Tors Travel Tips – tissues, snacks and staying safe as a solo traveller

I recently read a travel article about a solo city break in Vienna. I was quite surprised that the writer thought it a big deal to have a weekend away alone. Of course I travel alone every year for a few months and have done for over fifteen years now, so I’m well used to…… Continue reading Tors Travel Tips – tissues, snacks and staying safe as a solo traveller

10 everyday Belize sights you can’t help but love

Belize is my last new country on this trip,  so this is my final ‘everyday sights’ for a while. But, check out what makes El Salvador a little bit different to Honduras and what differentiates Guatemala from Mexico. Belikin The beer of Belize fills every fridge in every supermarket and graces most store and restaurant…… Continue reading 10 everyday Belize sights you can’t help but love

Dos and Don’ts of backpacking Belize

  Okay, so I’m only eight days into my Belize trip so I’m no expert, but here’s what I’ve learnt so far about this fascinating country… Don’t expect everyone’s first language to be English Although the official language is English, Belize is a wonderful mix of distinct cultures. On the bus there’ll be a conversation…… Continue reading Dos and Don’ts of backpacking Belize

San Cristobal to Chetumal – ten fantastic days backpacking Mexico

Being a shameless new country bagger, I decided to cross into Mexico from Guatemala, travel west to east through Chiapas and Yucatan states, then start my Belize adventure. The border crossing was dead easy from Huehuetenango in Guatemala – a chicken bus to the border, a shared taxi between immigration posts, a shuttle bus to…… Continue reading San Cristobal to Chetumal – ten fantastic days backpacking Mexico

10 everyday sights in Mexico you have to love

  Ah, Mexico. Although I only spent 10 days here backpacking from San Cristobal to Chetumal, I feel like I know it well! I definitely want to return one day and see a lot more of the country (and eat a lot more street food). As with my previous posts for El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala…… Continue reading 10 everyday sights in Mexico you have to love

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

10 everyday Honduras sights you can’t help but love

I enjoyed compiling 10 Everyday El Salvador Sights so much, here’s another one for Honduras. Enjoy! Coffee Beans drying on every available surface Honduras is Central America’s largest coffee producer, with 70% of coffee farmers farming on just two hectares of land. This means that in coffee harvesting time (November to February) coffee beans are…… Continue reading 10 everyday Honduras sights you can’t help but love

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