Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Things that are very different in Central America

There is the obvious, like the weather, the people and food. However, other things we have noticed that are different: 1. Health and Safety Basically, there is none. Hazards are everywhere and you soon learn to look where you walk. … Continue reading

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“Muuum! There is an ant on my tooth brush”

Travelling in hot, developing countries obviously comes with a certain amount of bugs and small ‘wildlife’. How do the children deal with? Apart from yelling out about ants on toothbrushes, what about the really yucky ones like spiders and cockroaches? … Continue reading

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Things we loved about Antigua

We have now spent a month in Antigua and are ready to move on. Antigua was an amazing experience and the things we liked most as a family were: 1. Spanish lessons We had our lessons at Sevilla Antigua and … Continue reading

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Things we didn’t like so much about Antigua

Right, so after all the very, very positive things about Antigua there are a few things that we didn’t like so much. They are relatively minor as we have absolutely loved our time here. 1. The ice cream vendor bells … Continue reading

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Useful things to bring when travelling with kids

It is quite tricky to know what things you should bring when travelling long-term with children and what turns out to be an absolute waste of space. The most useful things that I brought have proven to be: Self inflatable … Continue reading

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What they don’t tell you about travelling with children

Families that love travelling together will tell you about all the positives of doing this. Learning experience, time together, no domestic drudgery etc. etc. However, where there is positives there are consequently negatives. And not necessarily things that you would … Continue reading

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Things that have surprised us travelling as a family

Certain expectations we had travelling as a family have been proven completely right, others completely wrong. Sharing a room We were very worried about sharing a room – and beds – with the five of us and thought we wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Connectivity has changed the travel landscape

The last time I did some serious travel was in 1998 and although email and internet was around, you had to book a computer at an internet cafe and connections were slow. It was a bit of a mission. Now, … Continue reading

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