Blog

The Mayan Ruins of Tikal from Flores

Tikal National Park rightly holds its spot as arguably the most popular and well-known destinations in Guatemala.  There are hidden gems like Semuc Champey and colonial towns like Antigua, but none can compare to the grandeur of the ancient ruins of Tikal.   Teotihuacan ruins are one of the highlights of our time in Mexico, but […]

If You Want to Travel… Just Do It!

There are not many people who I’ve spoken to who have said they wouldn’t like to travel and see the world.  Who wouldn’t want to be exploring a jungle utopia in Guatemala, getting up close and personal with elephants in the wild in Sri Lanka, or exploring all things weird and wonderful in the Californian […]

Is Antigua, Guatemala Overrated?

Distinctive cobblestone streets are full to the brim with tourists, expats and locals alike.  Crumbling churches stand behind locked gates, while next door is a modern hotel or restaurant.  Vivid ‘chicken buses’ whizz around, while packed to the rafters with locals.  Around another corner, you’ll spot a row of tourists shuttles ready to take the […]

The Jungle Utopia Semuc Champey

Diving into crystal turquoise pools in the middle of the Guatemalan jungle.  Scaling rickety stairs 500m up a cliff to look out onto the gleaming pools and the surrounding lush wilderness.   Meandering through a narrow cave, with just a candle to guide your way.  This isn’t the chronicles of a National Geographic explorer, this […]

San Cristobal de Las Casas – The Mexican City With a Twist

Stumbling off the night bus in San Cristobal de las Casas with one eye open and the other shut, half asleep, wasn’t the most pleasant experience I’ve ever had.  However, my intense desire to lie down horizontal in the closest place possible was soon pushed to the back of my mind.  I almost got the […]

The Bizarre Salvation Mountain, California

As you take the repetitive drive down the never-ending straight roads, surrounded by the flat and barren Southern Californian Lower Desert, you will not believe your eyes when Salvation Mountain comes into your view.  From the dull desert ground, a mound awash with colour and life stands tall.  This colourful hill is none other than Salvation […]

Hierve El Agua from Oaxaca Without a Tour

While walking through the charming streets of the city of Oaxaca all I kept hearing about was ‘Hierve El Agua’, the majority of the time it was through a tour agent asking me if I’d like a tour there.  After a quick look into Hierve El Agua, the natural swimmable springs and the rock formations […]

Is Mexico City Safe to Travel?

“You’re going to Mexico City, but isn’t it dangerous there?”  This was a question I heard one too many times when I told people that I’d be going to Mexico and in particular Mexico City.  I’ve got to admit the majority of the time, my answer was “I don’t know”.  I guess the sensible thing […]

3-Day Mexico City Budget Itinerary

In a city the size of Mexico City, the last thing you want to be doing is wasting any time.  If you have a limited amount of time in the Mexican capital, say 3 days, you’re in luck.  I’ve devised a 3-day Mexico City budget itinerary.  This itinerary focuses on the very best of Mexico […]

Exploring The Ancient City of Teotihuacan, Mexico.

After getting our fill of tacos, tacos and more tacos and exploring far and wide in the gigantic Mexico City, only one thing was on our minds next, the ancient city of Teotihuacan.  Balandra Beach, Guanajuato and Guadalajara are amongst our main explorations so far in Mexico, so it’s not surprising that the visit to Teotihuacan […]