Follow in my footsteps – photos of my feet around the world

Many years ago I read a great travel article about a London photographer, Tom Robinson, who documented his travels by taking pictures of his feet in weird and wonderful places. His feet are eventually joined by his new girlfriend’s feet and later by their daughter’s feet. My friend Paula, who has joined me on several…… Continue reading Follow in my footsteps – photos of my feet around the world

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

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

10 everyday Guatemala sights you can’t help but love

Here we go with the latest edition of my popular series (!) 10 Everyday Sights. Don’t forget to check out El Salvador and Honduras, for my fascinating insights (or not) into Central American countries. Colourful Cemeteries For some reason cemeteries are often way more colourful than houses here. Tomb stones range from deluxe multi occupancy…… Continue reading 10 everyday Guatemala sights you can’t help but love

Wild swimming, hobbit houses and some great company – volunteering in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Volunteer while backpacking in Guatemala So here it is, a writeup of the second volunteering experience with Workaway of my trip. Workaway is a fabulous way to combine backpacking with volunteering with local families. Have a look at their webpage here. After my great start in El Salvador, volunteering for two weeks at a small…… Continue reading Wild swimming, hobbit houses and some great company – volunteering in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Weird and wonderful things I saw rambling around Guatemala City

Big, dirty and dangerous was Lonely Planets description of Guatemala City. Then, whilst researching how to get to the centre from the North bus station, I found this warning on good old Wikipedia. I spent two days exploring the city before heading out to Lago de Atitlan, a volcano ringed lake, where I was expected…… Continue reading Weird and wonderful things I saw rambling around Guatemala City