Borders are the gallows of our collective national egos... February 1st 2011 There were a couple of options for the border crossing into Guatemala. You could do the standard chicken bus for $5 Belizean, but with 4 of us $25 bz for a taxi to the border was the better choice. In a stroke of luck the taxi driver was very helpful, full of advice about managing the crossing.
Borders in Central America can be simple, and can be tricky. They can also be as expensive as you let ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Guatemala » Petén Region » Flores The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experience... ... read more
Welcome to Coles’ New World - the amazingly imaginative titled account of the Coles’ trip to...the New World. And the Old World. And a bit of Asia.
If, like us, you’ve read any other travel blogs, you’ll know that we’re supposed to “quit our jobs!!!” and “all our friends told us we were crazy!!” and “my mom was crying and saying we’d have our faces sewn onto a soccerball in Mexico..”
Well, not for Aussies. Not uncommon, actually (although we’re not doing the year in the UK thing). Klaire’s a lawyer, so will get a new job no dramas (probably her old one back), I... full info