We’ve dived and swam in the Caribbean, so it was time to spend some time checking out what the Pacific has to offer on this side of the International Date Line. Mexico’s Pacific coastline is long and varied – huge port towns and tiny fishing villages, 5-star resorts populated by Canadians and laid back palapa-lined … More Mexico’s Pacific Coast
Tuktuk, ferry, taxi, bus, another bus, collectivo, border crossing, another collectivo, boat. Not only did we manage to leave Utila, but got all the way to Guatemala (what-eh-mala, hence the title) in one day. Our first stop was Livingston, a Caribbean coastal town only accessible by boat (either via sea or down the Rio Dulce). … More Guat’s up?!
A full day on chicken buses, a border crossing (after which the Honduran government now has our fingerprints on permanent record), a night in Tegucigalpa’s most dangerous neighbourhood, a way overpriced seven-hour ‘premium’ bus, and a two-hour ferry ride got us safely across a huge portion of mainland Honduras (a country known to most only … More If you come to Utila…
After a good four days way over budget in Monteverde we decided to hightail out of Costa Rica and keep chasing that Central American Dream – so north to Nicaragua we went. Nicaragua is a really beautiful and varied country. It has colonial cities, enormous stunning lakes, active volcanoes, cloud forests and mountain ranges, not … More Nicaragua
The Central American segment of our trip began by flying into Costa Rica’s capital San José. Having little interest in spending any more time than necessary in another big dirty capital city, we made a beeline for the bus station and by 7pm we’d completed the five hour extremely windy bus trip to Monteverde in … More The Cloud Forests of Monteverde
We spent only a week in Cuba, but both agreed that these seven days were the highlight of our trip. Cuba is a place like no other. Having suffered through centuries of colonialism and slavery, it finally achieved independence from the Spanish in 1902, atleast half a century after the rest of Latin America. But … More Cuba Libre
Our hostel in Lima provided a free ceviche cooking course. Chef Carlos took us to the market to buy ingredients then we went back to the hostel to cook and eat. All we had to pay for was the ingredients which worked out at about $1.70AUD per serve. If you haven’t heard of ceviche it’s … More Killer ceviche recipe