Comuna 13, Medellin. From Notorious to tourist hot spot

Comuna 13, Medellin. From Notorious to tourist hot spot

Comuna 13. A place that evokes fear amongst many people. Everyone knows Colombia is safe to visit nowadays, but what about one of the most notorious districts in the world for warring drug Cartels? In a city famed for Colombia’s most famous citizen, Pablo Escobar,…

How to spend two weeks in Oaxaca

How to spend two weeks in Oaxaca

  What are the best things to do in Oaxaca? Is two weeks too long to spend in Oaxaca? Where are the best places to stay on a budget in Oaxaca? Oaxaca is a city that begs to be explored. From the delicious local food…

Carnival in San Martin Tilcajete – Oaxaca, Mexico

Carnival in San Martin Tilcajete – Oaxaca, Mexico

You’ve never experienced Carnival like this before. On the outskirts of Oaxaca City lies a small town famous for it’s Alebrijes meaning “Joy for its colours”. But these wooden painted carvings aren’t the only colourful thing this town has to offer. Once a year at…

How to do a day trip to the Monarch butterfly reserves from Mexico City

How to do a day trip to the Monarch butterfly reserves from Mexico City

This guide will give you all the information you need to do a day trip to the Monarch butterfly reserves from Mexico City. Imagine being surrounded by thousands of butterflies high in the central mountains of Mexico. It’s a true natural spectacle that is unique…

Tikal – A nature lovers guide

Tikal – A nature lovers guide

Tikal is surrounded by jungle making it not only a great site for archaeology but also nature. Dating back to around 1000 BC Tikal wasn’t a thriving city until fairly recently in 700AD. It was one of the most powerful cities in the Americas with…

How to get from San Ignacio to Tikal – Stay in Tikal overnight

How to get from San Ignacio to Tikal – Stay in Tikal overnight

How to get from San Ignacio to Tikal. Where to stay in Tikal overnight. How to get from Belize to Tikal without a car. Staying overnight in Tikal is a great way to beat the crowds and experience the Guatemalan jungle that the ancient city…

The Ridiculous Adventure of Getting to Semuc Champney from Flores, Guatemala

The Ridiculous Adventure of Getting to Semuc Champney from Flores, Guatemala

I’d heard and read horror stories about the shuttle from Flores to Lanquin. “The worst experience of my life” and “A drive from hell” were common phrases but I didn’t actually think it was that bad. Maybe it was the local collectivo we’d been in…

Why isn’t everyone backpacking in Belize?

Why isn’t everyone backpacking in Belize?

Honestly I didn’t know a lot about Belize before we came. I knew it was small just 400,000 people, locals speak English and there’s a big blue hole. That’s pretty much it. It turns out Belize is one of the most underrated backpacker destinations in…

Getting from Tulum to Caye Caulker; the cheap/stupid option!

Getting from Tulum to Caye Caulker; the cheap/stupid option!

How to get from Tulum to Caye Caulker. There are many blog posts about how to get from Tulum to Caye Caulker with the various options and routes to take. Most go on to explain the option that takes the ferry from Chetumal to Caye…

5 day trips from Havana

5 day trips from Havana

Havana has so much to offer but even the most hardened tourist might need to take a day off from the busy city. Luckily there are some great places nearby that you can get to experience the ‘real Cuba’ away from the rest of the…