereabouts bound for Semuc Champey, a popular destination for seeing beautiful waterfalls, pools and rivers in a valley set amongst Guatemalan jungle and forest. We had booked this leg through a travel agent in Flores so we didn’t have to think about too much. That included […]

4 comments / 0 votes
Temple
1 comments / 0 votes

Tuesday, 5th August We got next to no sleep last night due to the combination of a screeching cat, noisy neighbours, church bells for to a 6:30am mass right opposite our window, a mis-informed cockerel crowing at 3am and a roadside mechanic at around 5am. So, more than a little tired we eventually gave up […]

1 comments / 0 votes
San Ignacio View
1 comments / 0 votes

Monday, 4th August We got up at the crack of dawn to sort ourselves out to catch the 6:15am bus heading northbound to Belmopan from where we would catch another bus to San Ignacio, a town close to the Guatemalan border. We left Placencia in the rain, the first we had seen for a while. […]

1 comments / 0 votes
Bus Ride
1 comments / 0 votes

Saturday, 2nd August Today we left Caye Caulker and headed south to Placencia. After checking out of the ‘Barefoot Beach Hotel’ we managed to just make the 9am water taxi back to Belize City. We were the last two on board and took our seats sweaty from the walk. The water taxi took us to […]

1 comments / 0 votes
Sunset
2 comments / 0 votes

Wednesday, 30th July Our bus to Belize City was overnight but with leaving Playa del Carmen around midnight and arriving at the border around 4am before heading onto our final destination we didn’t get much sleep, snatching a few hours here and there. Leaving Mexico, at the border, we were ushered into an office one […]

2 comments / 0 votes
Devolving beardface
4 comments / 0 votes

So, I had been growing a beard since the wedding in Sri Lanka back in April and in San Cristobal de las Casas (Mexico) decided to shave it off. Along the way (shaving) I experimented with some styles, none of which made the final cut, opting for a beard/moustache-less face instead. To take you on this […]

4 comments / 0 votes

Archives

> <