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Granada, Nicaragua: what a beautiful surprise

From Léon – which we very much liked – we moved on to Granada, another beautiful colonial town. And boy, is it nice. The right mixture of colonial architecture, facilities and Nicaraguan life. We do like some tourist facilities as … Continue reading

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Goodbye Guatemala, Hello Honduras

After about 5-6 weeks in Guatemala we decided it was time to move on. Otherwise we are never going to make it to other countries. The choice was to go to either Honduras or El Salvador. John has always wanted … 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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Macadamia nuts, Mayan clothing & instruments, coffee and jade

This week we have continued with our Spanish lessons and have been doing homework in the evenings to keep up with all the grammar and vocabulary we need to know. We managed to squeeze in some trips in the afternoon … 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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Five things we liked about Belize

1. Belize Zoo Definitely worth a visit, wether you do or don’t have children. Very nice zoo, with all indigenous animals. All animals there were brought there because they were in danger or hurt. None of the animals have been … Continue reading

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Staying with the cows and chickens in San Ignacio, Belize

Even paradise gets boring after a while and we decided to leave Caye Caulker and travel further into Belize. After taking a golf cart, boat, taxi, 3-hour trip on the chicken bus with breakneck speed and finally another taxi, we … 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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