Category Archives: In The Country

Sarapiqui with kids? Here’s what to do!

Sarapiqui sits in Costa Rica’s north-east. It is part of the Heredia province and borders Nicaragua. It is always steaming humid and there’s quite a bit of rain too. The area is named for its major waterway, the Sarapiquí River and during the rainy season it becomes known for its white water rafting. However it still…

How to hike Acetenango Volcano with kids

This post is dedicated to our wonderful friend, Mr H, who sadly and far too early passed away whilst I was hiking Acetenango. All through the night Fuego erupted, shooting out masses of beautiful glowing embers high into the night sky, and I’d like to think that the universe was celebrating his life. To Mr H,…

Facts about Guatemala that might surprise you!

I went to Guatemala hoping that the negative government warnings and bad press were nothing more than sensationalised BS. Everything official I read talked about tourist attacks, gun point hijackings, ransommed kidnappings and worse. Something inside me just knew that it couldn’t be that bad so we decided to take a risk and go. After…

The strange shapes of the Ciucas mountains

Autumn was fast approaching, Brasov had its first sprinkling of snow, the trees were turning from lush green to that orangey-browny colour, it was bloody freezing and I still had the Ciucas mountains and the bears to visit before we left Romania in search of the Bulgarian coast. And yes, this was seven months ago…….

2017! Cor Blimey what a year!

We decided to have a recap on what we’d done last year and….well, what a year 2017 was for us!! Note: I actually wrote this in December 2017 but forgot to hit publish. In 2016 we had spent six months being location independent in France and two months in England, so 2017 was our first…