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Swimming in Colour

EL SALVADOR | Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | Views [1205]

Most travellers to Northern Central America make a B-line for Antigua, Tikal, or the Bay Islands, but here I am in Suchitoto: a rather undiscovered colonial town overloaded in colour! And I made an excellent choice by coming here yesterday! Whilst ... Read more >

Photos: Suchitoto

EL SALVADOR | Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery

Much like Antigua or Granada, but without all the crowds
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Suchitoto, Ahoy!

EL SALVADOR | Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | Views [1049]

Erick woke me early as he was getting ready for work. Christian was getting out on his bicycle toward San Miguel and I'd be setting out toward Suchitoto. After having breakfast, Erick left for work and then Christian had all his stuff packed and set ... Read more >

Rivers, trucks, and pupusas

EL SALVADOR | Sunday, 5 Feb 2012 | Views [2415] | Comments [1]

Awake at the first ray of light were Erick, Christian, and myself. Not a drop of rain descended from the heavens as we slumbered peacefully deep in the northeast of Morazan. We wash up and then take a donation to Miguel before we opt for a refreshing ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, food, hitchhiking

Celebration of Cacao

EL SALVADOR | Saturday, 4 Feb 2012 | Views [2019]

All three of us were up at the crack of dawn this morning! Erick and Christian were discussing going to to Cacaopera, but I was thinking of visiting the war museum in Perquin. As we ate breakfast and sipped coffee I decided on joining them! And it ... Read more >

Tags: adventures

Photos: Morazán

EL SALVADOR | Saturday, 4 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery

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El Salvador quintessentially

EL SALVADOR | Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | Views [1152]

Within a few days I went through perhaps the ugliest border crossing I've ever seen (Penas Blancas) to perhaps the most beautiful, and that's the crossing into northeastern El Salvador! It's a beautiful setting high in the mountains with a log cabin-... Read more >

Tags: adventures, mountains, nature, people

Photos: Marcala

HONDURAS | Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery

I passed through Marcala and some beautiful pine forest on my way to El Salvador
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Photos: Tegucigalpa

HONDURAS | Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery

Honduras' capital
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Photos: Eastern Honduras

HONDURAS | Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | Photo Gallery

The drive between Danli and Tegucigalpa is quite beautiful
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Honduran journey

HONDURAS | Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | Views [1239]

Honduras, finally! As my 20th country visited, I was ready to journey! The flag of Honduras has two blue bars and five blue stars, and I saw that as I got my stamp through the border post which isn´t bad by Central American standards. The other border ... Read more >

Tags: hitchhiking

Colourful Esteli

NICARAGUA | Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | Views [1713] | Comments [1]

Esteli is so colourful and beautiful! This morning I was up at the crack of dawn and on an all-day photo safari. With some pain from my recent dental procedure, I made my morning tea and went online for a bit. I tried to call Flor but she wasn't ... Read more >

Tags: buildings, cities, colour, photography

Photos: Estelí

NICARAGUA | Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Ranchero country

NICARAGUA | Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | Views [1386]

Saying goodbye to Brandon and family minutes earlier, the bus pulled away from Managua's bus terminal. This is the furthest north I've headed in Nicaragua by far, and I must say I'm glad I took this ride by day because it is beautiful! Mountains, ... Read more >

Tags: cowboys

Travelling in spirit

NICARAGUA | Sunday, 29 Jan 2012 | Views [1368]

I'm in Nicaragua again! Damn I've done a lot of repeat journeys. According to my passport, I've been to Costa Rica 7 times, Fiji 4 times, Nicaragua 3 times, New Zealand 3 times, Australia twice, and England twice! Today was a day of ripoffs until I ended ... Read more >

Photos: Jaco

COSTA RICA | Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Parque Nacional Carara

COSTA RICA | Sunday, 22 Jan 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Carara and Jaco

COSTA RICA | Saturday, 21 Jan 2012 | Views [703]

My next dentist appointment, which will get my crowns put in isn't until Thursday. Mario isn't here yet either so today I'd be making a move to see another area of Costa Rica. Whilst this is my fourth trip here I feel like I haven't seen a huge amount;... Read more >

Finishing my dental work

COSTA RICA | Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | Views [1216]

Today was really intense! And I was almost not here today; when I went to board my flight to Costa Rica yesterday the lady at the counter told me that since I didn't have a ticket out of Costa Rica, that I had to either buy a plane or bus ticket. Fortunately, ... Read more >

Londontown: Lovin' town

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | Views [1037]

Three weeks ago, I heard the phone ringing, saw it was London callin' and I answered! Here I am on this grey day. Even though it's a typical London day, I can easily deal with London's weather over that of most other places I've lived or been to. This ... Read more >

Tags: food, history, museums

My Rosetta Stone

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | Views [1433]

It may be a long way from being the real thing, but my own wooden Rosetta Stone is here with me in the British Museum, right in front of the plexiglass that protects the real Stone! The real Rosetta Stone is thousands of years old and used as the key ... Read more >

Tags: mementos, museums

A True Travel Love Story

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 10 Apr 2011 | Views [1921] | Comments [1]

As I sit here at Maria's flat in Brentford, a suburb of London, I think of all the beautiful and nice girls I've met on my travels. Throughout my journeys, from high atop the icecaps of Iceland, to the paddocks of New Zealand, to the dusty streets ... Read more >

Tags: love

Photos: Beachy Head

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 9 Apr 2011 | Photo Gallery

Beachy Head and Eastbourne
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Cliffs of Chalk

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 9 Apr 2011 | Views [1083]

After taking two trains to get from London to Eastbourne, Maria and I set out for our excursion to the chalk headland of Beachy Head. Today the weather is beautiful and perfect for today's extraordinary hike! There are like 25 of us on this journey.... Read more >

Tags: beaches, cliffs


PANAMA | Sunday, 14 Nov 2010 | Views [612]

Here I am at Hostal Bastimentos sipping my third or fourth pipa (what a coconut full of water is called out here), quenching my thirst. Damn it tastes good! Much better than a can of Red Bull! And it's only 25 cents. Here in Panama I've drunk heaps ... Read more >

Cold day in Bocas

PANAMA | Saturday, 13 Nov 2010 | Views [1018]

Today I was actually shivering! Despite the fact that I'm only 500 miles or so north of the Equator, I was cold! It was stormly out there in the islands that mean "mouth of the bull" in Spanish. As I got a bottle of water and some tasty papaya ... Read more >

Red Frogs of Bastimentos

PANAMA | Friday, 12 Nov 2010 | Views [3483]

Ahhhh, Isla Bastimentos! My favourite island of the Bocas archipelago. Of all my fine moments in Panama, seeing the colourful red frogs of Bastimentos must be my finest Panamanian moment. One to celebrate over a cold beer or a warm cuppa. For years ... Read more >

Tags: frogs

Photos: Bocas del Toro

PANAMA | Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 | Photo Gallery

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Boquete by foot and thumb

PANAMA | Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | Views [863] | Comments [1]

The weather is gorgeous today! Finally! At last! El sol! Today I was up very early; so early I was out and about getting photos of the sunrise. When I decided to walk up to the petrol station to get a cup of coffee it was too early; they weren't open ... Read more >

Photos: David

PANAMA | Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | Photo Gallery

David is the second-largest city in Panama. There's not a lot to see here; it's mostly a pass-through city.
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Baby-Boom Town

PANAMA | Sunday, 7 Nov 2010 | Views [1532] | Comments [1]

Pitch-black, raining, and at 11:00 PM or so, I was finally in Boquete. It's the first stop of my Panamanian journey (other than getting my entry stamp). Ellen advised me not to try to get to her place because there were absolutely no lights out there.... Read more >

Into Panama

PANAMA | Saturday, 6 Nov 2010 | Views [1501]

As I walked across a bridge that seemed to be hastily put together, big-rigs were driving across yet there are holes that make it easy enough to lose your camera or passport forever! Hold on tight to your stuff and watch your step! This is how my travels ... Read more >

Photos: Boquete

PANAMA | Saturday, 6 Nov 2010 | Photo Gallery

A lovely town that's becoming popular with baby-boomers and expats, and understandably so
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Photos: Cahuita

COSTA RICA | Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | Photo Gallery

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COSTA RICA | Thursday, 4 Nov 2010 | Views [558]

Four days of rain have passed, and for the past couple of days there've been no buses to Panama via Paso Canoas or Rio Sereno since the road is washed out. Rain and thunder have wreaked havoc all over the Land of Pura Vida; all last night I listened ... Read more >

North Fork

USA | Thursday, 23 Sep 2010 | Views [1475]

The Gem State! Land of potatoes, hippies, neo-Nazis, elk, and the largest Basque population in North America: Idaho is perhaps the closest state to Alaska within the "Lower 48". As Howard and my mother crossed the state line heading south ... Read more >

Tags: nature

Photos: Idaho

USA | Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery

North Fork and the surrounding area
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Photos: Seattle

USA | Wednesday, 13 Jan 2010 | Photo Gallery

Seattle is my favourite American city! I've been there three times: in 2010, 2013, and 2014
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Photos: Grand Cayman

CAYMAN ISLANDS | Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery

I ended up on Grand Cayman due to a highly unusual, albeit frightening ordeal. As a result these are my only photos but I'll make it there again...on a good note!
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Emergency Landing!

CAYMAN ISLANDS | Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | Views [2552] | Comments [3]

My life flashed before my eyes today. Literally! This journey was going so smoothly: getting my dental work done, seeing the turtles in Tortuguero, a trip to Cuba, Isla de Ometepe. Up until a week ago, when I found out the border to Honduras was closed ... Read more >

Tags: misadventures

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