Trinidad and Tobago

I’ve fallen completely in Love with Trinidad and Tobago! When I first moved to Leeds in 2015 I lived with my friend Kirstyn, who is from Trinidad. She told me all about her amazing country, and that is how, almost three years later, I ended up travelling to join her for two weeks in one…

Experiences from the Field

ADAPT: North held our second evening lecture on Wednesday 24th January. We have now grown in size, and boost a committee numbering 12 members (on a good day!) Establishing a committee to help with the organisation and running of evening lectures has been a huge help, and I found this lecture to be much easier…

Panama

The last country in our Central America journey! I couldn’t believe how quickly 2.5 months had gone by! Now, when planning my Central and South America adventure all those months ago, I made the mistake of listening to my mother who warned me that Colombia was way too dangerous to visit and I shouldn’t go…

Costa Rica

In all honesty, we only ended up staying in Costa Rica for 4 days in total. We had decided to spend longer on our beautiful private island in Honduras than expected, which set us back slightly longer than were we expected to be by this date.Now we had only 10 days to get from Nicaragua…

Nicaragua

Another one of my favourite countries in Central America- Nicaragua! I spent 3 weeks here, and was amazed by how diverse the country is. Leon Leon is a pretty little colonial town on the West coast of Nicaragua. Most of the tourist destinations are based on the West coast, so we made a beeline there…

Honduras

Honduras is known for being one of the best (and cheapest) places to scuba dive in Central America. I had previously gained my Open water PADI diving licence in Turkey, so couldn’t wait to get to Utila, an island off the coast of Honduras, to complete my Advanced open water course. All we had to…

Guatemala

Guatemala is definitely one of my favourite countries in Central America, possibly favourite of the whole trip! We were now travelling as a group of 7 (the group I met at the border between Mexico and Belize), and would stay as a group for 7 weeks! Flores Flores was our first stop in Guatemala after…

Belize

Belize is an english speaking country, which, a week in to our travels, was a welcome break from trying to get by on our very basic spanish! We had heard about an island off the coast of Belize called Caye Caulker, where most travellers make a beeline for, I could definitely see why! Caye Caulker…

Mexico- Yucatan Peninsula

Mexico was the first stop on our Central American adventure. We arrived in Cancun completely exhausted after a solid 22 hours of travelling, to be hit by a wave of humidity like I’ve never experienced before! I couldn’t wait to get some proper sleep, and thankfully we had planned ahead and booked a hostel for…

It’s all about the journey…or so I’ve been told

When preparing to go travelling, you’ll most likely spend days, months, even a whole year planning and dreaming about the adventures you’ll have. But sometimes the best laid plans just don’t work out as expected! That’s ok though, because travelling teaches you to take these things in your stride. I thought I’d share the eventful…