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Zip-lining Honduras

Canopy Xtremo, La Campa, Honduras We’d read about these guys in the LP and on TripAdvisor and in spite of it being seemingly impossible to find any information on, we were not deterred. This is Honduras after all, organisational skills are not a high priority… As organised as a gypsy’s yard sale… but fun and was Read more about Zip-lining Honduras[…]

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An Unwanted Egyptian Souvenir

Last year I was lucky enough to go to Egypt. I was also unlucky enough to bring back with me a souvenir that I never really wanted and has definitely outstayed its welcome. Ten days into our two week trip I was struck down with something. What started with a bit of a dodgy feeling Read more about An Unwanted Egyptian Souvenir[…]

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The Funky Dodo Hostel – Hopkins, Belize

Best hostel in Hopkins. Only hostel in Hopkins… It came with such promise, yet delivered so very little. At the time of writing, this is the only hostel in the seaside town of Hopkins, Belize. The hostel is a ramshackle of cabins with dorms and private rooms with one large shared bathroom area. We stayed Read more about The Funky Dodo Hostel – Hopkins, Belize[…]

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The Yak Hostel – Playa Del Carmen

Yakity Yak, I’d go Back There’s a lot of options for Hostels in Playa Del Carmen. We chose the Yak Hostel for our brief overnight interlude before heading to Cozumel. The Yak cool, social hostel only two blocks from the main drag. The place is split into two buildings – one where the dorms and communal Read more about The Yak Hostel – Playa Del Carmen[…]

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Valladolid – Chicken Ibiza and other ruins

We arrived in Valladoild from Tulum and we checked into the world’s best budget hotel – La Aurora Colonial. Seriously, this place was awesome. Air conditioning, swimming pool, roof terrace and a great location only a few blocks from the main square. A few of the skanky hostels I’ve stayed in could learn a bit Read more about Valladolid – Chicken Ibiza and other ruins[…]

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Tulum, Part 1 – Seaweed, hippies and Mexico’s most over rated ruins

After much hesitation and the fact our hotel was booked up, we decided to leave Cozumel and head for Tulum. As luck had it there was a bus leaving as we arrived at the bus station so we weren’t sitting around in the heat. Driving into Tulum the scene that greeted us on the wide Read more about Tulum, Part 1 – Seaweed, hippies and Mexico’s most over rated ruins[…]

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Moving South down the Yucutan – Playa del Carmen

From Isla Mujeres we headed to Playa del carmen. ADO buses run frequently from cancun to Playa del carmen. And as always it’s it’s a comfortable ride. Hot tip, bring a jumper (or 2) they love to blast the air con until it’s Arctic. We learnt a valuable lesson when we arrived in playa del Read more about Moving South down the Yucutan – Playa del Carmen[…]

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Diving Isla Mujeres with Mexico Divers

We were instantly welcomed when we walked into Mexico divers. resident dive master Lalo is one of the most enthusiastic divers I’ve ever met. He’ll make even the most jaded person excited about diving, or just life in general. Like a little kid on Christmas he was showing us clips of all the cool things they’d sen diving Read more about Diving Isla Mujeres with Mexico Divers[…]

Sleep in Caye Caulker

China Town We arrived in caye caulker without a reservation until the next day and this was one of tge only places with a room in a moderate price range.  A double room was $48USD + 9% tax. For that we got a decent sized room with a big bed, fridge, private bathroom and air conditioning (thought Read more about Sleep in Caye Caulker[…]