The latest on my festivals around the world
In the UK, the words ‘music’ and ‘festival’ tend to conjure very specific notions of skidding around in the mud, sagging tents and overprice...
Like many festivals Day of the Dead is prepared for and carried out following the traditions that have lasted through the years. Mexico's hi...
Right now I'm sat in a coffee shop by the Santa Domingo Church in the centre of what were huge Day of the Dead celebrations last night, and ...
What mad cat escapades have I been getting up to?
October 5 to December 12, 2014 Overall, I had an amazing trip. Here's a final round up of the highs, lows, people and fauxs that I came across on my trip. It wasn't all beautiful beaches, stunning scenery and stuffing my face with lobster, I'll tell you now... Best moments My 30th birthday in San Pancho Learning to surf in San Pancho Going to Lak[...]
You can definitely see a lot of Belize in two weeks. I was in the country for 20 days, but if you've only got two weeks off work Belize is the perfect size for you to make a good effort at seeing everything the island has to offer. Two weeks in Belize is also a much better idea for your budget than three... You’ll see the same things to do in Belize adver[...]
A good friend had recommended I try out Frenchie's Diving School for my PADI Open Water scuba dive course in Belize before I’d even got there. After asking around at three other dive shops in Caye Caulker, just to check, Frenchie's ended up cheapest by around £100. That, combined with the recommendation, sealed the deal. I was going to do my PADI Open Water [...]
With all the scuba diving and snorkelling I’ve done this week in Belize I feel like I’m an extra on Finding Nemo. If you ever go to the island of Caye Caulker you absolutely have to go to the Caye Caulker Marine Reserve. It was one of the coolest things I've done. Take a tour with E Z Boys – there are loads of tour operators on the island, but this came r[...]
Advice from someone who's been there, spent that
Belize is an expensive country to travel to, there’s no getting away from it, unless you stay west and don’t do anything that is. After I re...
Girl's gotta eat, everything, please
Forget the fresh lobster and morning catch fish, the most popular thing to have for breakfast in Belize is fry jacks. I'd never heard of the...
Some photos I took and I like
I was wandering along looking at the photos of the Hardy Eagle I’d just taken on my phone when I sensed it was time to look up. As I did I w...