Back when we spend five weeks weeding on the Stardust Sanctuary Farm, 3 kilometres out of the nearest small village, San Ignacio was our go-to metropolis. Don’t get me wrong, San Ignacio is in no way a big city. Coupled with twin Santa Elena, the city barely has 20.000 inhabitants. Despite its small size, visitors will not be bored. Here are 7 things we really enjoyed in San Ignacio. Continue Reading →
“Kitty, kitty, kitty!” our guide called, and he threw another sardine into the reddish-brown water. It was so hot that the bottoms of my sneakers melted on the wooden bridge. About 1000 insects buzzed around my head. The only things missing from the mangrove were the crocodiles.
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Anete and I are sitting on a terrace amidst lush rainforest, sipping large glasses of refreshing blood red sorrel juice. Squirrels hop by in nearby trees, insects make a lot of noise, and a couple of drops of rain have once again threatened to kick off the monsoon officially… but it’s not quite the time yet.
The whole scene is rather idyllic. Or is it?
What the reader might not realise: this environment is trying to kill us. Continue Reading →