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Last Stop: Isla Mujeres

August 12, 2013

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As we drove through the big Cancun resorts and saw signs for Isla Mujeres our hearts sank. What had we done? This was our final few days at the end of an awesome month long trip and we were headed for package holiday central? Oh dear. It was 5pm and the ferry to Isla Mujeres […]

Cast back in time in Havana, Cuba

August 11, 2013

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I just don’t know where to begin with Cuba. At first I felt like I had been delivered into the film ‘Grease’ with greased back haired men driving 1950’s Cadillacs and Chevys, elbows nonchalantly resting on the window. And Havana is full of throwbacks, it’s like nothing has changed in the last 60 years. Nothing. […]

Pit stop to the Lagoon of Seven Colours: Bacalar

August 9, 2013

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En route back from Belize to Cacun we made a pit stop at Lake Bacalar, also known as the lake of seven colours. It’s a spectacular expanse of fresh water, dotted with ceynotes, channels and mangrove swamps. Ideally we would have had two days here but we missed a daily boat back from Belize, then […]

Laid Back Caye Caulker

August 9, 2013

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As soon as you arrive into Caye Caulker you feel the laid back vibe of the Caribbean. There are no cars on this small island, only a few golf carts (some of which are taxis) and the slogan is ‘go slow’. It’s possibly one of the most relaxed places I have ever visited. We flew in. […]

The Beautiful Guatemalan Lake Atitlan and Antigua

July 29, 2013

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Moving from a country with so much soul is hard and I got under the skin of, was never going to be easy, especially when security is an issue and it’s hard to find the true local spirit. But what I missed in that respect, Guatemala made up for in spectacular scenery. Coming from San […]

San Cristobal de las Casas: A Perfect Mexican Town

July 29, 2013

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San Cristobal de las Casas may just be the perfect picturesque Mexican town. It had been recommended by a few people and didn’t disappoint. Small, easy to walk around with colourful little houses and a fun spirit – it felt wonderfully Mexican. Accommodation was pretty booked out when we went in July. We tried Bela’s B&B which […]

Palenque: Jungle, Temples, Monkeys and Waterfalls

July 22, 2013

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Palenque is less of a town and more an area surrounding a stunning lost city complex spanning 15kms. Most people we spoke to suggested staying in one of the large camping sites near the complex entrance. Camping isn’t rely my thing (I like a bed and a shower) but we found Margarita and Ed’s, within Panchan,  which […]