Coffee Boom Capital: A Walking Tour Around San Salvador

“Blocks of multicoloured light pierced every curve of the stunning church. A complete contrast to its brutalist exterior and a timely reminder never to judge a book by its cover.” 

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Hiking The Seven Waterfalls of Juayúa, El Salvador

It was already warm as I followed our guide, Douglas through Juayua’s cobbled streets to the path where the hike began. A few local street dogs bounced alongside us, ever hopeful of pats or even better, food. 

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The People Of Central America: Joel

Born in the town of Salama, southern Guatemala, Joel is now a local of Poptún. Against adversity, Joel has made a success of his local tuk-tuk business that ferries visitors around the locality. 

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Now For The Ugly: The Top Five Things I Dislike About Travel

I’ve let you all down. When I started this blog I made a promise that I would write about the good, the bad and the ugly aspects of my adventures. 

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Going Local: A Bus Journey Across Panama From Almirante To David

“After another hour or so, we arrive at what must be the highest pass. I see no signage, only vertical drops on either side of the road that mercifully fall off into thick mist after a few hundred meters”

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My Year In Travel 2017: From The Welsh Riviera To Costa Rica’s Tropical Coast

“Very few travel experiences have made my heart beat as fast as it did in that moment.  With my head torch off, the precipice less than a metre in front of me was invisible.”

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A Little More About Me

Once, when I was younger, I wrote a school essay on free will versus determinism. I won’t bore you with the detail but the basic concept is this: None of us ever make a truly free choice. It proposes the theory that all our life decisions are in fact a result of our experiences thus far.

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Stromboli: Walking The Ridge Of Europe’s Most Active Volcano

“Like a child’s sand castle from which the bucket had been removed too early, earth slopped from the top of the mountain in swathes of dark ash.”

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For The Love Of Lemons: Is There More To Sorrento?

Whenever I tried to write about Sorrento, my head filled with lemons. The symbiotic relationship that the Italian seaside town has with the citrus fruit is my overwhelming memory of four days in the region.

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We Say “When In Rome” But What Does It Really Mean?

“The epiphany was served cold with that final smiley-faced cappuccino. A little teaser of a true connection; A touch of local life during my short visit.”

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