The Wonderful Wait: A Train Journey Across Sicily

As someone who tends to gravitate towards European cities for their architecture and history, I rarely find myself truly in the wilderness of a country on this continent. It’s a travel mishap that I’ve recognised and want to address. Although sometimes I do accidentally find myself in the most wonderful of countrysides without even really…

Close Encounters With Australian Wildlife

It sounds a little naive but before I arrived in Australia, I only associated its animals with its vast areas of wilderness. I thought I would have to drive for days into its red centre to walk among Roos or spot wombats crossing the road. I never even entertained the idea of seeing the elusive…

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 Maya World Of Tikal

The borders that encircle the countries we recognise today as Belize, Guatemala and Honduras mean little in the story of the Maya. Tikal: A centre for political and economical power Then: It’s thought that this site, originally named Yax Mutal, was one of the largest cities of the ancient Maya. Construction of Tikal’s temple complexes and…