Cloud Forest

So I didn't sleep too well last night, just before I was going to sleep, by the light of my tablet, I saw above me, on one of the bunk bed beams, a scorpion. It wasn't the biggest scorpion in the world but for a man who has grown up in a country with virtually … Continue reading Cloud Forest

From the city to the jungle

Having been up before 0630 for the previous few days I decided to sleep in until 0830 where I answered emails and messages and went in search of breakfast, hardly anywhere was open because it was a Sunday but I did find a supermarket which was open so I bought 4 apples, across the road … Continue reading From the city to the jungle

Costa Rica

A pre 6 o'clock start once again for an early bus departure, again heading south, again crossing another border. This time to Costa Rica. The border as always was an interesting affair you have to pay $4 departure tax and then to enter Costa Rica you need proof of onward travel so I had to … Continue reading Costa Rica

Tranquility – My little piece of paradise

I got up at 0630 and after a breakfast of fresh fruit, natural yogurt and granola (I don't know what's come over me either) I went to a nearby hotel which does shuttles, for $10, to a lake 20km away, Laguna de Apoyo, at least they did, the girl at the front desk said they … Continue reading Tranquility – My little piece of paradise

Colonial vibes

Granada is Nicaragua’s oldest colonial city. Founded in 1524 by Francisco Hernández de Córdoba, it stands at the foot of Volcán Mombacho on the northwestern shore of Lago de Nicaragua. It also has access to the Caribbean Sea via the lake and soon became a rich and important trade center and remained so into the … Continue reading Colonial vibes

Yes it’s another bus journey

Having arrived in Tegucigalpa when dark I thought it only fair if I explored the city a bit before leaving, so I left all my belongings, apart from a small quantity of money, and went for a 20 minute walk round the neighboring blocks. I'll admit I didn't feel too safe, I wasn't threatened or … Continue reading Yes it’s another bus journey

El Salvador to Honduras

As described in yesterday's post San Salvador is a city of two halves, today I got to see a bit more of the city. Cristina and I decided we would first head to the bus station to get a ticket to Honduras for me and then wander round the 'sights'. The sights really didn't consist … Continue reading El Salvador to Honduras

El Salvador

I thought El Salvador (The Saviour) was a very appropriate place to visit after Easter Sunday.  The bus I got was headed to San Salvador, the capital city.  According to google maps the journey should have taken 4.5 hours, in fact it took over 9 with a stop at the border of and hour and … Continue reading El Salvador

Easter Sunday

I woke just after 7 and in an Easter spirit I went to a French bakery and bought myself a cinnamon swirl (it was the closest I could get to a hot cross bun). I then went for a coffee to chill and catch up with emails etc. After a relaxed start I decided that … Continue reading Easter Sunday

Lago de Atitlan

Today yet again started before the sun was up, I walked the virtually empty streets to where the bus to the lake was leaving from and about 15 minutes later it turned up and we all got on, over an hour later it finally left after we had waited for some Guatemalan friends of the driver. … Continue reading Lago de Atitlan