Category: Central AmericaPage 1 of 2

I guess central America is technically North America, but I wanted to differentiate the countries south of Mexico from the big three North American countries.

Safety First

If you’ve never travelled in Central America, you’re missing out on some shocking design oversights. One of my favorites is the self-heating showerhead. The clever person who thought…

Walking to an Evening Session

These surfers are heading out for an evening surf session on the perfect point break wave at El Sunzal. Location: El Sunzal, Playa el Tunco, El Salvador

Fishing in the Surf

Local fishermen using a net to trap fish in the surf. Location: El Zonte, El Salvador

Point Break at El Zonte

There was a nice wave at El Zonte but the locals weren’t super friendly. After a few days here I made my way to Playa El Tunco and…

Russ on a Bus

I left San Cristobal de las Casas early in the morning, in order to get as far into Guatemala as possible, with the hopes of eventually making my…

Walking on Lava

Getting this close to lava is quite an experience. First of all, it’s hot! Even on a cold, rainy evening, it’s pretty easy to warm up when you’re…

Caribbean Paradise

The Caribbean Sea and the islands it holds are an absolute paradise. Soft white sand beaches lined with palm trees, perfectly clear water the colour of a glowing…

Bow Spray on a Close Reach

We were sailing in the Caribbean Sea somewhere near Belize when the wind picked up from the direction of our destination. We reefed the main and shortened the…

Transiting the Reef

The Belize Barrier Reef is the second longest reef in the world, only The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is longer. For sailboats to access the shore at…

Self Proclaimed Mayor

We often looked for small deserted cays to drop our anchor for the night. We only realized that we weren’t alone here when Harry, the sole inhabitant and…

Sambo Creek

This pretty little creek was our swim spot for the day. It was super hot outside and the crystal clear water and little waterfalls were impossible to resist….

Rooster Coop

I always loved seeing these roosters in Central America since they have such beautiful colouring. I didn’t love being woken up by them at 4:30 in the morning…

Caribbean Lifestyle

When we were out from Utila for a few dives we would sometimes stop here for our surface interval and eat some local food. The local fishermen always…

Baby Backpack

Many Guatemalans use local buses for daily transportation since it’s cheap and the cost of car ownership is quite high for many who struggle to get by on…

Fast Food Nation

I’m reading the book “Fast Food Nation”, and have some interesting observations on the subject from my perspective here in Honduras. This book is not entirely about the…

Hurricane Food

Okay, Hurricane Dean is on it’s way. I have purchased some hurricane food which consists of: 2 giant Snickers bars 6 peanut butter granola bars 4 big bottles…

Sausage Foot

It all started with a small mosquito bite on the top of my right foot. It was about two weeks old, and not really itchy any more, but…

Tikal

I visited the ruins of Tikal today. I chose to do a “Sunrise Tour” which gives you exclusive access to the park before it officially opens to the…