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GUATEMALA KEEPS GIVING.

OR HOW LAKE ATITLAN IS SAVING MY LIFE.

ALERT I’m jumping timewise here but will leave Guatemala tomorrow for Mexico so am a bit topsy turvy. Have many more posts for the earlier days of my voyage here.

First view of the lake.
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BELIZE CAYE CAULKER.

OR ALL THE FISH YOU WANT AND A SEA COW.

ALERT: This blog just shows a fat cow am waiting on some photos for next one to show you the sea cow!

I am writing this on the way back to Flores from Caye Caulker. I am brown and sweaty sitting on the bus nearly at the Guatemala border and have a long journey ahead to reach my final destination of Lake Atitlan and it’s volcanoes.

Conch shells all over displaying hand made jewellery
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Adios PERU, hola COLOMBIA!(again)

Or how I forgot I hate holiday resorts.

ALERT: A review of hotels and places and tips coming. More comprehensive and less garbled so bear with me folks I’m getting on it!

PERU has been a mixed box of chocolates. Favourites that you lust and dribble over, the hard ones that when you finally get into them are delicious, ones you bite into and spit out and ones you half like but only have once the good ones have gone. Then there’s the soft centres that nobody really likes but eat in desperation at the end of Christmas.

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SOLO TRAVELLERS BUS RIDES FROM HELL.

OR IS IT A FALSE ECONOMY TO GET “THE CHICKEN BUS” AND OR CHEAPO TOUR BUS?

No two ways about it. I’m sick and dispirited. And here is why.

ALERT: This post contains material some people might find distressing!!!

FITNESS AND THE MATURE SOLO TRAVELLER

OR GETTING IN TRIM FOR MY TRIP

ALERT: I CANNOT BELIEVE I FORGOT TO POST THIS BEFORE LEAVING! IT ALL GOT A BIT (VERY) HECTIC AND THIS IS SO IMPORTANT! FORGIVE ME I’LL HOPEFULLY SORT MYSELF OUT, I’VE BEEN A VERY BAD OLD BIRD.

It’s no good pretending we are as fit as we used to be, and frankly, if you’re going it alone you must get as fit as you can. You obviously should always follow a sensible health regime but hey, we’re not going to be goody gum drops at our age are we? So to rectify the gobbling of heavy meals and the slurping of too much booze and try to get as fit as possible before leaving. For me it’s swimming and the gym and a slightly more sensible diet and dwinky regime.

NO MORE BEER AND PIES REBECCA!
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SOLO TRAVELLERS GUIDE TO POOEY POOT.

OR HOW NOT TO SCREAM AND CRY AT AN AIRPORT TWO MINUTES BEFORE BOARDING.

ALERT: This is a vital page. As I’ve been traveling in South America I’ve been stung twice now at the gate two minutes before boarding. I’m quick enough to book ongoing flights (screaming ” well give me WiFi so can book an outward journey then.!!!) and still board my flight but it’s wasted me a huge amount of money. The casual wandering is no longer to be.