Rio Dulce, Guatemala

Once again, we spent our time right on the water. Although our hotel was on the mainland, it took a short boat ride to get us there. This was one of the nicest places we have stayed at, and i could quite easily have spent my time relaxing and swimming at the hotel. We looked […]

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Paraiso waterfall, Guatemala

Today we decided against public transport and hired a small private bus. We had a seven hour journey to Rio Dulce, Guatemala. To break up the day we made a slight detour to a waterfall called Paraiso. Along the way we were bombarded with advertising for the upcoming election. Guatemala, like most third world countries, […]

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Tikal, Guatemala

After a hassle free stop at the border, we arrived in Guatemala. Our first port of call was the very historical and UNESCO protected area called Tikal. Since i had learnt quite a bit about the Mayan culture i was looking forward to exploring these ruins. We did a guided tour as a group and […]

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Caye Caulker, Belize

Caye Caulker is a beautiful, remote island just off mainland Belize. Besides the world class snorkeling and diving, the most popular activity here is sitting back with a rum punch and watching the sun go down. And that’s mostly what i did! I was feeling a bit of a cold coming on so unfortunately didn’t […]

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Tulum, Mexico

The group is 16 people strong and we will be getting to know each other extremely well over the next 30 days or so. Surprise, surprise half of us are Aussies, the other half British! There is a mixture of ages, but everyone seems really nice! Our guide is called Juan Carlos and he is […]

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Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

This place has everything a tourist wants, except it comes at a price. I would compare the feel of Playa to Noosa, in Queensland. The front two blocks are hustling and bustling with restaurants and hotels. There are locals peddling their wares to the tourists and on every corner you get asked whether you would […]

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Cancun, Mexico

After arriving in Miami, my flight to Cancun was the very next day from Fort Lauderdale (about an hour north of Miami). Due to no internet on the cruise and a lack of orgnization on my part, i ended up checking into what i would describe as an extremely dodgy hostel. I got to the […]

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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Besides being a well known tax free haven (there are over 500 banks here) there is plenty to see and do at the Cayman Islands. The most populated is the Grand Cayman, famed for its “Seven Mile Beach”  – its only about 5.5 miles in reality, go figure. There is also Little Cayman and a […]

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Roatan Island, Honduras

I had previously heard so much about Roatan, and i have to say it did not disappoint! Its a beautiful island just off the northern mainland of Honduras. The island itself is extremely lush and tropical, with beaches and reefs on the shoreline. We only spent one day here, though i will be back in […]

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Goffs Caye, Belize

If i were to get shipwrecked and washed up ashore… this is where i would want to land. It is about an acre in size, has beautiful white sandy beaches, palm trees, it’s surrounded by a reef, and includes a resident Belizian man serving rum punch 🙂

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Cozumel, Mexico

Our first day trip off the boat, and we docked right on the beautiful island of Cozumel, Mexico. After much deliberation we decided to do a bit of everything so went to a place called Chankanaab. A short $12 taxi and we had the option to swim with dolphins, check out some Mayan ruins, or […]

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Miami!!!

Melbourne, Sydney, 9 hours at LA airport and finally I arrive in Miami! A place where they speak to you in Spanish first, then realise you speak English later. There is a huge Hispanic influence here with a large presence of Cubans and Mexicans. Of course with this, brings their culture.. I would compare it […]

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