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Returning to Nicaragua

I first went to Nicaragua in 2012, as part of my backpacking adventure through Central America. Through Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama, Nicaragua ended up being my favourite country in that part of the world. It’s hard sometimes to describe exactly what it was about the country that I loved so much; if I say that it was the colonial architecture, the stunning landscapes, the friendly people, or the fun parties, I could be describing any of the other countries, too. Much like finding a soulmate, we often can’t explain what it is that causes us to fall in love. It’s that magic spark.

When my mum surprised me with a Christmas trip to Nicaragua a few months ago, I was overjoyed. Not only would it mean spending the holidays with my family, a rare treat, I also got to revisit one of my favourite countries. I expected to love it just as much as I had the first time.

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2014: A Year in Review

This time last year, I could have never predicted where I’d be at this exact moment: sitting on the patio of my family’s rented casa in Nicaragua, a spiced rum and coke beside me, the sun dipping low in the sky before it sinks past the ocean’s horizon and out of sight. I thought that 2013 wasn’t a very big year for me, but it was; it was one of transition, of finally moving to London. 2014 started off slow, with almost no plans – soon it grew into a year of travel, a year of accomplishments, and a year of maturing (both in numbers and in mindset). Here’s a little review of the past year.

Be warned: there are lots of photos!

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Interior Inspiration From South America

Liberia, Costa Rica San Pedro de Atacama, Chile Granada, Nicaragua Popayan, Colombia Antigua, Guatemala While my greatest passion is travel, I also love interior design and home decoration. While I wouldn’t say I’m materialistic, I would say I’m very sentimental, so I love to buy souvenirs when I’m on the road. I’ve discussed this on […]

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A Whiter Shade Of Pale

Havana, Cuba New Delhi, India Kathmandu, Nepal Niagara Falls, Canada Popayan, Colombia Las Peñitas, Nicaragua Mancora, Peru Luang Prabang, Laos A colour (or shade, if you will) I’ve never featured: white. And right now, my life is surrounded by white, with snow, with newness, with a blank slate.  For more of my colour features, scroll […]

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The Myths of Central America

Crossing from Costa Rica into Panama (No Man’s Land) “I overheard that you lived in Costa Rica,” I said to the hippie-looking server at my favourite cafe in Canada. “I’ll be there in a few months myself, after studying in Guatemala for a few weeks and then travelling through the rest of Central America.” “Guatemala?” […]

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Tickle Me Pink

Granada, Nicaragua Flores, Guatemala Antigua, Guatemala Leon, Nicaragua Liberia, Costa Rica Leon, Nicaragua Copan Ruinas, Honduras Lamanai, Belize Flores, Guatemala The colours, the colours, Central America is so full of colour. I will never grow tired of being surrounded by azul y rojo y verde y amarillo y morado y rosa, rosa everywhere. For a […]

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