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Central America 2012

Sun, Sand & Sanya

CHINA | Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | Views [268]

Having recovered from the sporting excesses in Shanghai, took a flight from Shanghai to Sanya. The flight was only a couple of hours & again incident-free. I arrived late at night to a brilliant hostel in the south of Hainan Island, a place called ... Read more >


A sporting few weeks

CHINA | Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | Views [183]

So why didn't I plan my move from Beijing to Shanghai better? Didn't I realise that I was in fact traveling on the day of the second British & Irish Lions test against Australia? How bad is that? As you can see I didn't get to see the game but did ... Read more >


Frozen Dead Guy

CHINA | Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | Views [192]

So I have now just about receovered from Hong Kong which was brilliant. I took an overnight train from HK to Beijing in total about 24 hours which was completely fine. Having said that, I was on the top bunk of a 6 berth cabin sharing with 2 other women ... Read more >


Why haven't i been here earlier?

HONG KONG | Saturday, 22 Jun 2013 | Views [117]

So I arrive in Hong Kong on a very early morning flight from Manila. I very kindly leant my RG to some Americans who hadn't done any research into the place & then didn't see them again. Serves me right for being too lovely. Won't be making that ... Read more >


The Philippines Rock

PHILIPPINES | Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | Views [208]

So arrive in Manila which was pretty  much as I thought, noisy, dirty & hot but I enjoyed the couple of nights there. Took a plane to Kalibo & then the coach & ferry to Borocay which is lovely. The White beach is beautiful & where ... Read more >


Packing for my next trip

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 20 May 2013 | Views [158]

So I am currently sitting in the kitchen of the house of my parents getting ready for my next voyage. This trip is taking me back to SE Asia specifically Manila on Sunday. Then I hope to have some relaxing beach time on Borocay, followed by more time ... Read more >


Final Week

MEXICO | Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | Views [199]

Despite the bus arriving almost an hour late & taking an hour longer than advertised, the trip from San Cris to Playa whilst long was actually OK. My travel cushion decided at that point to have a puncture which wasn't ideal but given some of the ... Read more >


Land of Worthies

GUATEMALA | Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | Views [235]

Spent a very pleasant day wandering around Antigua in wonderful sunshine. This place is firmly on the tourist route with many ageing Americans in sight most of the time in formation fashion. We found a couple of great bars & made frriends with a ... Read more >


Ruins & Revolutionaries

GUATEMALA | Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012 | Views [245]

Spent a couple of very pleasant days in Palenque in the hot sunshine & torrential rain. Took ourselves to the site of the ruins on a local bus which was much cheaper than the shuttles for tourists. Was a stunning place, much smaller than Tikal but ... Read more >


Golfing Heaven

MEXICO | Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | Views [193]

Managed to tear myself away from Tulum & took a Collective to Playa del Carmen on the Mayan Riviera about an hour away. Again got a great deal costing about £15 a night for a place a couple of blocks from the beach. Unpacked & set out to ... Read more >


Back To Belize

MEXICO | Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | Views [182]

So back to Caye Caulker where normailty resumed. This included getting very sunburnt on the dock, being savaged by a Blue Grunt fish (well how was I supposed to know that they don't like being picked up & having their photo taken?), meeting up ... Read more >


Journey From Hell

EL SALVADOR | Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | Views [213]

So we made it to El Salvador without a problem & had some very good on-board snacks from the local street food vendors including some pizza which was a welcome chage from chicken tacos. Were met by friends who then took us to their place in the ... Read more >


I hate WIFI

NICARAGUA | Saturday, 22 Sep 2012 | Views [289]

I have just spent the best part of the last hour up-dating my blog only to have it wiped by the lack of connection to the internet so I am not happy. So in a nutshell what I wrote was this: Got ripped off in a cab in San Jose Had a fab night with ... Read more >


Land of hats

PANAMA | Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | Views [156]

So Panama City was said to be quite risky in parts. Met an older US couple who couldn't believe that I was walking round the place on my own. She said that she had to hold onto her husband all the time for fear of being mugged. I didn't get that impression ... Read more >


Island Heaven

HONDURAS | Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | Views [419]

Have finally managed to tear myself away from the island of Utila one of The Bay Islands of Honduras. Its primarily a place where people go to learn how to dive. I did learn but didn't complete my PADI. All taking too long & got fed up with being ... Read more >


Caye Caulker

BELIZE | Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | Views [234]

My love life was beginning to get a little on the complicated side shall we say so I departure was inevitable under the circumstances. I can tell you that boys talk in barbers shops!! So after 2 weeks in San Pedro on Ambergris Caye, I finally managed ... Read more >


Belize

BELIZE | Saturday, 7 Jul 2012 | Views [275]

So havee completed the first stage of this trip - namely 3 weeks in Mexico. Had the most brilliant time there & wasnt too keen to move on however there will be another opportunity to return before i head back to the UK. Ended up doing quite a lot ... Read more >


Still in Mexico

MEXICO | Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | Views [432]

So I decided to take a bus down into the Hotel Zone area of Cancun on Saturday night. This was an excellent idea as I had found it difficult to find a range of bars in the Downtown distric. After taking a somewhat scenic route, I ended up at a place ... Read more >


A Good Start

MEXICO | Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | Views [447] | Comments [1]

So started the trip in the old fashioned way at LGW with an early morning Pinot Grigio. Then onto the Cancun flight where my lovely friend who works for BA managed to get me an upgrade - no Goat Class for me. Hotel is great with a pool & the sunburn ... Read more >


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