Central America

Top Budget Travel Tips for Central America

By on Published: August 13, 2015 | Last Updated: October 30, 2020 in Budget Travel Ideas, Central America, Latin America with 4 Comments
Top Budget Travel Tips for Central America

Granted, Central America is a pretty cheap place to travel. Yet, even in this, one of the most budget-friendly places on earth, there are always ways to spend less and travel more! Having spent 2 years travelling the length and breadth of this fabulous continent on a very small daily allowance, I certainly learnt a […]

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The Most Overrated Places in Latin America I Visited

By on Published: July 20, 2015 | Last Updated: September 7, 2020 in Central America, Latin America, South America with 24 Comments
The Most Overrated Places in Latin America I Visited

Having spent over 2 years travelling up and down this fabulous stretch of the globe, it goes without staying that I’m pretty enchanted by Latin America, its places and its people. That said, there will always be disappointments along the road, especially when you are a foreigner and tourism is big business. As such, I’ve […]

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15 Can’t Miss Things to Do in Nicaragua

By on Published: May 25, 2015 | Last Updated: September 1, 2021 in Central America, Latin America, NICARAGUA with 4 Comments
15 Can’t Miss Things to Do in Nicaragua

Oh Nicaragua, you dream-filled beautiful! With mountains, lakes, rivers, beaches, surf, scuba, jungles and islands you’ve got it all – and you’ve got it all so close together! Yes a small nation in the heart of the Central American isthmus, this country sure does pack a hefty travel punch thanks to its tropical location that […]

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10 Tips for Vegetarian Travellers in Central America

By on Published: March 2, 2015 | Last Updated: November 15, 2020 in Central America, Latin America with 10 Comments
10 Tips for Vegetarian Travellers in Central America

When I travel as a vegetarian to some of the more far-flung places of the world, some people always look at me aghast and question, “but what are you going to eat there?” In all likelihood, these are probably the people who also wonder how I survive in the Western world because, in reality, eating […]

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Granada Vs León: The Fight for Nicaragua’s Best City

By on Published: February 19, 2015 | Last Updated: September 1, 2021 in Central America, Latin America, NICARAGUA with 7 Comments
Granada Vs León: The Fight for Nicaragua’s Best City

“Granada vs León: Which one is better?” asks my friend. She’s due to visit the Central American country of Nicaragua in the next few months and knowing my experience of travelling there, as well as my propensity for speaking frankly, she probably expects a clear answer. “Well, they’re very different,” I reply, unhelpfully. “Really?” she […]

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How to Cheaply Travel From Panama to Colombia (or visa versa!)

By on Published: January 28, 2015 | Last Updated: November 21, 2020 in Central America, COLOMBIA, Latin America, PANAMA, South America with 22 Comments
How to Cheaply Travel From Panama to Colombia (or visa versa!)

If you’re planning a trip that encompasses both Central America and South America, you’re probably wondering about the best way you can move between the two continents. Normally this involves travel from Panama to Colombia or visa versa. Sadly, due to dangerous guerrilla activity, lack of roads and treacherous jungle, making the journey by land […]

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Went for a Week, Stayed a Year: Falling in Love with Little Corn Island

By on Published: January 23, 2015 | Last Updated: February 20, 2020 in Central America, Latin America, NICARAGUA, Travel Stories with 32 Comments
Went for a Week, Stayed a Year: Falling in Love with Little Corn Island

From the moment I got off the long wooden boat and walked up the mini jetty onto the sandy soil, I fell in love with Little Corn Island, Nicaragua. I simply knew this was a special place for me. Looking and feeling like something out of a Caribbean travel brochure, palm trees laden with coconuts swaying in the […]

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How to Get to Latin America Cheaply From Europe

By on Published: January 10, 2015 | Last Updated: September 7, 2020 in Budget Travel Ideas, Central America, COLOMBIA, ECUADOR, Latin America, PERU, South America, Travel Tips with 10 Comments
How to Get to Latin America Cheaply From Europe

How to get to Latin America cheaply, is a crucial question for many European budget travellers, yet easy answers just don’t’ seem to exist. Like the continent’s great Mayan and Incan temples, it appears to be another unfathomable dimension to this intriguing part of the world. However, after a few years there, I managed to […]

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