Isla Holbox felt like true paradise from the moment I stepped off the ferry. Colourful fishing boats bobbing at the harbour, golf carts trundling along the sandy roads lined with wooden buildings and murals, and powered white sand along the whole shore of the small island. To me, it was perfect.
In the past four and a half years I have been incredibly lucky and travelled to a number of different countries, enjoying so many brilliant experiences. My trips have ranged from a few days to three months and I have never found it difficult to pack my bag and leave home for the next adventure. The only troubles I've had were on my return when it pained me to leave a country I had so desperately fallen in love with. This time felt a little different.
Reefs, ruins, rainforests and rivers: the four features the tiny country of Belize is known for, and are four of the many reasons I chose it as my next destination. Central America has always fascinated me, and Belize has been finding its way to the top of my bucket list for the past few years. Now that flights are booked and plans are roughly sketched out, it's finally becoming a reality.
"What's your favourite country?" "...favourite city?" "...favourite place in the world?" I don't have the answers to these questions, but this post comes pretty close. Here I have listed all of my *current* travel top threes. Ie. my very favourite places on the planet, and why.
Letter 157 In the space of a year, or 40 letters, my plans have completely changed. Plans for work, for living and, most importantly, for travel. It's strangely apt that I wrote letter 117 about my travel plans after university, and letter 137 about how they've changed and how much travel I would be doing … Continue reading My travel plans have COMPLETELY changed.
Letter 127 "Do you ever get homesick when you're away?" "Actually no. I find I just get travel-sick when I'm home." I've had this same conversation with a lot of my friends and family who find it difficult to comprehend that I like to go away for months at a time, on my own, and … Continue reading Homesick or Travelsick?
Letter 117 This is a letter more for me than you, to get me away from my architectural theory reading and escape off to the plans in my head for travel once I finally finish my degree. Plans include Germany, Greece, Scotland, horses, Eastern Europe, English teaching qualification, Mum's 60th trip and the States. All … Continue reading Travel Plans After University
Letter 90 This time last year I had just booked my flight to America. My place at camp was confirmed, visa in the bag and I was eager to set off. Now I want to share a load of advice that I learned from a summer at camp. So if you're off to camp, or … Continue reading Advice from a summer camp cousellor
Letter 50 2016 has been a good, hard, tiring, wonderful year and in 10 days I will fondly look back on it, and happily step into 2017. This year has probably been one of the hardest of my life as it began with the death of a close family member. I won't go into personal … Continue reading What a year
Letter 48 From a whole summer of photos I would like to share some of my favourites along with a word or two that describes them. Enjoy my photo essay. I hope you enjoyed my photos; I certainly enjoyed my summer. From Lou PS. Here's one more chance to check out the my letters … Continue reading 3,176 photos later