Category: experiences

Posts about experiences / emotional aspects of travel

Costa Rica – A Wildlife Contradiction? 1

Costa Rica – A Wildlife Contradiction?

After only a couple of weeks in Costa Rica our wildlife viewing stats have gone through the roof! Everywhere we look, there are sloths, monkeys, parrots, caimans, Jesus-Christ lizards and much much more. Indeed,...

A World of Curiosities 0

A World of Curiosities

  Ever seen a human foetus in a jar?  Well we have now. It’s Friday afternoon and classes have finished. The decision has been made to move on from Xela, to go and see...

Santiaguito – No Longer Volcano Virgins 0

Santiaguito – No Longer Volcano Virgins

Standing a few hundred yards from one of the top 10 most dangerous volcanoes elicits a certain thrill. Santiaguito is a side cone of the Santa Maria volcano just outside Quetzaltenango (Xela), Guatemala, and is listed...

The Bread Ladies of San Pedro: They are coming to get you! 1

The Bread Ladies of San Pedro: They are coming to get you!

We survived three nights in San Pedro before succumbing. Stalked up and down main street each day, finally we were exhausted and gave in. I have a bread lady now, each morning she catches...