Caye Caulker

Pronounced Key Corker (with at least some sort of Caribbean elongation otherwise it’d just be silly), this is slow down central. Life here is slow, slow and chilled, chilled and relaxing. There’s a refreshing on shore breeze which means your don’t get bitten and you don’t break into a sweat just walking around. Tina’s hostel […]

Update: Belize

I’ve been trying to update you all with some photos of our Belizian adventures so far but unfortunately they fail every time when uploading from Firefox 🙁 I’m currently in Caye Caulker in a net cafe charging me more than one pound for every 20 mins! Shocking if you ask me, twas five times as […]

Orange Walk

We arrived in Orange Walk after nightfall which is never advisable since its always harder to orientate yourself in such environments. Nevertheless we managed to book ourselves into a nice room for the three of us at the Akihito Hotel. Despite our long trip over from Mexico we had in fact gained an hour from […]


Oh air con. How I have MISSED YOU. But strangely at the same time abhore you. On Sunday night we paid the extra 30 pesos to upgrade to air conditioned top class dorms. I thought I’d let it slip this time, before Stu and Tim started accusing me of sweat box sadism, but I’m glad […]

Chichen Itza

It was an early start yesterday for what would prove to be a very long day. Up at 6:30 to shower and finish packing, a quick walk to the ferry dock, a taxi to the bus terminal and then onward to the ancient Mayan ruins of CHICHEN ITZA! I hope I managed to build that […]

Isla Mujeres

A 24 hour day later and a small boat journey the next day, and Tim, Stu and I have arrived in our first location – The Island of Women. The trip getting here was fun and games as you’d imagine. My flight from Newark was delayed, which meant I arrived an hour late into Cancun. […]

The Cecil Chronicles: USA

Throughout my gap year I recorded snippets of audio with an old microphone and my MiniDisc player. Now more than four years on I’ve decided to rectify those sounds clips and give them a permanent record in the digital online world. Why are they called the Cecil Chronicles? Well, for some reason, which I’m sure […]

Luang Prabang

Argh! I hate it when PCs decide to shut down for no apparent reason. Anyways, well I was saying something along the lines of [until never be quite as good as the original]… This will be my last significant post of the journey as from now on its the homeward bound. The journey from Vang […]

Vienetiane and Vang Vieng

Okay, Well we made it. After all the fuss the bus wasn’t too bad. We arrived at the Vietnam-Laos border around 5am and had to wait for the border guards to open it up at 7am. However that gave us a chance to watch the sunrise in the mountains which was really awesome. The scenery […]

Hue, Hanoi and Halong Bay

Dear all, Today [31/8] is our last day in Hanoi before we catch the over night bus from Hanoi to Vientiene in Laos. So what have we been up to since Hoi An. Quite a bit in fact.