• The chicken drop, San Pedro, Belize

    The Chicken Drop, San Pedro

    The chicken what? The stage was set. A giant grid with 100 numbered squares was set up on the beach. The bingo tickets had been sold. Now, everyone was waiting for the two-legged star of…

    19th December 2016
  • travel packlist, bag contents, backpacker

    What’s in the bag? Sarah’s travel packlist

    Travel packlists… where to begin? The travel packlist. A bone of much contention for travellers and the focus of much careful thought and planning for budding backpackers everywhere. Before leaving home, we searched through…

    8th December 2016
  • day of the dead, Merida, Mexico, catrina, makeup

    Day of the Dead, Merida

    Day of the Dead in Merida Once a year in Merida, the streets come alive with the dead. With painted faces and flickering candles, they process through the town. On El Dia de los Muertos, Mexicans honour…

    10th November 2016
  • Mexico’s Mayan stronghold, San Juan Chamula

    San Juan Chamula: where Mayan and Catholic cultures meet From the outside, this place could be the spiritual centre of any Mexican town. A white church in the colonial style facing a large open plaza…

    9th November 2016