You Better Belize it!

Arrived safely here in Belize. However, when we got from the airport to our accommodation near San Ignacio for the next 3 weeks, we found that all was not as described on AirBnB. The main issue was nowhere to cook. Meeting our budget pretty much means self-catering most of the way and while we can…

Pica-Pica Peril!(Playa Colorado at sunset)

Having had a lovely time on Ometepe Island for Christmas we headed off to the Pacific Coast again. Here we had lots of fun in the big Pacific waves, and being woken in the morning by the Howler Monkeys. However despite it being beautiful in the end we were glad to leave. It all started just after…

Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year (Pina Coladas for Xmas)

Quick pit stop to wish anyone reading some  festive greetings. Admittedly a bit late for Christmas. We spent it on the idyllic island of Ometepe (picture to follow), which was lovely, but we still missed the traditional stuff, mince pies, etc. Hope you all had a good one. Heading back to the Pacific coast again…

Disney mayhem

Disney is absolutely awesome, but after 2 weeks I can’t face another burger or hot dog. Luckily we even found ourselves an abandoned hire car one day. So we used it to drive over to Crystal River and visit some Manatees. Swimming in the cool water with these beautiful animals was a real change to…

Ooops! Wrong Turn!

As a result of a revolting development at Lima Airport we took the wrong turn and ended up on a flight to Orlando rather than Managua, Nicaragua. Luckily the Animal Kingdom Lodge at Disney had some reservations for us and there were some spare park tickets going. The kids are handling this change to the…

The Awesome Foursome Go Mad in the Amazon Rainforest!

Not content with discovering the Lost City of the Incas. The following week the team took on the Amazon Rainforest. The Manu reserve in Peru has around 2000 visitors every year. (Macha Pichu gets that many every day!). In order to achieve this the team endured another marathon minibus journey. Mostly along narrow cliff edge…

The Awesome Foursome and Lost City of the Incas

Having heard that Macha Pichu ( the Lost City of the Incas) may not be far away from our present base of Cusco, our intrepid explorers couldn’t resist going in search of it. The first challenge was a 6 hour endurance drive up through the twisty-turney Travel Sickness pass. We then vanquished the perils of the…

Mi corazon es lo unico que tengo

For 2 of our 4 weeks in Cusco, we have been volunteering at Aldea Yanapay, a social project set up to give children a safe place to go in the afternoons, to do their homework and have some time to play, be loved and be kids. Let me introduce one of the children we met: This…

Wow! What a Ride!

In just 10 amazing days in Chile, We’ve gone for dusting the powder snow of the Andes from our ski boots to wiping the dust of the Atacama desert from our walking shoes! Following a thorough check by Chilean customs that we weren’t smuggling oranges we zipped up to Santiago by bus. For a capital city I thought…

Crossing the Andes

The Awesome Foursome strike again! Not content with conquering the Andes on skis and knocking off the 12km hike to see the unique Arrayanes Trees, which included a total of 23km in the day. Not bad for a 6 and 8 year old! We also finally crossed the Andes into Chile, and are currently chillin’…

Skiing the Andes!

First impressions of Bariloche weren’t too promising. Being on the banks of Lake Nahuel Huapi, it is a picturesque enough setting, but down in the city it has rained pretty much all week. We took the 40 minute bus ride up the mountain to the Cerro Catedral resort, where we discovered a ski resort with…