Top 10 countries with the highest murder rates in the World

Colombia - Murder rate per 100,000: 30.8 (Total murders: 14,670) Colombia has evolved as a highly segregated society, split between the traditionally rich families of Spanish descent and the vast majority of poor Colombians.  After over half a century of civil war and the rise and fall of drug trafficking empires, Colombia has made huge strides … Continue reading Top 10 countries with the highest murder rates in the World

Why travel solo?

"The man who goes alone can start today, but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready." Henry David Thoreau Travelling to some far flung corner of the world where they don't speak you language can be a daunting process, especially if it is your first time travelling and I think … Continue reading Why travel solo?

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

No Excuses

2015 has been the year I really started travelling. By the end of 2014 I had visited 17 countries (18 if you include my home country the UK), a moderate number for an average guy with a job, in the non-travelling community.  In 2015 I nearly doubled that number whilst still managing to hold down … Continue reading No Excuses