Posts by category: 2013

la tortuga verde

la tortuga verde

Thmpp! It’s hard to describe the sound of a perfectly ripe mango falling from a tree into the sand. Thmpp! There it is again. It’s the sound I have been waking up to for the past week here at La Tortuga Verde, a hotel-cum-turtle sanctuary on El Salvador’s Intipuca beach.

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favourite five: nicaragua

favourite five: nicaragua

This series is about my favourite five things to do in any given destination. Some are off the beaten track, some are a bit touristy, some will be difficult to replicate and some are not meant to be taken too seriously. They are what made my trip to that particular place an unforgettable experience, in no particular order.

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of bulls and men

of bulls and men

Dating back as far as the 16th century, jaripeo is a type of rodeo popular throughout Central America. Often held as part of ferias patronales, festivals in honour of a town’s local saint, these fiestas bravas are the social highlight of many small town communities.

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favourite five: little corn island

favourite five: little corn island

This series is about my favourite five things to do in any given destination. Some are off the beaten track, some are a bit touristy, some will be difficult to replicate and some are not meant to be taken too seriously. They are what made my trip to that particular place an unforgettable experience, in no particular order.

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the luxury of having time

the luxury of having time

It’s been about a week since I last wore shoes, looked into a mirror, or checked the time. I don’t even remember exactly which day I got here. All I know is that the moment I got off the panga and set foot onto Little Corn Island, everything slowed down to the delightful pace called ‘island time’.

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cliff jumping

Local matador Eliazar cliff jumping the Montezuma waterfalls in Costa Rica.

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favourite five: costa rica

favourite five: costa rica

This series is about my favourite five things to do in any given destination. Some are off the beaten track, some are a bit touristy, some will be difficult to replicate and some are not meant to be taken too seriously. They are what made my trip to that particular place an unforgettable experience, in no particular order.

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