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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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Loving Life on Roatan – Once I’d Stomached the Ride There

I think by now we’ve all realised that my posts about Honduras are going to be full of superlatives. There were the Best Tacos Ever and the Best Mango Chutney ever, well, now I present to you: The Worst Ferry Ride Ever.

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Unusual Things I Do Miss About Travelling

Okay, so I have a confession. When I wrote 10 Things I Definitely Don’t Miss About Travelling to make myself feel better and get over the travel blues, I actually managed to think of lots of things I do miss. There were plenty of instances where something I thought would niggle at me was in fact an enjoyable part of my trip. So I made a note of all these little things and here they are, the unusual things I miss from my trip to Central America. Continue reading

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Copán: Day Two

On our second day in Copán we were up early to hit the Archaeological Site before the heat hit us. It’s a short walk down from the town to the ruins, so don’t worry about taking a taxi – unlike Copán, the road is flat and you can’t miss the ruins, just walk straight.

According to Lonely Planet, the city that was at Copán was so culturally developed that it’s often referred to as “The Paris of the Maya World”. It’s clear to see from the amount of hieroglyphics, sculptures and carvings around the site that something special was going on here. Whilst these aren’t the huge, intimidating structures that there are at Tikal, Guatemala, parts of the ruins, like the hieroglyphic stairway, are fascinating. You can even see paint left on some of the stelae although, what I did find confusing was the amount of reproductions, you often didn’t know whether what you were looking at was original or not.

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