Central America

Things to do ~ Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los muertos in San Francisco

Skulls with flowered eye holes, dancing skeletons and a bridal pair with grimaces from the grave in tune with Aztec music.  Half skull, half living face, a lady in a large crimson dress with white flowers  and a group of stovepipe-hatted white faces framed by large beards. Laughing. Dancing. The whimsical crowd moved slowly down…

Mondays Around the World ~ Volunteering in Estelí, Nicaragua

My name is Daniela. I am a physiotherapist from Germany where I usually work for Reha Viersen. In the moment though, I’m volunteering in the project Mujeres Ambientalistas in Estelí, Nicaragua. This project is a recycling initiative of women and I help recycling paper and creating beautiful products like greeting cards and bookmarks with it. Revenue…

Volunteer for a day ~ Santa Emilia, Nicaragua

Painted kids hands

Fun things are happening in the colorful city of Granada in Nicaragua! Travelers from all over the world volunteer for a day to teach kids art in the Project EcoARTE. A family from Israel, a couple from Ireland, an elderly married couple from Netherlands and young bag-packers on their journey through Central-America take the opportunity…

Discovery in Lamanai, Belize

Mask Temple

Sudden roaring from above, like lions are hunting elephants in the canopy of the jungle. ‘The howler monkeys say Hi’, Eric laughed at me from behind his rainbow colored sunglasses.  I barely could hear him because my heart was pounding so hard. ‘Actually there are jaguars here, that make the same sound to confuse the…

Volunteer for clean water ~ Nicaragua

Looking for a one-of-a-kind volunteer opportunity in Nicaragua this week? Look no further! Together with Projecto Mosaico you can celebrate World Water Day 2012 in Malecón de Granada. Read more about the event. Since 1993 United Nations are celebrating World Water Day on March 22nd with hundreds of events worldwide. So just in case you can’t…

Traveling the Americas ~ One beer at a time ~ Belize

I don’t remember how the hostel was; no idea if there was breakfast or if it was good. No clue about the bed or the fan, or if the shower was cold or not. Any cucarachas anywhere? I don’t know. But the beer that night nuzzled so freshly down my throat, revitalized the crushed travel body…

Princes of the underworld ~ Actun Tunichil Muknal ATM, Belize

Explore the mayan underworld in Belize’s cave system Actun Tunichil Muknal, also known as ATM.   With a last click all light is gone. All around is plain, stone-cold blackness. A distant drop echoes through the stale air. One step further through the ankle high water, reaching out into the nothingness. Every single hair on…

Seeking the caribbean kitesurfing treasure

A crew of Three went forth on their quest for ‘The best kitesurfing spot for Beginners’ in the Caribbean Sea, with Puerto Rico as their first aim. The Island’s northside is famous among surf pros and feared for its man-high waves. The island promises a strong wind during February and so the Three dared the…

Puerto Rico Kitespot: Las Mareas

Puert Rico Kitespot Las Mareas

Sunburned faces, shedding noses, burning muscles, a solid sand-sunscreen mixture in every wrinkle, scratches and bruises well-distributed over the body… we are ready for the next kite day in Puerto Rico. Yesterday’s spot was a surprise. Only 16 minutes from Punta Pozuelo is the ocean kitespot Las Mareas. Take the PR-710 south till you reach…