Bird Watching Along London’s Waterlink Way

On the 59th day of my Lewisham lockdown, Boris Johnson announced that restrictions in England were easing slightly.

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Day 51 to 58: The Subtle Meaning Of Home

How are you all getting on around the world? I found last week hard. A physical and mental slump as week eight of the lockdown dragged on and the UK’s approach to the crisis came under the spotlight in world media.

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Day 45 to 50: Following César Manrique Through Lanzarote

“One of mankind’s greatest flaws is not being clearly aware of what life means. It is such a brief and flimsy thing.”

(CÉSAR MANRIQUE 1978)

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Day 27 to 30: Seven Calm Places For Destination Inspiration

As our lockdown routine solidifies, I imagine that like me, you’re spending more time thinking about possible escapes when this is all over.

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Unexplored Guatemala: Accidentally East

Part One: From Flores south, to Poptún

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The Importance Of Being Neither Corrupt Nor A Thief In Guatemala

I felt uncomfortable that my time in Guatemala, though wonderful, was influenced by a recent rise in robberies and attacks on tourists. Perhaps I ran a fine line between exercising caution and hindering my experience.  

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Why Costa Rica Wasn’t My Favourite Country In Central America

I was desperate to fall for Costa Rica. To feel the admiration for it that others held. To swoon about its nature, its people and its Puravida. However, as time went on I felt a niggling sense of disappointment. 

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What Is The Beaten Track, And Does It Matter If We Ever Get Off It?

When I first started travelling I gave little thought to whether I was following everyone else or not.

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Sustainable Trails: Are Too Many Of Us Hiking Guatemala’s Volcán Acatenango?

“I’ve been coming up here with my father since I was ten.” Lionel told me. “Of course, there was no one else up here then”.

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A Lazy Novice’s Guide To Birding In Central America

From colourful flashes within the canopies to melodic morning songs, birds will be a lasting memory of my time in Central America.

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