Colombia: take 2 (the meltdown diaries)

It’s taken us a while to get around to writing this blog post.  Not because we haven’t had the time, but more because it’s taken some time to really give a place to our feelings about our second trip to Colombia. We’d decided to go back to Colombia months ago as we hadn’t spent muchContinue reading “Colombia: take 2 (the meltdown diaries)”

Mexico

Our saviour in Central America Going through Central America we’d been starting to feel a bit like we were treading water – almost starting to feel a bit bored.  Sure, we had amazing times in the different countries in Central America, but after a while it felt like we were seeing the same things overContinue reading “Mexico”

2minionsontour backpacking escapades: Happy 1 year anniversary!

It´s been a while since we last posted in the blog. We´ve spent the past couple of months relaxing a bit more so haven´t got round to our Mexico blog yet. But it’ll be coming soon. First though, we wanted to indulge a bit and celebrate love – writing about a big thing for usContinue reading “2minionsontour backpacking escapades: Happy 1 year anniversary!”

2minionsontour backpacking escapades: Bordering on insanity

With 19 border crossings across 14 countries under our belt it’s safe to say they’ve been a staple for us in the last ten months. We never really thought too much about them when we were planning the trip, other than to double check visa requirements and potential costs. To be honest we were prettyContinue reading “2minionsontour backpacking escapades: Bordering on insanity”

Honduras

Three little lies First off, we should come clean up front that although we titled this blog post ‘Honduras’, it really should be called ‘Utila, Bay Islands Honduras’ as it’s the only place we really stayed in Honduras. That’s if you don’t count a planned overnight stay in the capital, Tegucigalpa (and by ‘stay’ weContinue reading “Honduras”

Nicaragua

Down but by no means out When we first started the trip back in October last year, we weren’t even sure if we’d make it to Nicaragua. Due to the political situation it was still on the ‘all but essential travel’ list for both the Netherlands and UK. So we added it (cautiously) to ourContinue reading “Nicaragua”

Costa Rica

It’s not easy being green Turns out Kermit was wrong. For Costa Rica at least, which has to have been one of the greenest countries we’ve visited on the trip so far.  As we traveled this small country we couldn’t help but be in constant awe of its beauty.  Something that Jeroen’s parents (who were traveling withContinue reading “Costa Rica”

2minionsontour backpacking escapades: Insights of a guest minion

For this blog, we asked our friend Jo (Queen Minion if you will) to take the reigns with the writing. So far we’ve only given our view of places and experience and so we wanted to take the opportunity to get a bit of an outside view from someone joining our travels for a shortContinue reading “2minionsontour backpacking escapades: Insights of a guest minion”

Ecuador

It’s been a while since our last blog as we’ve spent the last few weeks with our friends, Jo and Kim, visiting from the UK; spending most days packed with some sort of activity and most nights in bed by 9 or 10 o’clock. More to come on that in future blogs. For now, weContinue reading “Ecuador”

Peru

  The country that broke us Physically, mentally, spiritually and financially. Although, we have to say, not in a bad way; with loads of amazing hiking and partying, we had so much fun being broken in Peru. Trekking From the Inca ruins around the city, to Laguna Humantay and finally doing the Lares Trek toContinue reading “Peru”