El Salvador

El Salvador is not your usual tourist destination. This smallest country in Central America is known as ‘the land of volcanoes’, due to its frequent earthquakes and volcanic activity. El Salvador has suffered a history containing too much pain for its size and as a result, many tourists choose to skip it when exploring Central…

Honduras – Diving in Utila

The best diving in Honduras, and also one of the best in the world,  is in the Bay Islands – Roatan, Utila and Guanaja. Out of the three, the island of Utila has the added advantage of being one of the cheapest places to take a PADI Open Water Course and has ideal diving conditions. I’ve…

Honduras – Utila Island

The tropical island of Utila is located in the Caribbean Sea, about 30 km off the mainland. This island is part of The Honduras Bay Islands and is just 11 km long and 4 km at its widest, with a population of approximately 4000. Utila is well known for being one of the least expensive…

Belize – Caye Caulker Island

After visiting the incredible ruins of Tikal, our next stop was a slice of Caribbean living in Caye Caulker (pronounced “key corker”), Belize. To avoid long queues at the border, we took the 5 am shuttle from Flores for 132 GTQ / R 240 / 17 USD pp. When we reached the border, we changed…

Guatemala – Flores and Tikal Ruins

Flores is a small town on an island, surrounded by Lake Peten Itza. Its situated north of Guatemala, close to the Belize border. The island is connected to the town of Santa Elena by a causeway which is about 200 m long. This small town with colourful buildings and red corrugated roofs is popular among…

Guatemala – Antigua and Acatenango Volcano

Prior to visiting Guatemala, Antigua was a destination I had heard about from several travellers, stating that the former Capital is their favourite city in the country. On the 3rd of December 2018, I left Lake Atitlan with so much excitement, ready to explore the city of Antigua. Antigua was the colonial Spanish capital of…