AwardsNovember 20, 2015 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C
Favourite place: 1st = Galapagos; 2nd = Caye Caulker, Belize; 3rd = Bay Islands, Honduras.
Least favourite town: 1st = Foz du Iguazu, Brazil; 2nd = La Paz, Bolivia; 3rd = Uyuni, Bolivia.
Worst for mosquitos: 1st = Holbox, Mexico; 2nd = Utila, Honduras.
Best coconuts: Tulum ruins, Mexico.
Best ice cream: 1st = Tulum; 2nd = Cartagena, Columbia; 3rd = Paraty, Brazil.
Best chocolate: 1st = homemade bars in chocolate workshop, Nicaragua; 2nd = Roatan chocolate shop.
Best street food: Mancora, Peru.
Best food: 1st = Caye Caulker; 2nd = Mancora; 3rd = Rio.
Best cup of coffee = Cartagena.
Best overall coffee = Nicaragua.
Worst coffee = Ecuador (served instant!!!).
Best beer: 1st = El Inca, Bolivia; 2nd = Cusquena negra, Peru; 3rd = Club Colombia, Columbia.
Best range of good beers = Mexico.
Favourite accommodation: 1st = Kimba's bungalows, Mancora, Peru; 2nd = Tropical Paradise, Caye Caulker; 3rd = Arenal, Costa Rica.
Worst accommodation: 1st = salt plains tour, Bolivia (freezing); 2nd = lionfish hostel, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica (bat cave); 3rd = albatross, Galapagos (first experience of cockroaches, mice & ants); 4th = Mango Inn, Utila (smelt of wee).
Place we'd like to move to: 1st = Caye Caulker; 2nd = Roatan, Honduras; 3rd = Cartagena.
Hottest place = Cartagena.
Coldest place = Bolivia.
Best beach: 1st = Playa Blanca, Cartagena; 2nd = West Bay, Roatan, Honduras; 3rd = North beach, Isla Mujeres, Mexico; 4th = San Blas islands.
Most expensive country = Ecuador.
Cheapest country = Peru.
Top memories (in a sort of order, but hard to decide):
Caye Caulker snorkelling
Amazon & pampas
Salt plain tour
San Blas sailing, esp breakfast storm
Turtle laying eggs in storm & hanging sloth, Costa Rica
Pucara ruins & wild west landscape, Argentina
Thunderstorm in Bocas del Toro
Thermal springs, Honduras
Whale watching, Ecuador
Dawn chorus at Tikal ruins
Hummingbird garden, Argentina
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