Harri and I flew into Havana via Madrid. We landed just after 2000 local time and then had to spend the next hour trying to get through immigration, probably the slowest passport control either of us has ever experienced. Finally, we managed to get through, had our passports stamped, signed a health form and handed … Continue reading Havana


Travel Escapades: Adventures and upsets around the world was published yesterday and is available to buy on Amazon and at other retailers, check it out here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Travel-Escapades-Upsets-adventures-around/dp/191606910X/ref=zg_bs_279911_3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=F759Y3YE5YAGHD5496DP. The book is about some of my adventures around the world which didn't quite go to plan and how I managed to work my way out of the … Continue reading BOOK OUT NOW


In less than a week my book called 'Travel Escapades: Upsets and adventures around the world' will be available to purchase, you can currently place pre-orders on amazon at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Travel-Escapades-Upsets-adventures-around/dp/191606910X/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=travel+escapades&qid=1562826338&s=gateway&sr=8-2. The book itself is a collection of 13 of my travel experiences which didn't quite go to plan and how I muddled my way through … Continue reading I HAVE WRITTEN A BOOK

Central American Bus Travel

Having recently returned from backpacking in Central America having solely used buses as transport I thought I would share my experiences.  There are 3 main types of bus Minivans, Long-distance buses and Chicken buses. Minivans These large taxis rule the roost in the towns and cities of Central America, some have designated routes, some are … Continue reading Central American Bus Travel

‘Home’ with jet lag

The funny thing about travelling half way round the world is that your body syncs to that time zone so when you return you arre then out of sync with your previous norm, commonly known as Jet Lag and something I am suffering from right now as I write this at 0332 (GMT +1) whereas … Continue reading ‘Home’ with jet lag

And for a bonus point Dominican Republic

Today was the day I did goodbye to Panama and to Central America, I left the hotel early, caught a bus to Albrook, the main bus terminal.  I had read that you could get a bus which took you all the way to the airport (which is 40km outside the city) and to look out … Continue reading And for a bonus point Dominican Republic

Miraflores Locks, Panama Canal

I bit the bullet this morning and took a taxi, I knocked the driver down from his original asking price but it was still a lot more than taking a bus. A bus was an option but I would've had to take one all the way into the center and then one back out which … Continue reading Miraflores Locks, Panama Canal

Free ride in the back of a cop car

Don't worry I wasn't arrested, at least i wasn't really anyway but I'll come back to that in a minute. Having arrived in Panama City in the very early hours of the morning feeling quite tiered, as soon as the metro opened (at 0500) we went to leave the bus terminal but before we could … Continue reading Free ride in the back of a cop car

The last border

San Jose to Panama City is a 15 hour bus ride and as such requires suitable preparation. Wanting to rid myself of my last Colones (Costa Rican currency) I went to the same bakery as a couple of days ago and bought myself a selection of different pastries for breakfast and lunch, across the road … Continue reading The last border

Back to the city

Yet another breakfast of rice, beans and eggs (not that I think I will ever bore of it) was followed by a meander to a coffee shop, I had already achieved what I had come to Monteverde for yesterday so I had nothing on my agenda other than finding a coffee shop, sitting down with … Continue reading Back to the city