On the road again! Sun, fun and diving in Bali…

After a lovely couple of months catching up with friends and family back in Perth, I hit the travel path again for a short jaunt to Bali in Indonesia. I had always somehow avoided joining the plague of Western Australians who flock to Bali each year, but the lure of cheap flights, accommodation and diving…

Underwater adventures on Little Corn

I’ve always been somewhat of a water baby and have wanted to try scuba diving for a long time. The time and expense involved in doing it in Australia meant that I kept delaying… But the beautiful tropical waters around Little Corn and the cheapness of Central America presented the perfect opportunity to learn!

Caribbean escape: the Corn Islands

Ten days of sun, white sand beaches, beautiful blue water, fresh coconuts, lobster, cocktails, snorkelling, scuba diving and a very chilled vibe…. ahhhh, bliss!

León laziness

León was where Clinton’s and my travel stories diverged. Having agreed to take a few days apart, Clinton departed for the highlands around Esteli while I remained in León and shifted from Tortuga Booluda (Lazy Turtle) to Lazybones hostel. Sense a theme here?

From one turtle to another! El Salvador to Nicaragua by boat

This was our most fun border crossing to date, complete with island-hopping, birdwatching, swimming and rocking up to the Nicaraguan immigration office in bathers/boardies. It wasn’t the cheapest option, but it was definitely a unique way to travel and we made it safely from one turtle hostel to another: Tortuga Verde (the Green Turtle) near…

Kicking back in El Tunco

(Days 63 to 66) We spent four days doing not much at all on the beach of El Tunco, on the Costa del Balsamo, and it was wonderful!

Cuba – out of the big smoke!

(Days 17 to 19 – Trinidad) From Havana, we caught the Viazul bus through to Trinidad. We were advised that the bus left at 8.15am and to be at the station an hour beforehand to purchase tickets. We had a very confusing interchange at the Viazul office, in which it seemed that the bus actually left…