Belize – Caye Caulker Island

After visiting the incredible ruins of Tikal, our next stop was a slice of Caribbean living in Caye Caulker (pronounced β€œkey 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…

Guatemala – Quetzaltenango

Border crossing – Mexico to Guatemala Borders are just imaginary lines on maps, right? Wrong! As a South African, I tend to experience a few challenges while crossing a border or boarding a flight. Constantly travelling with a German has made me realise how unfavourable an African passport is. On the 16th of November 2018,…

Mexico – Bacalar Lagoon

Nearly every local or backpacker we met travelling around Mexico advised us to go to Bacalar Lagoon in Quintana Roo. My friend Grecia, whom I met in Playa del Carmen, had recently visited Bacalar for her birthday and from what she shared, I was excited to see what all the hype was about. On the…

Mexico – Tulum and Isla Cozumel

Tulum is the destination on everyone’s lips right now, this undeniably charming town is 130km south of Cancun and only 65km from Playa Del Carmen. On the 25th of October we went on a road trip from Playa Del Carmen to Tulum. Renting a car was simple, paying 550 MXN (R380) for a full day….