A beautiful town for the educated: Contemplating in Oxford, England

I’ve been to Oxford twice. The first time was probably in the summer of 2011. I took a 30 pound or so bus from London to Oxford. I was impressed by the old churches and old architecture in the crooked streets of Oxford as soon as I stepped off the bus. I wandered around to … Continue reading A beautiful town for the educated: Contemplating in Oxford, England

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Exploring La Gomera & Alto de Garajonay, Canary Islands

Back in August 2014, I packed my bags for my final semester abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland. I arrived a month early; I planned to see England (second time there), visit some friends (that I made when I traveled Belize earlier in January of 2014), and meet new people in England through couch surfing. I made … Continue reading Exploring La Gomera & Alto de Garajonay, Canary Islands

Festival La Chatona in Peten, Guatemala

La Chatona in Peten, Guatemala After the exciting adventure of exploring the hidden ruins in Tikal, we had a chill day exploring the tiny island of Flores, a small village located in the middle of a lake in Peten. Alex and I were quite eager than the rest of the group to go out and … Continue reading Festival La Chatona in Peten, Guatemala

Tripping through Tikal

Alex, Sarah and I knew we couldn’t miss a trip to the infamous Tikal during our stay in Guatemala. Jack and Java were put off by the admission price, ($20 USD) since they had a tight budget to stick to for their 7 months of travel, so they stayed and chilled in the hostel with … Continue reading Tripping through Tikal

En Route to Guatemala

Several days went by in little San Ignacio. My original plan to spend 2 weeks exploring Belize was confronted with a decision. I like to really get to know a country, two weeks in tiny Belize was supposed to do this, but I had met such a great group of people—I would have to leave … Continue reading En Route to Guatemala

Druggie Monkeys and Waterfalls in San Ignacio

Several posts ago I mentioned the hospitality offered by a lovely Belizean women, but after two nights in San Ignacio the only hostel in town had availability again, so we booked for four. The hostel manager was having an argument with one of her workers. I can’t remember what it was about, but the workers … Continue reading Druggie Monkeys and Waterfalls in San Ignacio

Belizean Hospitality

“It is getting dark and starting to rain! All the hotels will be full by now. You guys shouldn’t be on the street at night!” warned an old lady who had been watching us from above for the past 10 minutes, as we stood in a circle, looking around at each other asking the same … Continue reading Belizean Hospitality