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The new frontier of Nicaraguan tourism

“Deh are naa boats tomorrow; it bruk down,” said one of the Big Corn Island locals. “But surely there’s another boat to replace it,” I replied stupidly. “We really need to get to the mainland.” “Naaa, tomorrow is Ma’der’s Day. Dey won’ be … Continue reading

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Inside a Nicaraguan cigar factory

The term ‘cigar factory’ conjures up an image of concrete floors, high ceilings, and lots of machinery. The reality couldn’t be further from the truth. I visited Mombacho Cigar factory in Granada, Nicaragua. It’s disguised as a house and, upon … Continue reading

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Caving in Semuc Champey

I peered inside the tiny shuttle bus I was going to spend the next six hours on and groaned inwardly. There was less than a 30cm gap between the seats. After playing a bit of Tetris with my legs and … Continue reading

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Losing yourself in the Mexican rainforest

I’m sitting on a balcony watching a small stream trickle through the lush greenery of the Mexican rainforest, while wildlife rustles around on its banks and in the treetops. The air is thick with the sounds of birds singing and, … Continue reading

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The Mexican bus trip that refused to end

It was around 2am when I was woken by two men speaking angrily in Spanish…Well they could have been exchanging pleasantries, but when you don’t speak much Spanish it is hard to tell the difference. I parted the curtain to … Continue reading

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Karijini National Park

It’s worth visiting the Pilbara just to see Karijini National Park. People have tried to explain it’s beauty to me before but I never really comprehended how amazing it is until I went there. I spent a weekend out there … Continue reading

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Coral Bay – another north west gem

If you haven’t been to Coral Bay you should definitely try and get there at some point. I went for a week or so with my sister and it was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. There’s … Continue reading

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What happens in Broome ends up on the Internet

After months of begging, pleading, and coercing, I finally managed to get two of my favourite people in the whole world, Emma and Anna, to come and visit me in the Pilbara. Immediately after they arrived I realised two things; … Continue reading

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