Impromptu, Peaceful Placencia

The route we had planned started with Cuba and then was due to follow the well-trodden Mayan loop- Mexico, Belize and then Guatemala. As we were finishing up our time volunteering at H'ohm Jungle Retreat we began reading and hearing recent stories regarding safety in Guatemala, predominantly on shuttle buses. The stories hit a little... Continue Reading →


Going slow on Caye Caulker

Everyone that has been to Belize has told us one thing 'you will LOVE Caye Caulker', they weren't wrong. Prepare to want to book your travel after you see the photos. An island just off of the coast of Belize (near Belize City), Caye Caulker has c.1600 inhabitants, awesome food, dangerous happy hours and a... Continue Reading →

Crossing the border: Mexico to Belize

Crossing a land border can be a bit daunting, and when we were preparing for our journey from Bacalar to Caye Caulker we found the spread of information online confusing and often contradicting. So, in the hope that it might help someone else in the future, here is a step-by-step of our journey taken in... Continue Reading →

Cienfuegos: Pearl of the South?

Our second stop in Cuba was the city of Cienfuegos, just under a 5-hour bus ride from Havana this city is dubbed 'La Perla del Sur' (Pearl of the South) because of the magnificent architecture and beautiful bay. It didn't appear to be much of a pearl when we arrived, on our first step off... Continue Reading →

We made it to Habana!

For more than eighteen months I have been plotting a trip to Havana, Cuba. Known for its classic cars, beautiful architecture and live music scene, Havana has been on my must-visit list for years. Like a lot of people, I'm guilty of being in the 'go now before it's too late' boat, fearful that the... Continue Reading →

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