Eating my way around Central America – street food for vegetarians

So I’m sitting here, twiddling my thumbs at Mexico City airport waiting for my connection to Heathrow. Hmm, what to do to pass the time? But wait, I’m an actual blogger now, so obviously I’ll write a blog post of course! I was thinking about what I’m going to miss about Central America and the…… Continue reading Eating my way around Central America – street food for vegetarians

A volcano hike, a food festival and 5 days of falling off a surfboard – my last week in El Salvador

It’s quite hard to write this knowing I’ll be on a plane back to Britain tomorrow. I’m not sure I’m ready for such mundane things as sorting out my car insurance and updating my CV! I’d always planned to have the final week of my trip at El Salvador’s famous surf beach El Tunco, but…… Continue reading A volcano hike, a food festival and 5 days of falling off a surfboard – my last week in El Salvador

Dreaming of Central America? Follow my eager backpacking footprints from El Salvador to Mexico

Today I’m just over halfway through my three month backpacking trip through Central America, so I thought I’d do a round up of my trip so far, from El Salvador to Mexico via Honduras and Guatemala. San Salvador – two nights El Salvador was my starting point purely because it was the cheapest flight to…… Continue reading Dreaming of Central America? Follow my eager backpacking footprints from El Salvador to Mexico

Cobbled streets, hot springs and a sacred black Jesus – Honduras to Guatemala via Agua Caliente border crossing

Lonely Planet describes Gracias as a ‘jewel’ and for once I agree. Although potentially I’m the only one that does, as I didn’t see any other Westerners during my three days in and around the hilltop town. It’s right in the heart of a coffee region and being harvest season, it was wonderful to see…… Continue reading Cobbled streets, hot springs and a sacred black Jesus – Honduras to Guatemala via Agua Caliente border crossing

Feeling like a local in San Miguel, El Salvador after two great weeks volunteering

Well, 2 weeks have flown past here at the Europa Guesthouse in San Miguel, in the south of El Salvador. As ever, I’ve had a brilliant¬† Workaway¬†placement with two great hosts. Barbara and Mauricio made me very welcome and I’ve enjoyed every day here. It’s a cosy five room place, with just one small backpackers…… Continue reading Feeling like a local in San Miguel, El Salvador after two great weeks volunteering

10 everyday El Salvador sights you can’t help but love

The Pupusa Ah, the beloved national dish. It’s cornmeal dough shaped into a circular patty with your choice of filling. The traditional three are chicarrones¬† (pork rinds), cheese and frijoles (red bean paste) or ask for revueltos meaning all three. They’re served with vegetables in vinegar (help yourself from a massive plastic jar on the…… Continue reading 10 everyday El Salvador sights you can’t help but love

A perfect introduction to Central America, with my very own personalised walking tour of San Salvador

One of the first first pages that came up when I googled San Salvador was EC Walking Tours and I decided straight away that I wanted to do it. I’ve only ever done one walking tour (Prague 2016) but I loved it and was excited to do another one. Just to clarify, I’m a fan…… Continue reading A perfect introduction to Central America, with my very own personalised walking tour of San Salvador