Tag Archive: Volcano

Volcanoes, Canyons and Lakes, Quilotoa and Cotopaxi

Standing on the edge of an aqua-coloured crater lake or a freezing glacier sheet can make the heart skip a beat – especially if you have just hiked up a mountain to 5000m.… Continue reading

Galàpagos on a Budget

  Swimming off the beach with turtles and sea lion pups, hanging out with 100 year old land tortoises or dodging penguin missiles shooting through the water; the Galàpagos is a wild aquarium… Continue reading

Censorship of the white Grim Reaper, Cotopaxi

I stand on a rooftop in Latacunga, Ecuador, this morning watching as dark smoke billows from the summit of Cotopaxi, a great cloud of ash extends west over the town of Santa Rita… Continue reading

Tarzan meets sloth in Monteverde, Costa Rica

Set high in the hills in central Costa Rica, up an unsealed road, is nature’s paradise, Monteverde and Santa Elena. Surrounded by lush green forest, these two national parks have stunning old growth… Continue reading

Water and Lava Colour Granada

Granada Granada is the most beautiful colonial city in Central America, surpassing Antigua. Beautiful large doors and stunning courtyards seem to dress every building including hostels and restaurants. Wander the streets and visit… Continue reading

Guatemala Top 10

1. Hike Acatenango to get up close to Volcano Fuego’s lava eruptions 2. Visit the caves and swim in the stunning waters of Semuc Champey 3. Listen to the phenomenal sounds of the Howler… Continue reading

On the edge of fire: Fuego and Acatenango Volcanoes, Guatemala

Trekking doesn’t come much more memorable than this. Fuego’s lava eruptions had been providing a fireworks display visible from Antigua for three weeks and culminated in its largest eruption in three years. Meanwhile,… Continue reading

Fuego Erupts Near Antigua

Reporting for ABC News, I spoke to some of the hikers that were forced off the mountain when Volcan Fuego had its largest eruption in three years and rained ash on Antigua. Read the… Continue reading

Antigua, Guatemala

The UNESCO listed city of Antigua is a sunning colonial town offering great connections to all of Guatemala’s attractions. It has great food and is an awesome base for studying Spanish or hiking… Continue reading

Xela and Tajumulco, Guatemala

Set in a valley surrounded by mountains, and dormant and active volcanos, Guatemala’s second largest city is a great base for learning Spanish, volunteering, relaxing in natural hot springs or hiking volcanoes. I made… Continue reading