I went solo backpacking around Central America for 6 weeks, travelling through Mexico, Belize and Guatemala.
This 3 part documentary series shows the entire backpacking experience.
From the fun activities, beautiful sites, crazy parties, to the exhausting journeys and the good, bad and ugly hostels.
Flying into Cancun, Mexico, I made my way to Tulum to check out the cenotes. Then chilled out at the beautiful Lake Bacalar before crossing the border into Belize.
Caye Caulker island was a great place to chill and party, as well as do some incredible snorkelling. From here I took a 3 day island-hopping boat tour with Ragamuffin tours along the Belize Barrier Reef.
Heading inland I went to San Ignacio, exploring the Caracol ruins by jeep. Then I crossed the border into Guatemala, staying in the beautiful town of Flores to visit the ancient Mayan ruins of Tikal.
Next stop was the beautiful Semuc Champey, stunning waterfalls in the jungle-filled mountains. Then I went to Antigua and got roast some marsh-mellows on Paracay volcano.
I then did a 3 day trek from Xela to Lake Atitlan, hiking through cloud forests, corn fields, small villages and staying with local families.
At Lake Atitlan I got to try out horse-riding for the first time before finishing up my trip at El Paredon on the Pacific Coast.
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——————— About Karl Watson ———————
My name’s Karl, welcome to my channel that’s all about sharing my backpacking adventures from around the world, through fun, entertaining and honest travel documentaries.
Through these films I want you – the audience – to escape and come on the journey with me, and then be inspired to start an adventure of your own.
In between my travels I’m based in London, UK where I work as a freelance video editor.
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