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10 Things to Do in Panama

Of course there is the famous canal but Panama – Central America’s southernmost country – has rather more than that to offer its visitors; from the heights of 21st century living in the country’s capital, Panama City, to stepping back in time and into scenes normally only seen in castaway movies in the San Bas…Continue reading10 Things to Do in Panama

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10 Things to Do in Guatemala

From caving by candlelight to sitting atop Mayan pyramids to watch the sunrise, Guatemala offers its visitors all of the things which most often feature on travellers’ wish-lists along with some very special experiences which you won’t find elsewhere. It is all here – wildlife, natural splendour, sacred places, fiery volcanoes, thrilling adventure, peaceful tranquillity…Continue reading10 Things to Do in Guatemala

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Best Destinations for Vegetarians

As a planet-wandering traveller you may have been practicing how to say ‘I am vegetarian’ in several languages but it serves little use if the country you are about to explore has no real concept of the term. Travelling for anyone can throw up a few hurdles to overcome but if you happen to be…Continue readingBest Destinations for Vegetarians

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10 Things to Do in Costa Rica

Bordered by Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south, Costa Rica with both Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea coastlines is every inch a Latin American country full of colour, culture and fascination. However, it also happens to have a tourist infrastructure so established and slick it is the envy of all its continental…Continue reading10 Things to Do in Costa Rica

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Travel Adapter Guide: South & Central America

So you’ve chosen Latin America as your gap year destination…Lucky you! You’re making a list of what to pack for your trip and you’re asking yourself the common question…”Which adapter(s) do I need for travelling in South and Central America?”. In this guide, we detail the plug socket types commonly found in each country throughout both South and Central…Continue readingTravel Adapter Guide: South & Central America

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Travel Health Tips: Latin America

The bulk of land which makes up Mexico, Central and South America – known collectively as Latin America – is a vast collection of diverse countries, climates, environments and cultures which means the health considerations while travelling here are also incredibly diverse. There are a few common or recurring themes though which apply and some…Continue readingTravel Health Tips: Latin America

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A Guide to Travelling in Nicaragua

A bit of a late comer to the backpackers’ Latin American circuit, Nicaragua is both Central America’s largest and poorest country. As new-kid-on-the-block it lacks some of the slick and well-established tourist infrastructure of other Central America destinations but it is this very fact – along with it being a budget-friendly destination – which acts…Continue readingA Guide to Travelling in Nicaragua

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Travelling in Central America

If you’re planning a backpacking trip in Central America, you’re in for a treat! However, deciding which countries will make your itinerary can be tricky, with each one having so much to offer. In this brief destination overview, I’ll detail the highlights of each country to help you make a more informed decision when planning…Continue readingTravelling in Central America