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Diary of a Latin American Travel Day

Eventually the countdown reached zero and it was time to make our move south. Thanks to the reasonable yet still occasionally irritating rules that limit non-visa visitors to a mere 90 days in Guatemala we had, as you know, been cooling our heels in southern Mexico just waiting for our moment. 1,325 more words

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The Chicken Bus Experience

A chicken bus is an old retired US School bus used in Central America for public transportation.  It is often painted with many vibrant colors and religious emblems. 683 more words


Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Our trip from Colombia to Ecuador, despite being pretty well planned, was the bastard child of the devil himself. I don’t blame James for counting down the amount of buses he has to catch before he will be travelling around Oceania purely by plane; although I don’t mind assuming the vegetative-zombie state that you can’t help but adopt when you’re ‘bussing it’ as much as he does. 610 more words


Travel Tips: The Guatemala Visa Run

Tourists travelling in Central America are granted a 90 day visa that is valid for Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua combined. If you end up spending almost all of those 90 days in Guatemala, like we did, and need to get a new visa before travelling onwards, one way to do it is to cross over the border to Mexico. 793 more words

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...San Pedro, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala (part three)

After climbing Indian’s Nose we had one more hiking route that we wanted to try before leaving San Pedro. The trail starts in Santa Cruz and winds along the lakeside and over the hills to San Marcos, passing through the much smaller towns of Jaibalito and Tzununa on the way. 702 more words

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How to plan your Central America Surf Trip?

In 21 Days from Managua to San Jose by only public transport. You would say tough, I now say doable. But I could not have done it alone, without my colleague and travel companion Ignacio it would have never been possible. 1,069 more words

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El Salvador- a crazy puddle of boiling mud.

El Salvador. The smallest country in Central America (I didn’t actually googled it so don’t fact check me). It’s about half the size of my country so it means it’s really miniature (again, no fact checking) and like most of my other lovely fairy tales it begins with “I didn’t really plan to go there” 1,558 more words