The loss of a passport is every traveller’s worst nightmare. It can be stressful, upsetting, frightening, and almost always no fun whatsoever. However, there are a few precautions you can take to make life easier if you should ever find yourself passport-less on your travels like I did. Here are some things I learnt from […]Read more "The day my passport was stolen: how to make the best of a bad situation"
Costa Rica’s capital city of San Jose appears as a chaotic and colourful labyrinth of concrete buildings that sprawl unnaturally over the country’s rural landscape. It’s easy to feel disorientated and lost among the city’s bizarre mix of rich and poor, new and old, as designer clothing stores neighbour the cheap market stalls and illegal […]Read more "COSTA RICA – San Jose: A City of Chaos, Crowds and Concrete"
Hidden amongst the wild costal jungle of Costa Rica, sits Montezuma. In low season, this sleepy seaside town captures the tranquility of traditional Costa Rican life: fishermen towing in their morning catch, fruit sellers laden with crates of pineapple and papaya and car-less roads leading cyclists down the steep hills to Montezuma’s maritime beauty. Take […]Read more "COSTA RICA – Mad for Montezuma"
Hidden between rolling green fields and blanketed by sultry clouds, Monteverde is a real hidden beauty. Situated high up in the cloud forest of Costa Rica, this tranquil, agricultural town is abundant in banana trees and fertile farming lands, which stretch far beyond Monteverde’s hilly horizon. Aesthetically, it appears as an uncanny mix between pleasant […]Read more "COSTA RICA – Monteverde: quaint English countryside meets Costa Rican jungle"
La Fortuna lived up to every expectation and more. After a 15 hour journey from Cancun via plane, 5 public buses (which cost us a total of £6) and a taxi , we arrived at Howler Monkey Hostel – a jungle lodge complete with water slide from living room to pool, chilled out hosts and […]Read more "COSTA RICA: Volcanoes and Hot Springs in La Fortuna"
Remote and beautiful, Isla Holbox is a paradise seeker’s dream. Located about 25 minutes off the coast of Mexico and surrounded by endless ocean, the island’s quaint pastel-painted signs and technicolor smoothie bars certainly attract a hippy crowd and a zen atmosphere. However, as idyllic as the Instagram photos look, island life definitely draws a […]Read more "MEXICO – Holbox: an island dream with a hint of nightmare"
Only two hours outside of the tourist chaos of Cancun, lies Tulum – a relaxed, boho-esque town decorated with picturesque boutiques and Pinterest-worthy burrito bars. Maybe a tad quiet for those seeking a more bustling and busy vibe but Tulum will definitely not dissapoint, situated only a stones throw away from various cenotes, lagoons and […]Read more "MEXICO – Tacos and tequila in Tulum"