Category: Central America & the Caribbean

Candlelit Caving and Bridge Jumping at Semuc Champey

Finally arriving in Lanquin, Semuc Champey’s slightly less beautiful neighbour, felt like uncovering the holy grail or discovering hidden treasure. Almost everybody that we had met on the road had told us about Semuc Champey. It was the highlight of our trip. The most beautiful place we’ve ever been to. AMAZING! With a journey through the picturesque countryside, candlelit caving,… Read more →

That time I nearly died on a volcano

The day started with a delicious breakfast in the sun on the hostel roof, admiring the blue skies overhead. There was no sign of any impending thunderstorms or threats on my life; just a delicious omelette, fresh orange juice and the blazing sun. All that would soon change.   Today we were climbing Acatenango, a huge, active volcano nearly 4,000… Read more →

Exploring Tazumal and Santa Ana

I love El Salvador.   Not knowing anything at all about the country before arriving, the friendliness that we encountered really was a big, fantastic surprise. Everybody that I encountered was so happy, especially in Santa Ana. From the security guards smiling as they clutched their shotguns, to the ice cream man beaming as he asked me “where you from?… Read more →