The True Colours Of El Salvador

I love infographics. Colourful maps of our world that tell us stories through numbers. Data on rainfall, populations, who drinks the most and sometimes even who is happiest, is collected and analysed to create easily digested pictures.  However while theses charts can help to neatly summarise complex histories, demographics and even culture-specific behaviours, they can…

Postcard From: Suchitoto, El Salvador

Tourism is on the up in Suchitoto. Cute cafes serving great coffee line the streets and when evening arrives, there’s a buzz around the main square as Salvadoreans escape the city for a slice of lake life and backpackers tuck into tasty pupusas.  Why go? Suchitoto is pretty. Think multicoloured mountain town with incredible lake…

The Three Lies Of Utila

The only problem with Utila was that I just couldn’t bring myself to leave.  It was a silent dawn on the jetty. The water was stock still, the hammock only rocked slightly and the air hung motionless, waiting to be heated by the rising sun behind me. It was the moment I realised that real…