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Filandia to Medellin

We left the colourful Filandia to drive up to El Jardin, as we heard is a less visited colonial town where time stands still. Drove trough the first toll booth and dropped 10,300 COP, then the first city we hit was Pereira, which had several roads closed in the favour...
The wild Animal side of Costa Rica

The wild Animal side of Costa Rica

Costa Rica was the perfect country to find oodles of animals.  Whether we were camping on the beach or deep in the jungle we would hear or see wild animals all around us.  Only once did a raccoon try to rob us, but a little american boy played vigilante for us.  Costa...
Cocora Valley

Cocora Valley

Woke up after a fairly quiet night at the traffic aid stop parking lot after a cool night, which was more than welcomed after the boiling heat of Tatacoa. There was a coffee shop in the same building and went for some sampling. It turned out an absolutely modern shop...
Ometepe Island, Nicaragua.

Ometepe Island, Nicaragua.

We took The Globe Trol on a ferry to head to Ometepe Island, Nicaragua Islandtime in Nicaragua We had about a week left in Nicargua before we had to be at the border to cross into Costa Rica.  Without hesistation we decide we should ferry over Lake Nicaragua and spend...
Downpour

Downpour

The air was thick with humidity, it was like breathing tepid soup. The roads glistened with moisture in the last of the fading light that was filtering between the rolling banks thunderclouds. We had started the day high in the mountains of Oaxaca, bundled up for...

Popayan to San Agustin

Today we were doing some real overlanding. We drove 138 km in 7.5 hours, a new personal record. The road from Popayan to San Agustin was one of the slowest of all times. While the first 30 km were asphalt, the rest was plain dirt or rocky road sprinkled with potholes....
Cellphone in Colombia

Cellphone in Colombia

Colombia has three major providers, no surprises there: Claro, Tigo and Movistar. Locals love Movistar, I went for a Tigo. I used Tigo in Guatemala and Honduras and I was all-right with it. Seems like you cannot throw a rock in Popayan without hitting a cellphone...
Happy National Dog Day!

Happy National Dog Day!

When we aren’t filming for Filmmaker For A Cause on our journey south, you might find us exploring a national park or enjoying the breeze at the ocean.  Typically these down-times from filming come with days upon days of editing our FMFAC projects or working on other...
Nicaragua’s season of plenty

Nicaragua’s season of plenty

This is Mike…One of the cooler aspects about visiting a different country is tasting produce that you may not have eaten otherwise. In Central America there is a very pronounced dry season from March through May. The dry season impacts grocery prices and even...
Camping

Camping

The definition of camping would go like”wherever you can sleep uncomfortable” in Latin America, mostly. Generally speaking is “roughing it”, “boondocking” or “bush whacking”. I park the van, I’m home, OK it’s...
Overstaying

Overstaying

We’ve been overstaying at Finca Sommerwind for almost two weeks now, not that is super exciting around here, but there are several small things to fix up on the van. Looks like we are not alone doing that though, there are quite a few overlanders around. The...