This section of the MJLeafe website is where I will post regular extracts of my journal from my trip to Mexico, Central America and Colombia between December 2014 and June 2015.

I will endeavour to keep the content exactly as it was written in my scruffy red notebook while I was away. I want to keep true to my thoughts, feelings and circumstances at the time, whether I was writing from the back of a bus, a park bench, a bus station floor or, as happened very occasionally, the comfort of a private room with air conditioning. As such, I encourage you to read this with context in mind, and to forgive any oversights in terms of grammatical or descriptive shortcomings, and of course a lack of character development!