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Volcano Boarding Near Leon, Nicaragua

A single line of hikers trudged up the blackened earth in front of me. The ground shifted beneath me and suddenly I found myself three foot further down the volcano, Cerro Negro, than I had been before. The rocks and ash were burning to the touch. Maybe at the next break there might be some reprieve, I thought, maybe at the next stop there will be some shade.

Cerro Negro volcano boarding leon nicaragua

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Why Leon Is My Favourite City We Visited This Summer

There were people everywhere. Children playing with light up toys in the street, food vendors busy grilling in the square and lovers holding hands whilst they jumped over the huge hole left from the roadworks.

It was the first place we visited that was as bustling during the night time as it was during the day.

Main square Leon Nicaragua at night

Arriving in the dark, it filled my heart to see the main square in front of the cathedral was humming with activity. Despite a 3am start, a days drive across Honduras and a long, sweaty wait at the border, I was itching to get out there and join them. Continue reading


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Collecting McDonald’s? Or in my case, Via Via cafes.

You probably know someone don’t you? Or maybe you are that person.

There are quite a few people who like to visit a McDonald’s in every place that they go to.

I get it. There’s the familiarity of knowing what to expect when everything around you is different. There’s also the excitement of seeing what is different about them – what different food do they sell? The genius that is McDelivery in Thailand. The Double Big Mac. The novelty of being able to buy alcohol in one. Or just being able to say that you’ve been to a McDonald’s in 20 different countries. Yeah, I get it.

But I don’t do it. In fact, I didn’t think I did anything similar to that at all until I realised this summer, that quite by accident, I’ve been collecting Via Via cafes. 

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