Category Archives: Latin America

Zip-lining in the Monteverde Cloudforest

Mum is over-coming her fear of heights and flying through the cloud forests in Monteverde, Costa Rica, with my Dad 🙂 Yes, I have pretty awesome parents! Such a proud daughter! xx

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22 months of travel… and still going strong!

Well it’s been 22 months since I left my office job in the UK to discover the mysteries of South America – Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Chile. The original plan was 5 months traveling and volunteering … Continue reading

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Discovering the lost city of the Mayans – El Mirador

The light filtered through the jungle canopy, struggling to penetrate the jungle floor. I stared at my feet as I continued to walk through the jungle, concentrating on not slipping on the thick, sloppy mud, or the moss covered rocks. … Continue reading

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Panamanian Times

After spending 3 weeks hiking, rafting, cycling, and driving in Costa Rica, it was time to relax! So my parents, my boyfriend and I headed across the border into Panama and made our way to Bocas del Toro (“mouth of … Continue reading

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Costa Rica – sloths, coffee and jungle hikes

One word to describe Costa Rica – AMAZING!!!   Costa Rica is largely known in the budget backpacking world as being an over-priced, tourist trap. Sadly this means that many budget backpackers, hot-tail-it through the country, missing out on one … Continue reading

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When in Mexico, do like the Mexicans

What do you do when you see a mariachi band, a donkey with jugs full of tequila and a group of people dancing in the streets of the Mexican city, Zacatecas? You follow them! This is what my boyfriend and … Continue reading

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Slothing around Manuel Antonio National Park

Sloth sighting!!! We spotted this fury guy sleeping in a tree next to the beach at Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica. I think this is the two-toed sloth, not the three toed sloth 🙂 Exciting times!! Just wanted … Continue reading

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Cuba to Costa Rica… via Germany, England and Lanzarote. What the?!?

After our flight departing Havana got cancelled, due to an apparently cyclone, Michael and I spent 2 days completely stranded at Havana airport. Cubana airlines didn’t have any other available flights for at least 5 days, refused to give us … Continue reading

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Rum, cigars and… Cubans… with their hats!!

There are a lot of positive things about visiting Cuba; cheap rum, mammoth cigars, some beautiful historic buildings and of course all the old cars and countryside – a very surreal country. Still largely cut off from the world and … Continue reading

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Guatemala, Belize and back into MEXICO!!! Para mas tequila con mis amigos!!

After studying Spanish in Xela for 2 months, Michael and I were keen to hit the road again. We had a month before I was meeting some mates in Cancun… until then we planned to play it by ear, with … Continue reading

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