The 5 types of backpacker you meet in every hostel

Remember that feeling of setting foot into a new hostel for the very first time? Arriving from your previous makeshift home, backpack feeling increasingly heavy, walking through those doors and getting yourself checked in. You wobble up to the counter at reception, have a quick look around and make a very quick assessment of your new surroundings, including... Continue Reading →

Antigua: city guide

Before you ask, I'm not talking about the small and possibly more well known Caribbean island adjacent to Barbuda & Monserrat - but the colonial city which resides in one of the more intriguing countries i've visited; Guatemala. Nestled across the border from Mexico, 'Guate' as it's lovingly referred to by those in the know is... Continue Reading →

The End of the World

As we know it, or don’t perhaps. Named because of the multiple fires that local tribes lit on seeing approaching ships, 'Tierra Del Fuego' (or, Land of Fire) is an intriguing region steeped in history. Once home to a prison at the end of the world for Argentinian convicts, who then settled the town of... Continue Reading →

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