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Panama

(by NK – ie; much shorter than the last few posts) Panama was another place that we knew little about, well exceeded our expectations and we feel we barely scratched the surface of. We stopped only really in 3 places – the beautiful coffee town of Boquete where we met...

Costa Rica

(By Alex, with Nattie’s help to wrap it up.  WARNING: LONG READ) The solidly branded and well-oiled tourism machine that is Costa Rica astounds with its natural beauty, annoys with its good manners and impresses with its fine-tuned business model. The country that has...

Galapagos: The Veredict

As promised (and as usually, late), a selection of the 3,000+,(no joke) photos from Galapagos: Click Here.  We’ve omitted the ones with the boatloads (literally) of old folk in goofy hats, white socks and sandals who we managed to beat every time that we went onshore....

Galapagos: Trap or Treasure?

Or, an Invitation to Please, Please Save Beaglebound! (by NK and Alex) After running around Quito for the major portion of three days looking for a “good deal” on an 8d/7n boat ride around some of the Galapagos Islands and paying a minor royal’s ransom for it, we are...