There’s nothing like a photo competition to get the Intrepid office dreamily checking flight deals to Rio and wistfully looking out of windows. Cue Central America.
Brought to you from the smoky markets, carts and cantinas of Mexico, here are our favourite street-side snacks.
This is what happens when you let 8 pro photographers loose in Central America.
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My wife and I left our jobs and lives in San Francisco last year to drive the Pan American highway from Canada to Patagonia in a camper van. In doing so, we became what are known as “overlanders”, or travelers who chose to travel by land, as opposed to flying into each destination. It was something we dreamed about for several years; the ability to explore as we please and move slowly through new countries.
The smallest and most densely populated of all Central American, El Salvador (literally ‘The Saviour’) has never piqued travel interest quite like its neighbours.
“We’re going deep into the jungle…expect surprises” – why you can’t afford to miss this epic Mexico expedition
Imagine, for a moment, that you could see all the things you want to see in Mexico (y’know, the big tourist sites) before embarking on a five-day river exploration through the deepest, darkest jungle. Imagine you could retrace the steps of explorers and adventurers of decades past, uncovering ancient ruins that most travellers will never have the privilege of seeing. Imagine you could do it all with aboriginal guides and an expert archaeologist by your side…
When you’ve traveled in a region before, it can be tempting to think there’s little to be gained from group travel and a local leader. How wrong I was.
Rice, beans, plantain, tortillas, quesadilla, guacamole, salsa, tequila…need we go on? Food in Central America is one (very prominent!) reason we love this part of the world so much.
Here, we share some cuisine which may have gone under the radar in the past. Move over Mexico, your neighbours have some pretty sensational tastebud pleasers of their own.