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There comes the time when I’ve just had enough. Carrying at least one heavy backpack from one bus stop to the next, holding on to my valuables on a public bus, curling up on a super-thin dorm mattress trying to avoid leaving the safe (and clean) environment of my sleeping bag. Fighting for the last tablespoon in the hostel kitchen and ending up slurping 1-minute chicken noodle soup with a …

[ Written by Kathi | 28 Jul 2013 | 3 Comments | ]

Do you like trying out new things just as much as I do? Learning how to surf has always been a dream, so I naturally got super excited about our trip to the world famous surf paradise  Dominical in Costa Rica – a Travelette has been there before, read more here. To get the most out of it we decided to take part in a surf camp. A surf camp? …

[ Written by Kathi | 23 Jun 2013 | 7 Comments | ]

I’d been dreaming of visiting Mexico – the Yucatán Peninsula and its intriguing Maya ruins to be precise – since I was a little kid and couldn’t be happier when I hit the ‘Book’-button on one of those flight search engines in order to confirm my trip in December 2012. After spending a vast amount of my free time in the following months with planning and arranging my journey of …

[ Written by guest | 18 Mar 2013 | 7 Comments | ]

Curaçao, long before popping on my radar as an actual place one could visit, had existed in my consciousness as a sweet blue liquor that we used to mix with orange juice in my teenage years and giggle over drinking green cocktails while listening to “Here comes the hotstepper” or whatever 90s dance track was chic at our local disco at the time. When not too long ago the opportunity …

[ Written by Katja | 28 Dec 2012 | 5 Comments | ]

An island perched on the edge of the Mesoamerican barrier reef (the second largest reef system in the world), encircled by crystalline waters and with an exotic history peppered with pirates, gold and sunken treasure… So far, so very Caribbean. But Utila’s unique selling point in this region where ritz, glitz and cruise ships reign is that it embraces the bare-footed, budget, bohemian crowd – the perfect place to stop …

[ Written by Alex | 6 Nov 2012 | 4 Comments | ]

Parrots, sweets and cobbled streets… Oh, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring some of the most brilliantly preserved Ancient Mayan sculpture to be found anywhere in the world. The picturesque Honduran town of Copán Ruinas, lying nigh on the Guatemalan border, is a breath of crisp, fresh, river valley air. Peeling ourselves off the seats of our non air-con bus from San Pedro, it was impossible not to be …

[ Written by Alex | 1 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]

What makes a destination truly magical? It is a combination of many things: natural beauty, culture, history, climate, locals, and that feeling that you just can’t put a name on. Tepoztlán, a small town south of Mexico City, is all of these things and more. The Mexican government recognized this and, rightfully so, bestowed  upon Tepoztlán  the title of “Pueblo Mágico” or “Magical Village.” The town is surrounded by majestic …

[ Written by guest | 12 Oct 2012 | 5 Comments | ]

Oh, we Travelettes do like to be beside the seaside! So when I booked my flights to Central America, visions of azure skies and lily-white sands sparkled before my eyes and all I could think about was making tracks straight to the Caribbean coast. A little bit of research turned up Tela – the nearest seaside spot to the airport. It looked to be just what the doctor ordered, the …

[ Written by Alex | 3 Oct 2012 | One Comment | ]

“Xochicalco” can be translated from the ancient language of Nahuatl to mean “In the House of Flowers,” and I am so happy I was able to visit it at the end of the rainy season, when flowers were blooming, and the grass was green. There is something very magical about ancient ruins, and that magic is only heightened when they are slightly overrun by the elements. I’ve been lucky enough …

[ Written by guest | 21 Sep 2012 | One Comment | ]

So, the story of The Little Mermaid involved, erm, a little mermaid who found herself on land surrounded by humans and being expected to blend right in with her pretty little feet and seashell bra. Right? Well, although growing a tail and flipping about with the dolphins was probably just a pipedream for many of you, there is a person who has flipped the entire story on its head and …

[ Written by guest | 1 Jun 2012 | One Comment | ]
Central America