Before the world descended into lockdown madness, I was lucky enough to be travelling on the other side of the world, exploring beautiful Belize and Mexico. I spent 6 weeks in Belize and loved my time there. I covered a lot of ground, leant about the varied Belizean culture, honed new skills and volunteered for an eco project for a month. In this post I'll offer a guide to budgeting for Belize, describe my route and must-see places and reveal a few more key lesser-visited gems!
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.
India is cheap, cheerful and very easy to travel around when you get there. The people are friendly and helpful, the transport and cities are simple to navigate and the attractions and activities are foreigner-friendly. Two weeks in Rajasthan was enough to see that it is all in the preparation before you board the plane.
Letter 152 The analogy that everyone's life is a unique jigsaw puzzle that we are blindly building, is the perfect way to explain so many fundamental things. That we're all fiddling around with different pieces trying to figure out how to create a perfect picture that we can't yet imagine. That sometimes pieces don't fit … Continue reading Life is a jigsaw puzzle
Letter 151 If Bulgaria's not on your bucket list, it should be. If it is, this may spark your imagination and encourage you to book that trip. If you're already going - this should be a helpful itinerary including some tricks and tricks for this crazy beautiful country. I spent the last 2 weeks of … Continue reading COMPLETE BULGARIA ITINERARY
Letter 141 Who says travelling has to involve wearing nothing but dark colours 'because it doesn't show dirt' and changing your entire wardrobe to a selection of uninspiring clothes? Many, many backpackers say that. I disagree. I am a big advocate for being a light-packing traveller, but that doesn't mean a load of boring dark … Continue reading Creating a Capsule Travel Wardrobe
Letter 135 Something that both impresses and baffles me is when people set out to visit every country in the world. There are 195 of them, so it's not a small feat. On one hand, I think it's admirable that people are aiming to have stepped foot on every country in the world, on the … Continue reading Collecting experiences, not countries
Letter 129 My developed, tried-and-tested formula for travel budgeting works for me every time and should be useful if you're planning any trip and somehow you have to come up with a number of how much money you'll need. It's pretty simple and can take as much or as little time as you'd like - … Continue reading How to calculate a travel budget (and other tips)
Letter 128 I've been so excited to write this post because in the 15 days I spent in this little country, I fell in love with it. I'm hoping this letter might inspire others to get exploring this gem! This post will contain all the information you need - from accommodation to travel and activities … Continue reading Complete Montenegro Itinerary and Costs Revealed!