Slowing down on Caye Caulker

By this point of my trip, I was dying to get back to slow island vibes, so pretty much paced through Guatemala to get to Belize. Caye Caulker is a small island in the Caribbean, defined by bare feet, dreadlocks and signs everywhere reminding you of the island motto to ‘Go Slow’, which is taken…

Tikal, Flores

Flores is a small town on an island in the north of Guatemala and surprise surprise, is another bitch bus journey to get to, about 8 hours from Semuc Champey. The cute, watery town, which literally takes about 10 minutes to walk all the way around, is primarily built for tourists as a stop off…

Semuc Champey

Semuc Champey is a national park set in the jungly mountains of Central Guatemala, consisting of tiered limestone pools, connected by caves and bridges and is honestly one of the most wow places i’ve been to! Most people’s experience of this magical place is the day tours including the water caving and visit to the…

Lake Atitlán

Most people and guidebooks will label Lago de Atitlán as a singular destination but it well deserves more than just a few days visit. The lake is huge, surrounded by so many little towns and villages, you could easily spend a couple days exploring each one! And as only a 3 hour bus ride from…

Antigua 

Antigua is a beautiful, crumbly city surrounded by 3 huge volcanoes with 1 still very active. I stayed at La Terraza hostel which has lovely bar/restaurant on the terrace and on a clear night you have an amazing view of Volcan Fuego erupting (lava and everything!) Every street is cobbled and lined with charming, colourful…

The Real Honduras 

After saying goodbye to my little paradise home in Utila, 3 friends and I left our backpacker bubble and set off to explore the real Honduras.  Honduras has a reputation for being one of the most dangerous countries in the world which I myself believed and only ever planned on crossing straight through. I have…

Hiking Volcan Acatenango 

Most travellers passing through Antigua will have heard of the gruelling hike up the Acatenango Volcano but only a handful will actually take on the challenge, as everyone constantly warns you it is far worse than any other hike in Central America. The tour can be organised through any hostel or tour company and will…

Guide to everything UTILA 

Utila was my goal destination long before I started my trip, so after 5 months travelling I was more than happy to unwind and unpack here for a good month! Most people travelling South America haven’t heard of beautiful Utila, which is the smallest of the major Bay Islands in the Carribean sea, off the…

Colombia to Panama – San Blas Islands 

Every person kept telling me to do the San Blas crossing up to Panama. Although known for being super expensive (around $500) which is a huge amount when on a tight budget, every person said it was worth it as one of the highlights of their trip. So once I had a good crew of…

Colombia Coastline 

After having to move out of my gorge apartment, I moved to an even more luxurious penthouse surrounded by glass views with the most epic panoramic of the city! I spent my last few days here living for FREE with some incredible friends and our adopted 2 month old husky, Pepe like a real Medellin…

Guide to Medellin

Colombia is everyone’s favourite country. Everywhere along my trip, all I’ve been told is get yourself to Colombia ASAP. And after almost 6 weeks of living in Medellin, it’s not hard to see why! Medellin is a city that I can’t even describe why I like it so much and although you can never be…