The view of Semuc Champey from El Mirador, Guatemala, Central America
27 Apr 2015

Semuc Champey: A Must-See Natural Wonder in Guatemala

It felt like we were being smuggled between borders. I was one of around 20 tourists who were packed onto the back of a truck heading from the dusty town of Lanquin to the mythical waters of Semuc Champey. I was holding on for all I was worth as the truck lurched around corners, too

Colourful buildings in Flores, Guatemala
15 Apr 2015

Flores: A Relaxing Welcome to Guatemala

After surviving the 26 hour trip from Valladolid (Mexico) to Flores, Guatemala it was satisfying to find an awesome little laid back town with great lake views and quiet, colourful streets. Flores is a tiny island (linked to the mainland by a causeway) on Lake Petén in Northern Guatemala and

El Castillo at Chichen Itza, Mexico - one of the 7 wonders of the world
11 Apr 2015

The Wonders of the World: Chichen Itza, Mexico

If you’re to believe most online reports, Chichen Itza isn’t entirely deserving of its place among the 7 wonders of the world (which is really just an arbitrary list anyway). People say it’s too crowded, too commercialised and that it’s not even the best set of ruins in Mexico. Can

Raccoon cat cartels in Tepotzlan, Mexico
02 Apr 2015

The Coati Cartels of Tepoztlán, Mexico

A plastic bag began rustling quietly on a hill above Tepoztlán. The middle aged Mexican couple ahead of us needed some energy — it had been a hard climb. I had only been in Mexico for a couple days and one of the few words I’d learnt was “torta”, which