Created out of the dreams of the previous government, the new settlement of Mahogany Heights was supposed to represent new hope and a new life for Belize City dwellers whose impoverished living conditions left them struggling to survive. A bureaucratic mess up regarding land rights and a change of government later, the now dilapidated village has an air of ghost towns past. Over the past 5 years resident nurse, Rachel Vega, has set out to singlehandedly change this.
This week The Joyner Journal was the proud winner of the Daily Telegraph’s “Just Back” travel writing competition.
Whilst spending a year in South America I discovered that Royal Mail simply gets too much flack…
Find out what to see, how to get around, and where to stay in Bolivia.
Functioning at high altitude: tips on altitude sickness from the world’s highest capital city, La Paz.
La Paz is not a city hot on most travellers “must see” list.
Here are some reasons to linger in the world’s highest de-facto capital rather than rushing through it.
For most, mention of the Galápagos conjures up images of giant tortoises lumbering across the volcanic landscape. But five of these islands are also inhabited by a soaring human population; government workers, fisherman, tour operators, teachers, refugees from the mainland, dreamers and scientists who all call the Galápagos home. 25,000 of them.
Nearly 40% of Ecuadorians live in rural areas where poverty rates are double those in urban centres. Since access to often impossible, how will rural Ecuador break this cycle?