Top 5 things to do in Antigua, Guatemala

Back in November 2018, I spent two weeks in Antigua, Guatemala. My main priority for my time there was to study Spanish in one of the excellent Spanish schools, but outside of school hours, I tried to fit in as many activities as possible because Antigua is a really incredible place, with some amazing things … Continue reading Top 5 things to do in Antigua, Guatemala

Bonny Scotland: Inverness and Loch Ness

In September 2020, desperate for a holiday but with the pandemic having considerably cut down the number of possible destinations, I started researching places within the United Kingdom. Despite having lived in England my whole life, I have not really ventured extensively around the UK, preferring to go further afield when the opportunity arises! Because … Continue reading Bonny Scotland: Inverness and Loch Ness

Climbing a Mountain of Rainbows! | My experience trekking Rainbow Mountain, Peru

Rainbow Mountain in Peru has been on my bucket list for a LONG time. Before arriving, I did some research and read some really mixed- mostly negative - blog reviews online. For me, my experience of Rainbow Mountain was entirely positive, and I really recommend doing it! Perhaps tour companies had taken time to establish … Continue reading Climbing a Mountain of Rainbows! | My experience trekking Rainbow Mountain, Peru

The Marvellous City | Four Days in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro was my first stop in South America, back in January this year. One of my best friends from home, Ele was joining me for the firstย  three weeks of my trip, which was really nice as I normally travel solo. We arrived quite late and spent the first two nights in Copacabana … Continue reading The Marvellous City | Four Days in Rio de Janeiro

A Week in a Homestay | Living with a Local family in Antigua, Guatemala

Before I arrived in Antigua, I had been conversing with the owner of the Spanish school as to which accommodation package I would be choosing. I went with the cheapest option, one that was $85 for the week, for a room in a homestay with a shared bathroom. On arrival in Antigua, I headed straight … Continue reading A Week in a Homestay | Living with a Local family in Antigua, Guatemala

Back to School! | Learning Spanish in Antigua, Guatemala

The first place I visited in Guatemala was Antigua. To get there,I flew from San Josรฉ, (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