Back to School! | Learning Spanish in Antigua, Guatemala

The first place I visited in Guatemala was Antigua. To get there,I flew from San José, (the capital of Costa Rica) to Guatemala City, the capital of Guatemala. I had been told by everyone to get out of Guatemala City as soon as possible because it is unsafe, so my plan was to head straight … Continue reading Back to School! | Learning Spanish in Antigua, Guatemala

Monteverde : Jungle Swings and Cloud Forests | Costa Rica

Beautiful Journey The best way to get to Monteverde from La Fortuna was a bus/boat/bus combo, so I booked myself just that for $23. The bus picked me up from my hostel at around 8:30 and my friends Sam and Julian just after. We got taken to Arenal Lake, and on the way there a … Continue reading Monteverde : Jungle Swings and Cloud Forests | Costa Rica

Exploring La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano | Costa Rica

After two days in Puerto Viaje, I left for La Fortuna the following morning. The journey took six hours and genuinely cost a fortune (excuse the hilarious pun). Basically to get to La Fortuna using public transport from Puerto Viaje was to catch two public buses, one to San Jose (the capital) and then a … Continue reading Exploring La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano | Costa Rica

Costa Rica | Puerto Viaje and My First Land Border Crossing in Central America

The Border Crossing Ten days ago when I checked into my flight to Panama, I had been told to book my onward travel out of the country. It was then that I had to decide that my first stop in Costa Rica would be Puerto Viaje, a little beach town on the Caribbean coast, because … Continue reading Costa Rica | Puerto Viaje and My First Land Border Crossing in Central America

Paradise in Panama #2 | Bocas Del Toro

A few hours after returning from the San Blas islands, I left to catch a night bus to Bocas Del Toro, my next destination. Annoyingly the direct bus there was fully booked, because it was the Panamanian national holiday weekend. So as a (longer) alternative, I booked a night bus to David and then caught … Continue reading Paradise in Panama #2 | Bocas Del Toro

Paradise in Panama | Visiting the San Blas Islands

After a few days in Panama City, my friend Helene and I booked ourselves onto a tour to the San Blas islands. I hadn't originally planned to go there because I thought you could only visit the islands as part of the journey from Panama to Colombia or vice versa. Many backpackers choose this option … Continue reading Paradise in Panama | Visiting the San Blas Islands

Day One in Latin America! | Casco Viejo, Panama City

So my first problems began at the airport! As I tried to check into my flight at Madrid, I was told that as a UK citizen I needed to have proof of onwards travel out of Panama- which was news to me! I was told if I didn't have evidence to show border control at … Continue reading Day One in Latin America! | Casco Viejo, Panama City

Da Lat and Nha Trang | Vietnam

Da Lat After a couple of days in Mui Ne, we caught the bus to DaLat. The scenery on the bus route was incredible- we seemed to spend the whole journey heading upwards and were surrounded by mountains. Vietnam had really surprised me with its beautiful landscape! The main reason we were in Da Lat was … Continue reading Da Lat and Nha Trang | Vietnam

Malaysia, Truly Asia

Kuala Lumpur After a week in Borneo, I spent just over a week in Malaysian mainland, arriving first into the capital Kuala Lumpur quite late at night. The following day we got up early to go exploring, and already even at that time although it was overcast, it was really muggy and hot! Our first … Continue reading Malaysia, Truly Asia

Gorgeous Gili T | Indonesia

Gili Trawangan After a few days in Ubud in mainland Bali, I made the long bus/ boat trip across to Gili Trawangan with my new friend Dani. The bus journey was okay but the boat trip was the worst I have ever been on! It was the smallest dodgy-looking boat, and they crammed a ton of people … Continue reading Gorgeous Gili T | Indonesia