Costa Rica – top tips

If you're planning to go to Costa Rica, here are some of my top tips to help you make the most of your visit: Climate You might expect Costa Rica to be hot and sunny as it's so close to the equator, but the country's home to lots of microclimates, which means the conditions vary... Continue Reading →

Costa Rica

Lush green rain forests, golden sandy beaches and active, lava-spewing volcanoes are just some of the many diverse landscapes in Costa Rica. The small Central American country, which is nestled between Nicaragua and Panama, and is flanked by the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, is home to some 4.9 million people, as well as an abundance... Continue Reading →

Costa Rica travel guide

My mini-travel guide to Lisbon seemed to go down well, so I thought I'd put together another mini-travel guide – this time to Costa Rica. I recently spent a week travelling around the Central American country and this is my mini-guide to the friendly, wildlife haven that's been voted the happiest place on earth (sorry Disneyland!).... Continue Reading →

Cycling around Hue

First off, I should probably start by saying I hate cycling. I mean I really, really, really hate cycling. The last time I'd been on a bicycle was a disastrous cycling trip around Richmond Park in London five years earlier. So when I was asked if I fancied spending the morning cycling around the countryside near Hue, I hesitatingly... Continue Reading →

Halong Bay – Kayaking to Monkey Island

  "Booooooommmmm!" sounded the ship's horn as I turned around and saw a massive ship hurtling towards us. We, by contrast, were in a little kayak in Halong Bay and up until that point, neither I nor my paddling partner Anna, had realised we were in the path of a giant ship. That handily seemed to be speeding... Continue Reading →

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