Out of the frying pan

June 16th, 2012

It has been a month since I arrived back in England, three flights after boarding a plane in Panama City.  Loose fitting sports clothing and all of my belongings squeezed into a Chinese shopping bag, wondrously cold weather and my family awaited me. The next week passed in a haze of memories and comforts that I had long forgotten.  A Read the full story…

Atitlan

March 19th, 2012

“Lake Como, it seems to me, touches on the limit of permissibly picturesque, but Atitlán is Como with additional embellishments of several immense volcanoes. It really is too much of a good thing.” – Aldous Huxley Settled in the small boat that would take me across the lake from San Pedro to Panajachel, the sun was just rising and people Read the full story…

The Outsider

March 14th, 2012

Walking through the Sunday market of a small town in Guatemala’s Western highlands, a lone foreigner can’t help but be conspicuous. Whilst in some parts of the country, the indigenous population are the object of attention for hordes of camera wielding tourists, the situation is reversed in the towns that have the fortune of not being on a list of Read the full story…

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