Category Archives: Latin America

Held at Gun Point: Is Colombia Safe to Travel?

How I Was Held at Gun Point Is Colombia Safe to Travel

  Suddenly everything was moving in slow motion. There were hands. Pairs of hands. Hands that were patting me down. Hands that were in my pockets. That were in my friend’s pockets. That were round his phone. And his wallet. That were across his mouth. Hands that were holding a gun. That were pointing the […]

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

How to Travel From Panama to Colombia on a Budget

  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 […]

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

Nicaragua, LCI, Little is Big

  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 […]

How to Get to Latin America Cheaply From Europe

Plane, Sunset, Clouds

  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 […]