Category: Central America

I first heard about Nicaragua‘s Concepcion volcano while doing the Tongariro Crossing hike in New Zealand (after a ski season in Queenstown), about how this active volcano along with its smaller near-neighbour Volcan Maderas forms a beautiful figure-of-8 shaped island …

Volcan Concepcion Hike, Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua Read More »

I only did one dive in Mexico – my budget was really tight and most of what I had available for diving while backpacking through Central America was earmarked for finishing my Advanced Open Water when we reached Utila in …

Cenote Cavern Diving, Mexico Read More »

Utila is one of the Bay Islands off the northern coast of Honduras, and is often referred to as the Ko Tao of Central America – that is, the place where all the backpackers go to party and learn to …

Utila, Honduras Read More »

It may well only be because I grew up in the 1980s and therefore have nostalgia for that time, but it seems to me that the 80s were something of a golden decade for kid’s cartoons – Transformers, Ninja Turtles, and …

Following the Path of the Setting Sun that Leads to El Dorado and… The Mysterious Cities of Gold! (Central American travel for 80s cartoon geeks) Read More »