Top 7 things to do in Semuc Champey & Lanquin, Guatemala

Top 7 things to do in Semuc Champey & Lanquin, Guatemala

Semuc Champey is a must if you’re visiting Guatemala, but I’m not going to lie to you, getting there is a bitch! Especially when cooped up in a small mini bus designed for 17 people but they cram another few seats in the isle for good measure, you know, just to make sure you are really comfortable! The roads are rough in Guatemala, and Semuc Champey is hidden away in the rainforest, so most people decide to stay in the…

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A quick guide to Flores, Guatemala

A quick guide to Flores, Guatemala

Planning a trip to Flores? Check out my quick guide on things to do and see on this beautiful island of Flores. If you are crossing the border from Belize, you will need to pay an exit fee of $40BZ, luckily Guatemala doesn’t charge you to enter the country and the border crossing is relatively easy, if not a little disorganised. You will need to walk across the border and then try to find your coach. Once across the border…

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Backpacking in Belize on a budget

Backpacking in Belize on a budget

When researching Belize, you will find that it’s a very expensive country to travel in terms of the other countries in Central America. Here’s how I spent 4 days in Belize, travelling to the islands of San Pedro and Caye Caulker. Belize is the only country in Central America whose first language is English. They are also part of the commonwealth and have the queen on their bank notes. The laid back Caribbean vibe on the islands of Belize means…

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A guide to Southern Mexico

A guide to Southern Mexico

If you are planning a trip to the Yucatan, here is a guide to the best resorts in Southern Mexico. Flying into Cancun in Mexico is relatively cheap, as most destinations in the world fly here – in my opinion, it’s better to get out of Cancun as quickly as you can! Don’t get me wrong, if you have plenty of money and can afford to stay in the “Hotel Zone” then maybe you will enjoy it, but for a…

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How to prepare for a round the world trip

How to prepare for a round the world trip

If I had a pound for the amount of people who told me “they wish they could leave everything behind and travel the world,” I would be quite rich! It seems everybody dreams of exploring different countries and cultures, but not everybody has the guts to do it. I am going to tell you how me and my boyfriend managed to save enough for a year of travelling in 6 months. I have previously been on two, 3 month backpacking…

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Top 5 islands to visit in Thailand

Top 5 islands to visit in Thailand

Thailand is renowned for its beautiful beaches and is one of the reason travellers keep going back for more. Koh Lipe   Koh Lipe is the definition of wanderlust, well to me anyway. Famous for its turquoise sea and white sandy beaches, It’s easy to fall in love with this quirky island. Koh Lipe is located close to the Malaysian border in the South Andaman sea. You almost feel like you’re on the set of The Beach, with wooden huts,…

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Popular travel routes in South East Asia

Popular travel routes in South East Asia

You’ve decided to spend a few months travelling in South East Asia and you want to fit in as much as possible…. Here is how I spent 3 months travelling Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Malaysia. Northern Thailand I flew into Bangkok with Emirates and was lucky enough to be upgraded to business class on the 2nd leg from Dubai to Bangkok. It was honestly the best way to start my first ever 3 month backpacking trip and I felt…

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How to explore Singapore on a budget

How to explore Singapore on a budget

The first thing that struck me about Singapore was how expensive it is. After travelling for 2 months and with 5 weeks to go, funds were running low. Here’s how  I spent 6 nights in Singapore on a budget. My first piece of advice would be to book your accommodation before you arrive – I thought it would be easy to find somewhere to stay but I didn’t even make it past passport control! I was sent back into the…

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A backpackers guide to the Philippines

A backpackers guide to the Philippines

Even though the Philippines had always been on my bucket list, I really wish I had done some more research when I travelled there! In my mind it was going to be like all the other South East Asian countries I had travelled to but I was wrong! I always knew the country is made up of 7,000 islands, it didn’t cross my mind that to get around you need to fly which obviously can be expensive. There is the…

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